What are the downsides of minimalist running shoes?
I want to start walking/jogging. I am considering the Adidas Adupure and Fila Skeletoes, two articulated toe models available in India.
I am concerned about the safety of thin soles. Sharp stones/ shards are a constant worry, so not only it must be safe, but also durable against repeated attacks. It must be safe from small puddles, not letting water in. Also I must be safe in slippery/sandy surfaces.
Are these shoes safe for a beginner running on bad pavement? Are there other health issues to be aware of?