Who should buy the New Balance Minimus Trail 10

  • Ideal for minimalist trail runners who want a neutral trail running shoe for their next off-road adventure.
  • A great addition to anyone’s rotation of versatile running shoes that deliver a solid ground feel and performance on various terrains.

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 logo

Updates to the New Balance Minimus Trail 10

  • Vibram outsole enhances the grip of the shoe on different terrains. 
  • Employs Acteva foam in its midsole for a more lightweight running experience. 
  • Anti-bacterial lining is added to the shoe’s upper. 

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 updates

Delivers maximum traction and durability

Vibram outsole is a technology that employs rubber outsole that features durable properties that help protect the shoe from different elements. 

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 traction

The Minimus Trail 10 features flex grooves that allow the shoe to deliver maximum traction and durability over rugged surfaces. This is also present in the New Balance 1500 v5.

Minimus Trail 10 is 12% more lightweight

An Acteva foam is a highly engineered foam that is 12% more lightweight as opposed to other midsole foams. It works closely with the DuPont Engage technology for enhanced durability. 

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 midsole

A thin textile footbed is also furnished to the shoe for added support while keeping the shoe lightweight. 

Good ventilation

The upper of the New Balance Minimus Trail 10 employs a mesh material that contributes to the lightweight construction of the shoe.

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 good ventilation

It permits ventilation inside the shoe which leaves the foot feeling fresh and eliminates foot fatigue. This material is also highly flexible which promotes free movement of the foot. 

Great in-shoe experience

Added to the upper are synthetic overlays that provide structural support to this minimalist running shoe. This also eliminates the risk of chafing and irritation. 

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 synthetic overlays

To promote great in-shoe experience, a comfortable and soft fabric lining is supplied to the Minimus Trail 10.

Odor-resistant lining

A cushioned collar is also put in as one of the shoe components to enhance comfort, while a thin tongue is integrated to impart to the lightweight feel of the shoe. 

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 cushioned collar

An odor-resistant lining is applied to the shoe to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. 

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 offers customizable fit

A lace-up closure system is integrated into the shoe for a customizable and secure fit. This also helps prevent heel slippage.

New Balance Minimus Trail 10 lace-up closure system

To assist the entry of the foot to the New Balance Minimus Trail 10, a heel pull loop is added at the shoe’s rear.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 7.5oz / Women 6.4oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 5mm
Heel height: Men 9mm
Collection: New Balance Minimus

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