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.
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.
Anti-wear and tear
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.