After running for about 3 summers barefoot, I decided it's time to get some minimalists shoes for winter when the temps get down in the single digits. I got tired of lugging the old Asics around. After researching, I decided on these Sockwa's. They are much better than my regular running shoes (light as slippers!), and pretty thin, but with wool socks they have worked really well in the cold! I would not run in these in the summer time as we had one warm day of about 55 and my feet sweated a lot! I generally run on cement with one section full of gravel as there is a place where they sell it and are always driving on the sidewalk. As with barefeet, I have to watch where I am running in this spot, as these do not block the rocks, but otherwise I like these!