I am looking for a new trail shoe. I have been wearing the Mizuno Ferus. It works well for me on shorter runs, but the sole is fairly firm, so on my longer runs my feet get pretty tired. I am wondering if a softer sole and perhaps a bit thicker might help.
I just tried the NB Minimus 00 v2. I was very hopeful it would work. Alas, it did not and has caused my right IT band to act up. I like the soft ride, wide toe box, and zero drop, but I think the overall stack height of the 00v2 is what has given me problems.
So what I am looking for is a somewhat soft ride (I know that is very subjective), a wide toe box, decent lugs but not too aggressive (Inov8 Bare Grip would be too much for me), thin upper, <5mm drop.