I am loving my Minimus Trail. They are by far the best trail shoe I have worn, a nice transition to minimilist shoes.
True to size in the trail version. Mine have been on a few runs now and perform well on most trail surfaces.
The Vibram outer is not aggressive at all but looks can be deceiving with plenty of good traction on everything bar slick wet granite or pronounced wet root.
I haven't really noticed the 4mm drop as my previous NB racing flats were my shoe of choice for most of my training and I regularly run once a week barefoot.
That said you should 'ease' yourself into these if you are transitioning from a regular 'brick' type shoe.
They weigh around 200gr each and have the comfiest inner with no apparent seam stitching. I wore them straight out of the box sockless on a 14km trail run, no worries.
No rock plate so you do feel the trail (which I like) but I wouldn't be wearing these on gnarly rocky trails where more cushioning might be preferred.The toe box is awesome with plenty of room in the D fitting for your toes to spread. They will be releasing a 2E fitting later in the year I believe. Sizing goes up to US14, so you miss out again MrG.
They feel good and they look good.
I got mine through Hampster and his online contacts but you can order via email with most online stores.
I will be ordering their road and lifestyle models too. Impressed.
Edited by Spud, 21 March 2011 - 12:57 PM.