Proud to be part of the panel of International Experts!
To fix that problem, a team at Laval University led by Jean-Francois Esculier recruited a panel of 42 international experts to go through a four-stage iterative process in an attempt to reach a consensus definition of “minimalist,” along with a “Minimalist Index” that can score, on a scale of 0 to 100, just how minimalist a shoe is. (I, along with my RW colleague Scott Douglas, the author of the Runner’s World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running, was on the panel.)
Source: What Is a Minimalist Shoe? | Runner’s World