The latest trend in running shoes is towards lightweight and slightly-cushioned minimalist shoes. It seems to be the reverse for those already transitioned to minimalist shoes with going totally unshod or barefoot as the next logical step. But there is a good news for these advance minimalist runners with the upcoming super-minimalist running shoes. These shoes are ultra-light at under 6 ounces, 3mm to zero drop, flexible both longitudinally (front to back) and transversely (side to side), and uppers that are barely there. Here are three of the top new shoes for 2013 that we consider super-minimalist: Merrell Vapor Glove, Mizuno Wave Universe 5, and New Balance Minimus HI-REZ. Now hardcore minimalist runners can have it all with these ultra-lightweight and super-minimalist running shoes.

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