These are my running shoes - the New Balance Minimus in gray. Of course, since I bought them they come in prettier colors. I'll try something more fun next time.
For the time being, these have been great. I've only had shin splints once since I got them, but that was because I didn't take the rest day I should have taken. My toes have been a little sore here and there, but it's a good sore. It tells me that I'm using muscles that have been neglected.
I'm not turning into a granola girl, but I'm starting to understand my body in the way God made it - it's natural form and function. I want to treat my body the way it was meant to be treated and that is NOT the norm, especially in the USA.