I stopped by my local outdoor store recently, and spoke to their purchasing manager. He and I are buddies now, of sorts, since I hyped the daylights out of Vibram last winter. He took on the line, and, of course, they're leaping off the shelves.
He'd mentioned that Vibram and Merrell were jointly marketing the new Merrell Barefoot line, and I wanted to hear what he'd thought of it.
He liked it. He liked that it was co-marketed with Vibram, and he is going to be carrying a few of the new Merrell shoes. The store already carries Merrell and Vibram, so it's kind of a no-brainer, I guess.
I was hoping he might have some samples, or decent pictures, but no luck. The Merrell catalog he showed me had drawings, not pictures, so that was a dissapointment.
this site, with a bunch of pictures of the new Merrell from the Outdoor Retailer show. Apparently they'll be coming out in January, which would be great.