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I think I have settled on the New Balance Minimus 20V-3 Trainer as my all-purpose exercise/work-out shoe. Lightweight, stable for weights, good for everything a Cross-Trainer or gym rat might need. They do not make you feel bare-footed, but close enough.
They have a 20v4 out now, but the 3 is fine. They come in men's and women's because men and women are different.
New Balance (made in USA) tend to run 1/4-1/2 sizes small, so I go up 1/2. They make narrow, which is good.
The Minimus line is great for travelling light to rugged places. You can wear your hiking boots and outdoor gear on plane and bring just a small carry on backpack w the Minimus shoes and a change of clothes and camera for strolling around places less rugged than the glaciers and rocky hillsides you will be out on most days. They're good for wet climates as they dry fast or you can just wear them thru rain w some Merino wool socks and not be too uncomfortable. IMHO they are better for injured ex marathoners like me than those heavy cushioned walking shoes because light is good for bad knees and you walk better in them.
But not good for serious rocky hilly trails where traditional Asolo leather is still the best all round for preventing twisted ankles and giving one the illusion of being protected from snakes.
Say it isn't so! Hopefully they are Nike socks costing $50 or more and made in China for $1. We can't have people hiking in cross training shoes or cross training in hiking shoes for crying out loud. If you are going to play the game you must play by the rules Nike made up, just do it.