Frying Dutchmanwrote a review of New Balance MT20 Minimus Trail Running Shoe - Men's on November 22, 2011
I've been barefoot now for almost two years. These are well made, capable and comfortable...with one caveat. If you have EE-EEEE I would recommend avoiding them. The fifth metatarsal bone may get very sore. This is due to the reinforcement strap at that area. I still say they are comfortable because I'm pretty sure if I had a narrow foot they would be. I continue to wear them but I no longer run in them. I should have returned them right away so it's on me and I'm to stubborn (and cheap) to throw them away.
These are not super minimalist. If you're new to barefoot some shoes can be worn with socks. These can not. I also find the quality superior to the Merrells. I've worn them all. Barefoot running and working has literally eliminated a lifelong lower back problem. An important caveat if you haven't tried this. Nothing compares to Vibram Fivefingers for true foot stability. For me it makes a huge difference to have separate toes. As a chubby old Martial artist with small feet I am acutely aware of my stances. For me all closed toes are a compromise albeit a welcome one over traditional shoes.