I had a great 5k race this morning. My first of the year so my strategy was to be conservative, so I ran the first 2 miles at 10k pace and the last 1,200 meters at 5k pace. Finished in 19:06 . . . top 20 of 3,000 runners (they actually had an elite field that took off 30 seconds before us mere mortals). It was a bit frustrating in that I couldn't break from the pack for over .5 miles as there were way too many runners for my taste. I even bumped into a few of them.
I ran sockless in the Evo's and loved it. My stride felt great and I had so much control over my body. I could easily shorten my stride for uphill and open up on the flat and downhill. I lose degrees of control in cushioned shoes. The difference in my proprioception is dramatic when running barefoot or in true minimalist shoes vs. traditional shoes (even racing flats like my Nike XCs).