I could some up my feelings about the Minimus in one word, wow. These are unbelievably comfortable, once you break your feet in of course. They handle sand, rock, grass, and even pavement with great ease and comfort. Plus they dry super quick. The sole (a wonderful design by Vibram) is actually split into four parts which allows for flexibility I've never had in any other shoe. They have all the benefits of a true zero drop barefoot shoe, without the weird (I hate it) sensation of "five fingers." And the absolute tackiness of them (100 miles and still stick like new) make these great for climbing as well as running or hiking, so in the summer they make a great approach/climb combo. I also find myself wearing them everywhere (the odor eliminating interior microfiber actually works), I got the all orange and they are head turners for sure. I didn't care for the tight strap over the bridge of the foot, but the feeling has grown on me, and now I often feel that my casual shoes are too loose. If you think that the tightness will be an issue for you (i.e. you have really wide feet) go for the MT20's, the strap is much less restrictive. Also a fair warning to barefoot shoe newbies, take it easy when you first get them, start small and work you way up the distance ladder, your tendons need to strengthen, otherwise your feet will ache and you could get shin splints. But overall, I love this shoe, and I'm getting a second pair. I don't know if there is a more versatile shoe at that price, and I don't think I ever want a different type of trail shoe.