The Minimus Zero is the best running shoe I've ever tried. I've had a few kinks to work out (one defective pair, half size too small in another), but they are awesome! Forget the old-school, over cushioned running shoes you're used to. Less IS more. These shoes force you to focus on proper foot strike and proper form rather than hiding it via cushioning that leaves you injured anyway. If possible, go to a New Balance store for a proper fitting (I'm normally up a half size, and if I wear compression socks, I'm up a full size). Start out slowly if you're transitioning to a minimal shoe. It will take a little time to adapt, but you won't regret it. They have fun colors too!