The zippy, lightweight construction of the Sockwa X8 is what wear-testers, including myself, rave about because the shoe gives a fast-feel perfect for every run on snowy or dry terrain. The shoe will really meet your minimalist objectives as it puts the foot as close to the ground as a shoe possibly can!
BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.