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  • I am wearing the Skechers Go Run Ultra, and I think that it would tick off all of your boxes:  soft ride, wide toe box, great lugs, 4mm drop w/o insole.  I don't know if I would classify the upper as thin, but I find it quite comfortable.
  • @leeapeea - The GRUs do have significant cushioning, but they are still very light (under 9oz.) and flexible.  Your current trail shoe has a lot more structure than this one does.  Even though the cushioning is significant, the GRU is not overly str…
  • The Saloman Sense Pro look really cool, and I'd love to try them out, but at $130 a pop, I'd be leary of going there. I'm running in the Skechers Go Run Ultra right now on trails and I like it.  It's light, flexible, and has excellent traction.  I …
  • For years, I have worn size 8.5 when wearing a typical support shoe.  My two favorites were the Brooks Adrenaline and the Saucony Guide.  When I began to transition to more minimal footwear (low heel-toe drop using a concentrated midfoot strike), I …
  • I can't tell you how many times I have caught myself looking at (no, staring and examining) a pair of running shoes, and upon realizing who is wearing them I quickly turn to my wife and explain that I was looking at the shoes and not the female runn…
  • Got in my A5's.  When I ordered them from runningwarehouse, shoefitr said to order my normal size.  They were way too small!  I am sending them back today and ordering a 1/2 size up.  I had even contemplated ordering a whole size up but I don't want…
  • Michael, Pete, thanks for your answers and you're right.  I'm never going to know until I try.  I picked up a pair of A5's from runningwarehouse and with the runblogger coupon code, I got them at 46% off of original list price.  Thanks for the feedb…
  • I have the Skechers Go Run Ultra, and I like it a lot.  I find that it gives very good cushion on the trails.  With the insole it's an 8mm drop shoe, and without the insole it's a 4mm drop shoe.  I run without the insole.  Just another one to throw …