I got a pair of Vibram Bikila and Saucony Mirage to give minimal shoes a shot and so I wouldn't have to rely on second hand experiences when discussing them.
I've heard some conflicting opinions about minimal shoes and how to use them. My own idea would be to slowly introduce them into my training program, so I don't get any overuse injuries due to using different muscles when running with these shoes.
Currently I'm still at the beginning of a marathon training program, which means I run 5 times a week of which three are 'short' 30-min relaxed runs and the other two a long run and a threshold training.
Since I've got both the Vibram and the Saucony shoes, I can shift more gradual. I can also wear them during the day, given I don't have to comply to any dress code, which means I don't necessarily have to get used to them through running alone.
So now I'm wondering what would be the best way to get started with minimal running shoes?