Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$115
Weight
Men: 7.5oz
Women: 6.4oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Some reviewers loved its lightweight structure.
  • Many wearers mentioned that the New Balance Minimus 10 v1 was one of the most supportive shoes they have ever worn.
  • Some of the purchasers agreed that the shoe has a durable outsole.
  • A good number of wearers commented that the cushioning was great.
  • The New Balance Minimus 10 v1 was comfortable, according to many runners.
  • Several testers loved its flexibility.
  • Many consumers noted that the shoe was breathable.
  • The majority of the buyers noted that the shoe provided enough stability.
  • Based on some reviews, the New Balance Minimus 10 v1 was stylish.
  • A handful of testers said that the shoe was great for walking, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, running and casual occasions.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Some users commented that the shoe is not recommended for high-impact movements.
  • Based on observations, the New Balance Minimus 10 v1 runs small.
  • According to runners who have tried it, the upper mesh ripped easily after several uses only.
  • The shoe has a narrow toe box, noted by some of the users.
  • A lot of runners wished to have other color options available.

Bottom line

With the fantastic stability, support and fit that the The New Balance Minimus 10 v1 provides, a lot of users were made satisfied and happy. Aside from its well-constructed structure, the shoe also offers the right amount of comfort, style, and traction when used in various trails. While others have issues with the toe box and size, others still lauded the shoe because of its versatility and performance. Overall, the New Balance Minimus 10 v1 is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a breathable, comfortable and durable running shoe.


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4.3 / 5 based on 8 ratings

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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 78 / 100 by RunRepeat • James Smith • Level 3 expert

    I see this shoe as a must have for the collection as it fills the gap between road and trail perfectly.

  • 93 / 100 by Aaron Dye • Aaron Dye • Level 2 expert

    I don't think it has to be saidm but as far as dislike to like to love? It's a love.

  • 90 / 100 by Birthday Shoes • Justin Owings • Level 2 expert

    They're actually very comfortable barefoot.

  • 80 / 100 by OutdoorGearLab • Ryan Baham • Level 2 expert

    It's a comfortable, but snug shoe that handles the road and trail with equal ease and provides precisely the kind of fit and design as previous iterations.

  • 88 / 100 by RyansRunningReviews • Ryan • Level 1 expert

    I'm finding that it is an excellent shoe.

  • 87 / 100 by Robert Wilkie • Robert Wilkie • Level 1 expert

    These have a little thicker sole than some minimal shoes, but the nice thing about that is they are more durable and the tread wears a lot slower than a lot of the other minimal running shoes I've tried.

  • 85 / 100 by Black Owl Outdoors • Krik • Level 1 expert

    All-in-all, these are really cool shoes. I really like them. I can do a lot with them.

  • 85 / 100 by Jacob Roecker • Jacob Roecker • Level 1 expert

    They're not a bad shoe. Honestly, this is the first minimalist shoe I really put a lot of miles in.

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Updates to New Balance Minimus 10 v1

  • The New Balance Minimus 10 v1 is a trail running shoe that is strategically designed for runners who have neutral foot mechanisms. The Vibram outsole is used to deliver enough traction on a wide variety of surfaces.
  • With the utilization of the mesh upper, flexibility is encouraged. Because of this material, added breathability is also offered.
  • Featured in the midsole is the Acteva foam. The purpose of this material is to add comfort during the running session.

New Balance Minimus 10 v1 size and fit

The shoe length runs true to size, and it provides a more breathable and comfortable fit for medium-footed runners. The New Balance Minimus 10 v1 has the available widths of D - Medium for the men's version and B- Medium for the women's version.

Outsole

The Vibram outsole is integrated into the New Balance Minimus 10 v1. This material aims to deliver the maximum amount of surface contact that the runner needs on different types of trails.

Along with the Vibram outsole are the flex grooves. This component of the shoe offers the right amount of grip and durability, especially on rocky surfaces.

Midsole

Featured in the midsole section is the Acteva foam. This foam material is similar to EVA foams. The only difference is that the Acteva is lighter when compared to the standard EVA foams. The primary focus of this material is to provide optimal compression to the platform. As a result, a more responsive and comfortable ride is experienced by the runner.

Upper

The shoe utilizes the mesh upper. The use of synthetic materials provides breathability to the platform. As a result, the foot is kept fresh and dry during the running activity.

The use of comfortable fabric lining encourages a more fantastic in-shoe feel.

With the utilization of Antimicrobial treatment, a fresher and healthier in-shoe feel is encouraged. Moisture and odor are then prevented in the foot chamber.

Used in the upper area is the lace-up closure. This component of the shoe delivers a more customized fit.

The thin tongue and lightly cushioned collar are integrated into the New Balance Minimus 10 v1. These materials add comfort and provide the user with a hassle-free running experience.

For added comfort, the thin textile footbed is utilized in the shoe. New Balance thought of adding the midfoot wrap as well. This material is essential in helping the foot to stay in place. Along with the premium performance foam, lightweight support is offered.