This is a very intersting topic.
Minimalist shoes are becoming all the rage.
Surely the transition from the modern runner to minamilst shoes needs to be carefully progressed. For many runners those years of running/training in the modern runner can cause mobility issues, leading to compensatory movement patterns.
To then throw on a pair of minamilist shoes and try and replicate the previous training regime will potentially result in a myriad of problems.
Im all for introducing the minimlaist shoe because of the many benefits(have been using vibrams since they were introduced to the market 3 or 4 years ago)as long as its managed sensibly. Unfortunately most, when they are only being sold half the facts, wont be patient. There is a message that minamilist shoes should be introduced slowly but in the people i see the message isnt getting through.
We will see the results in a few years time i guess