Who should buy the New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer

To meet the various needs of cross-training enthusiasts, the New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer was born. This minimalist workout shoe is a solid option if:

  • You are looking for an efficient-enough trainer that works well for all facets of CrossFit WODs, HIIT workouts, weightlifting, and short running sessions.
  • You are after a pair that could make you feel grounded and stable throughout the workout.

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Multi-directional traction

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.

New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer Outsole

Responsive midsole

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.

New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer Midsole

Breathable upper

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.

New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer Upper

Anti-wear and tear

The shoe is reinforced with synthetic rubber overlays for more structured support and protection against wear and tear.

New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer Overlays

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.

New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer Heel Cup

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.3oz / Women 8.1oz
Drop: 4mm
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Features: Lightweight / Low drop / Minimalist
Collection: New Balance Minimus
BRAND Brand: New Balance

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.