I purchased a pair of New Balance Minimus 1010 trail shoes yesterday. I bought them instead of the Merrell Dash Glove because they were sold out at this store and I didn't feel like driving across town to get the Merrells. I just found out that they are trail shoes. But I also realized that there was NO WAY I was going to be able to run my tempos and hills in the Merrell Dash Gloves in a Canadian winter. (weak treads, no socks) I love the feel of the shoes as well as the strong treads and wide forefoot. As they seem to be pretty similiar to the Minimus MO10 and I'm wondering if they will still do the job for my weekly tempo/hills and 10K's.