I wish a minimalist shoe company would make a foot-shaped answer to either classic Vans or the Converse OneStar/AllStar. These shoes are heavier than running shoes. That 'extra' weight is from a relatively thick, solid, gum-rubber sole which makes them good for skateboarding, cycling, court sports such as tennis, basketball, general sports such as cross-fit, weight lifting, etc - all kinds of activities that mono-directional shoes are NOT good for. Collectively, these sports make up a big portion of physically-active society. Because Vans and Converse (now owned by Nike) are publicly-traded companies, they're not going to do it even if their competition does. So Altra, Xero, Lems, this is your moment. Let's see some shoes that fit this 'niche' (it's actually huge!).