If you want to feel closer to the trail this season when you head out to work on tempo and cadence, consider adding the New Balance 10v1 Minimus to your rotation. After a few years of changing up fit and feel, New Balance took this slipper-like shoe back to its roots, embracing the flexible design and minimal uppers that made it so popular when it was first introduced.
Now featuring a friendlier 4mm drop and some subtle EVA cushioning, the Minimus isn’t quite as committing as its zero-drop predecessors. With a little extra cushioning, the shoe provides more comfort on longer runs and offers a less drastic introduction to minimal shoes for runners making the transition from more traditional options. Along the top of the foot, the shoe’s original forefoot wrap adds security to an otherwise flexible, open design that accommodates straighter feet best, while a Vibram sole underneath your foot takes care of traction on rockier, more technical terrain.
Feel the trails as you train in this low-profile shoe
4mm drop blends a minimal feel with a touch of cushion
Airy, breathable uppers provide a sock-like fit
Vibram outsole and subtle lugs add grip on rocky trails
Odor-resistant treatment keeps unsavory odors at bay