I think injuries have more to do with running technique than running shoes but I can't imagine that a super squidgy shoe will make your feet stronger. If they make running a marathon easier and more comfortable, then they might be worth a try.
Personally I made the switch from a conventional Adidas Torsion shoe to Vibram FiveFingers about 3 years ago. I think the most important thing a shoe should do is just let your foot muscles flex instead of restricting them.
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