Video post reviewing the Men's New Balance, NB Minimus running MR10 11 M
- Light weight
- Good feel
- Minimal shoe
- Can be used for trainer and racing shoe
- Will still take time to get used to it
- Not 100% zero drop shoe
I think the New Balance Minimus is a very good shoe that will meet a lot of my needs for training, racing and I hope to get a lot of miles out of them. I would definitely recommend this to someone that has been running in a minimalist shoe for a while and is looking to continue or further they training in a minimal shoe.
Runner's World Review:
NEW BALANCE NB MINIMUS ROAD
WEIGHT: 8.5 oz (M) 7.6 oz (W)
CONTACT: 800-253-7463; newbalance.com
WE SAY: With a stripped-down design, the lightweight Minimus Road boasts a snug fit, firm cushioning, and a thin sole (just 19.2 millimeters in the heel and 13.8 in the forefoot). The heel is only 5.4 millimeters higher than the forefoot (with most shoes, it's 12 to 14 millimeters), which encourages midfoot striking. Some testers found the forefoot hemmed in their toes a little. We recommend it as a speedwork shoe to use when doing strides, or as a foot-strengthening tool when walking.
"The shoe fit well, but it had very little cushioning."
—Kate Galinus, 53, Allentown
"I liked how it forced me to land mid-foot, even though the toebox was off."
—Kim Aeschliman, 36, East Lansing