When looking for a barefoot shoe, I wanted something simple and subtle that would allow my foot to move as it would were I actually barefoot. I found that with the Trail Glove. With a narrower heel cup and a wider toe box help make it anatomically conducive, but it's not over the top. When I first tried them on the space in the toe box felt a little weird, but when I started running I noticed that extra space allowed my foot expand and move as it needed to. It gives the protection you need with as little shoe feel as possible.