Swami gripe: Protective they are not. It takes especially agile runners who are light on their feet to get the maximum return and minimal bumps and bruises from these performance-minded kicks.
Swami like: For runners used to a minimalist shoe and high cadence on the trails, this is the shoe for you. A thin plastic protection plate and three millimeter lugs do an ample job fending off underfoot debris.
From the Spring 2010 issue