Merrell Barefoot Road Glove Lightning Review: Minimalist Foot HeavenBrent Rose5/16/12 4:00pm54EditPromoteGo to permalinkSo, you've heard about all of this minimalist, "barefoot-style" running, and you want in. Thing is, those toe-shoes look really weird. You don't want any padding, but you don't want your foot pierced by rocks either. Is there a balance point? Yes, there is.