The New York Times writes about minimalist running shoes, here.
A good story, although it sounds like the jury is out on whether these shoes are helpful or not. Having picked up McDougall's "Born to Run" on a whim, I'm surprised to find out that it's on the bestseller list and becoming a cult classic!
On my 13-mile run yesterday, I went back to my stock running shoe, the Asics with the inch-thick heel padding. The New Balance thin-soled shoes are my 3- and 4-mile running choice at this point. I'm not sure how well my feet would hold up in them after 13 miles. I haven't had any twinges from using the NB 790s yet, but I don't want to push it.
Next week is another light week - 3- and 4-mile runs.