I only wanted one thing for my birthday- (well, besides a 3:29 marathon)- these babies!
New Balance Minimus 10 Road Shoe for a year now and I loooooove them. Every time I slip them on my feet, I get really excited. Just like Benny in The Sandlot, they make me run faster and jump higher. I'm certain. They help me immensely with my form- the fact that I've had them for A YEAR is evidence of that; normal trainers only last me about 4 months if I'm lucky.
The only problem I have with these is that I can't run the long distances (13.1 and above) without my calves starting to cramp. It could be user error though because I typically only wear them for about 10 or so miles, and then I run a marathon in them.
If you are looking for some great minimalist shoes, I would check them out!