These shoes, right here, are technically minimalist running shoes.
I know, I know, seems like an oxymoron, right? High-top sneaks that play for the barefoot team? They’re Nike’s Free Run 2 SneakerBoot, released in the fall, and according to the company’s website they’re meant to “cut through the cold. The Nike Free Run 2 SneakerBoot combines the grace of the Free Run 2 with boot-inspired additions for comfort in any condition.”
I guess it's a hard concept for me to grasp, since in my former-high-school-basketball-player mind, high tops = hoops, not running. But I guess ... maybe?