Ultrailzwrote a review of New Balance Minimus MT10 Trail Running Shoe - Men's on October 25, 2011
What sold me on these was that they were designed to be able to be worn sock-less. In my eyes, these are about as minimal as I like to go on trails. They are incredibly light, nimble, and flexible with the only cushion being the vibram sole and the fabric on the inside sole. I did notice that the band on the forefoot was a little snug but that seems to have stretched a bit over time. These are great on trails but I've even run 20 milers on the road in these and not experienced any major issues (provided you are okay with minimal running). If you want a little more cushion,just add socks. The only minor issue that I have noticed is that trail debris does sneak in in the heel opening since it has a tendency to open a little at each stride.