Less is more
Whether you're a newcomer to the Minimus family or a seasoned supporter with the chiseled calves to prove it, this is a good time to consider the 10v1 Minimus Running Shoe. After changing fit and feel over the last few years, New Balance realized it had a pretty good thing when it first introduced the trail shoe, and took this model back towards the original Minimus' fit. If your feet are on the straighter side and you've got a thing for feeling the ground beneath you, the 4mm drop, flexible feel, and ultralight profile of the Minimus will be right up your alley on smooth, tacky trails and more technical routes alike.
New Balance replaced the committing zero drop and zero cushion profile of the original model with a 4mm drop and some light EVA foam on this version, which gives experienced midfoot runners the opportunity to tackle longer days without Achilles pain, and gives newbies to the minimal world a kinder introduction than models past. It also adds a grippy Vibram sole and low-profile lugs for added traction on rockier terrain.
- Run trails unencumbered in this flexible, light shoe
- 4mm drop offers a minimal feel with some cushioning
- Airy, breathable uppers follow a streamlined fit
- Sticky Vibram outsole lends confidence on rocky terrain
- Odor-resistant treatment helps keep unsavory odors at bay
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 12
These are sweet shoes. New Balance hasn't gone away from when they first came out with these. I have worn these hiking, biking, running, and even just around town. It is pretty cool to be able to go for a run up the canyon, and then wear the same shoe to dinner.
Just as good as the first edition
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
They are just as good as the first edition when they first came out. I wore them on an easy seven miles to make sure they were going to work alright. Felt weird having shoes on after running barefoot for so long, but I think these are the best shoes you can get. Fits right along with my normal street shoe sizing.