Nice, we both have Manix in the Mountains shots today
Today I loaded a small pack down extra heavy and tried my barefoot style shoes for the first time on this trail. It was about 7 miles round trip with a good bit of elevation, 95% rocky surfaces. Some parts have large enough rock formations it borders on bouldering. I really liked these shoes for any climbing sections, but on gravelly trail with 30lbs on my back I missed the 1" of foam on my traditional running shoes.
I'd like to try Rex45 some day. Sounds similar to K390 which has quickly become a favorite.