Over the past few months I have changed my running technique (heel striker) to a more natural/barefoot style of running. I'm loving the change. I've had my gait analysed several times and I'm on the right path, although there is definitely room for improvement. I've been alternating between a pair of Vibram Bikila LS and a pair of structured cushioning Asics shoes. My Asics' are due for retirement and so I'm looking for an another shoe to keep my Vibram's company.
More specifically, I'm looking for a neutral shoe with a wide toe box and some cushioning, that are meant for long distance runs on road and easy trails. I've seen the Kinvara 3 as well as Mizuno Universe 4 mentioned quite a few times on this forum. Would a 4mm heel/toe drop like the Kinvara 3 be too much too soon as I've only been transitioning for 3-4 months?
I consider myself an "intermediate" runner (5k - sub 20min/ 10k - 45min) but I'm now more into distance and fully enjoying my runs then attempting new personal bests'. Greatly appreciate any advice/suggestions. Thanks!