|Weight:||Men: 292g | Women: 230g|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm|
|Width:||Normal, Wide | Normal, Wide|
|Features:||Rope protection | Lightweight | Low drop | Minimalist|
|Collection:||New Balance Minimus|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Purple|
|SKUs:||MX40DD1, MX40OD1, MX40RB1, MX40RD1, WX40BS, WX40BW, WX40CL1, WX40OP, WX40RT1, WX40SS1|
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The New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer is a minimalist workout shoe that was crafted to suit the various needs of cross-training aficionados. It is marketed as the most run-friendly Minimus training shoe due to the minimal, yet responsive cushioning. It is delivered through the proprietary Rapid Rebound foam, as well as the REVlite compound in the heel.
The Minimus 40 Trainer utilizes a Vibram rubber outsole to provide athletes with boosted multi-directional traction and protection against abrasion. The sole extends to the lateral and medial sides for added lateral stability and security.
The geometrical flex grooves throughout the unit make sure that the natural flexibility of the foot is not hindered.
The New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer uses the Rapid Rebound foam for a cushioned and responsive ride. It is claimed to give more energy return than the standard foam.
The REVlite technology features a foam compound for extra shock absorption in the heel section. The material is 30% lighter than other New Balance foams, but it offers the same responsiveness and durability.
A 4-mm heel-to-toe differential offers a relatively flat disposition. It helps in keeping the foot stable during lifts and lateral movements. A low-profile construction offers a more sensitive ground contact.
The upper unit is made up of a woven synthetic mesh to provide lightweight and breathable coverage. It is also designed to be flexible, bending along with the foot without creating any pressure points.
The shoe is reinforced with synthetic rubber overlays for more structured support and protection against wear and tear.
A molded external heel cup is made of a lightweight and sturdy TPU material to hold the rear firmly in place throughout the training session.