Monday, March 7, 2011

New Balance Minimus: Now Available!


Finally, the wait is over.  New Balance Minimus is now available online.  You can now be a proud owner of a pair for $99.99

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Here's a short description for the NB Minimus (Trail, Road/Training, Life/Fitness Walking)
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An entirely different approach to trail running, the MT10/WT10 Minimus Trail takes the proven versatile durability of a Vibram® outsole and combines it with a fitted, minimalist upper that's comfortable with or without socks
New Balance 10 MT10GY/MT10OB Product Details (Men's)
* Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
* Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe,the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
* Odor resistant
* Minimal Vibram® outsole for lightweight traction and durability
* Deconstructed ACTEVA® midsole provides great flexibility and a featherweight cushion
* Color: Gray with Yellow, and Black with Orange
* Shoe Weight: 201 grams (7.1 oz)
CAUTION: This product should be introduced slowly into a running exercise routine. Overuse of this product or use for activities outside of running and walking may increase the risk of sustaining injury. This product increases the strain on the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon. New Balance recommends limiting initial use to 10% of overall running workouts and very gradually increasing time and distance


New Balance 10 WT10GG/WR10BL Product Details (Women's)
* Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
* Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe,the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
* Odor resistant
* Minimal Vibram® outsole for lightweight traction and durability
* Deconstructed ACTEVA® midsole provides great flexibility and a featherweight cushion
* Color: Gray, and Black with Blue
* Shoe Weight: 156 grams (5.5 oz)
CAUTION: This product should be introduced slowly into a running exercise routine. Overuse of this product or use for activities outside of running and walking may increase the risk of sustaining injury. This product increases the strain on the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon. New Balance recommends limiting initial use to 10% of overall running workouts and very gradually increasing time and distance.
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Minimus is a whole new approach to athletic footwear, inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. The Minimus Road running shoe is engineered for use on pavement and other varied running surfaces. Supremely comfortable and extremely lightweight, the MR10/WR10 is taking the running world by storm
New Balance 10 MR10BG/MR10BR Product Details (Men's)
* Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
* Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe,the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
* Odor resistant
* Deconstructed REVlite midsole provides great flexibility and a featherweight cushion
* No-sew forefoot construction minimizes weight and reduces seams
* Lightweight blown rubber for effective bounce
* Color: Blue with Lime Green, and Black with Red
* Shoe Weight: 232 grams (8.2 oz)
CAUTION: This product should be introduced slowly into a running exercise routine. Overuse of this product or use for activities outside of running and walking may increase the risk of sustaining injury. This product increases the strain on the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon. New Balance recommends limiting initial use to 10% of overall running workouts and very gradually increasing time and distance


New Balance 10 WR10OG Product Details (Women's)
* Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
* Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe,the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
* Odor resistant
* Deconstructed REVlite midsole provides great flexibility and a featherweight cushion
* No-sew forefoot construction minimizes weight and reduces seams
* Lightweight blown rubber for effective bounce
* Color: White with Orange & Blue
* Shoe Weight: 183 grams (6.8 oz)
CAUTION: This product should be introduced slowly into a running exercise routine. Overuse of this product or use for activities outside of running and walking may increase the risk of sustaining injury. This product increases the strain on the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon. New Balance recommends limiting initial use to 10% of overall running workouts and very gradually increasing time and distance
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Minimus is a whole new approach to athletic footwear, inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. The MW10 Minimus Life / Wellness shoe is sublimely comfortable, engineered for recovery use as well as for other casual wear
New Balance 10 MW10MM/MW10GR Product Details (Men's)
    * Slip-on construction for easy on/off wear
    * Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
    * Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe,the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
    * Odor resistant
    * Ultra-light and flexible EVA midsole and outsole with full ground contact
    * Solid rubber inset pads for durability and traction
    * Color:  Black with Green, and Gray with Black
    * Shoe Weight:  159 grams (5.6 oz)
CAUTION: This product should be introduced slowly into a running exercise routine. Overuse of this product or use for activities outside of running and walking may increase the risk of sustaining injury. This product increases the strain on the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon. New Balance recommends limiting initial use to 10% of overall running workouts and very gradually increasing time and distance


New Balance 10 WW10MM/WW10BK Product Details (Women's)
    * Slip-on construction for easy on/off wear
    * Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
    * Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe,the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
    * Odor resistant
    * Ultra-light and flexible EVA midsole and outsole with full ground contact
    * Solid rubber inset pads for durability and traction
    * Color:  Gray with Red, and Black with White
    * Shoe Weight:  128 grams (4.5 oz)
CAUTION: This product should be introduced slowly into a running exercise routine. Overuse of this product or use for activities outside of running and walking may increase the risk of sustaining injury. This product increases the strain on the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon. New Balance recommends limiting initial use to 10% of overall running workouts and very gradually increasing time and distance.

Differences between NB Minimus Life, Road, and Trail (Mens)*

Differences between NB Minimus Life, Road, and Trail (Womens)*

*Note: please click on the image for a bigger resolution

My Thoughts?
I like the fact that it is $10 cheaper than Merrell Barefoot and personally, I want to own a pair of Minimus Life.  Because of its wide toe box, thin soles, and soft upper

If I intend to do some trail runs this year, I might consider the Trail version as well though I still want to see how Merrell Barefoot's Trail Glove would stack up against it

It is only disappointing that New Balance went for a 4mm heel drop in their Minimus line, they should've gunned for a zero-drop instead.  On top of that, I hope that the noticeable toe spring doesn't affect the wearer in adopting a barefoot-style running form

2 comments:

Tonton said...

Subukan ko na mag minimalist kaso July pa raw ang dating dito satin :( @ P5100 Merell nalang 0mm drop, available in April @ P4500

Daves said...

4 months delay before it reaches our shore? wow! tingnan ko nga itong merrell :)

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