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Check out the Merrel Barefoot line. I have had two pairs last me EACH over two years. And I still have the first for painting shoes. Those and fivefingers are the only shoes I wear beside dress flats once or twice a month. The soles are zero drop and very flexible. No squared edges, no foam so your foot is completely natural. Goretex models are water resistance and the mesh kind are cooler in heat.
I second the fivefingers ankle issues. That’s my major problem lately. Even the mild difference from zero drop in my Barefoots to the fivefingers (they are a negative drop by ~3mm I believe), give me alot of wear on the ankle if I run or hike in them.
I think you will really be happy in the Merrel Barefoot.