Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Road Running Shoe

Men's New Balance Minimus 10 Road

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Men's NEW BALANCE® MINIMUS 10 ROAD :: New Balance® furthers their stride into the minimalist arena with the Minimus 10 Road shoe. A premier choice for distant runners looking to lighten the load or an awesome training tool for runners looking to adjust their gait. Sleek, sophisticated, and ready to move, you can count on the Minimus 10 to get you into your minimalist groove. 8.2 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Deconstructed RevLite Midsole: Ultimate lightweight cushioning with great flexibility in a low profile midsole
  • Full Blown rubber outsole: Provides softer yet responsive feel
  • Seamless upper: Provides ultimate in comfort and fit
  • Anti-Microbial treament on foot bed: Helps fight bacteria
  • Mesh Upper: Soft materials provide for an improved custom fit


  • Check out our entire New Balance Minimus Collection
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  • Country of Origin: Honduras

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Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Fast (11)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Cushions impact (4)

Cons

  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (15)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New Minimalist Enthusiast - Great shoe!

By KFlo

from Louisville, KY

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Rounded Heel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

    Here's the breakdown:
    Ive got flatter than flat-soda feet. Extremely low arch => over-pronation => killer shin splints.
    So a couple years ago, I got the Brooks BEASTS. I was excited about the control and what not. But in the end, the shoes alone weren't able to correct or compensate for all the incompetence of my body (lack of running muscle because of never running because of shin splint pain for example.. or my posture.. or slight bow-leggedness from the extreme pronation as a child.)

    Enter NATURAL/MINIMALIST RUNNING.. Just under a year ago, after having given up on those BEAST tanks, I went out on a limb and gave up on all arch support/control with these shoes. It was hard to do but I changed my gait and form to the midfoot/forefoot strike and VOILA...! No more shin agony! Of course it meant NEW muscle pain and soreness but that was an added plus! Instead of working the front of my lower leg, i was working the back.

    The shoe itself, after a lot of research (given my newness into Minimalism) is ideal. The 4mm heel-toe drop is definitive in its purpose.. The rounded heel discourages the heel strike.. The wide toe box is perfect..! The extreme flexibility of the sole is.. ugh! compared to Control shoes like the BEAST.. I felt like a liberated Ostrich the moment I found my gait.
    On top of all that, the shoe is stylish. I dont wear em much outside of running, but man.. compared to wearing BEASTS on your feet.. It's like:
    NB Minimus Road is to Tailored Suit
    as
    Brooks Beast is to Oversized Bunny Costume.

    I wish all tank-wearers would consider the plunge..!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Everything but the traction

    By Laurence of Arabia

    from Tempe, AZ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Flexible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Traction

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

    I run about 80 miles a week and have put about three weeks worth of running on the road minimus already. I love the feel of getting the full range of motion on my feet with the little bit of padding the minimus affords. I had been running in the 101s for a few months and the balls of my feet never really stopped taking a beating. I get an even more natural footfall in the minimus, so no more bruised feet. After about 250 miles on trails and canal, I've only encountered two problems. On loose soil and rock I have no traction and I mean NO traction. But that has kept me from killing my quads on some technical hills, so I'll deal with it. The second issue is that I took my first ever cactus spine through the sole of a shoe. It didn't penetrate very far, but I didn't step down too hard once I felt it. That great range of motion comes at a price, I suppose, and I'll deal with that too. Now, you might expect that the road minimus would be hell on the rocks, but I haven't had that problem at all. I actually like them more on the trails than on the pavement. I think I might not keep my feet as ridid in the Minimus as I did in the 101s. I also land a little more midfoot than forefoot now, which is much more comfortable. By the way, I have flat arches and horrible pronation and none of that bothers me in these shoes.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    First impression...great shoe!

    By DonB

    from San Mateo, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

      I hate heavy shoes, I like flexible shoes that have a smooth flowing transition from heal strike to toe. These shoes fulfill that promise.

      These shoes felt a bit narrow for my wide foot while trying them on at the store. But, I have to say that the forefoot room is just great while running...I don't understand it, but it is what it is. Also, there is no problem with my high arch.

      I don't have many miles in these shoes yet and my sore left achilles is testament to taking a bit longer to break in the legs with these shoes.

      Cushioning is much better than expected. Only the worst of stones reach my forefoot. I found these shoes to be hot on our, recently, moderately hot days.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      New Balance Minimus 10

      By Mat

      from Louisiana

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

      A good racing flat. Have ran in them for about a month now shoe seems to be holding up fine.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Exactly what advertised.

      By Bob

      from Fairfield, CT

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • A Little Tight In Toe Box

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

      Love them.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Long Distance Shoe

      By Likes to run

      from Fort Bragg, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

        Used to train and run my first marathon. Great shoe that held up to the training and the race. Would recommend for any long distance running. I bought another pair for my next marathon.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Tested 13 models - these won.

        By Michael slightly shoe obsessed

        from Cambridge, MA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Traction

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

        Before these shoes I ran in Saucony Kinvaras - the Minimus 10s have worked better for me. When making the switch from the Saucony's, the NB's proved to be the best out of 13 different models. The toe box is nice and wide, though Altra ZeroDrop's allow you to spread even further out front. Minimus 10's are flexible, though not as flexible as Nike Free's for example. And they're pretty well made, though not tops in the category for that either. They are just the best overall minimal running shoes that allow you to develop healthy running form while providing a small amount of cushioning and protection for your feet.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love them

        By E-Train

        from Norwalk, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

          I'm an avid runner who decided to make the transition after dealing with a couple years of running related injuries. I've been running in these for about 3 months and I love them. Running up hills becomes effortless. Love the connection with the road. The shoe materials seem to be solid and I haven't found any issues with wear.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          great shoe

          By jerry

          from Richmond Va.

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

          A great shoe that delivers what it promises. You get the barefoot experience with protection from road hazards. Those that say they offer little cushioning or stability don't realize thats the point of minimal running. Would have given 5 stars but they don't come in wide so I had to order 1 full size up. Still work out OK but New Balance was the forerunner in width sizing. Overall a really good shoe.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Worst in 36 years

          By Rienzi

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support
          • Poor Cushioning
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

          I have been a recreational runner, 4-5 miles/day, 6 days a week, for 36 years. I have gradually moved to "natural" running shoes over the past year (Vibram 5 Fingers, NB Minimus 10 Trail) with no problems. I ordered these Minimus 10 Road shoes to move fully away from the regular thick soled shoes. These shoes are the worst I have ever had - No cushion or arch support - even with the thicker soles, the cushion is much less than my Minimus 10 Trail or Vibram shoes. Worse yet, there is a rock-hard seal around the inside, inner edge that is brutal on your feet. I would be better off with my 1976 Adidas SL72s. A big waste of money.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Not My Favorite NB

          By Terry

          from Sierra Madre, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

          Was looking to go more "minimal" without going fully barefoot and to get up on my toes so I bought the corresponding shoe from three brands. Of the three, for whatever reason this is easily the most uncomfortable to run in. I love NB and have used their shoes a long time, and perhaps this is about me and my new running style still I came back from two runs and the bottom of my feet are just sore, as in almost bruised. Maybe I'm not ready for these yet.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Why No wide New Balance for Minimalist?

          By Claude

          from Winter Park,Colorado 80482

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great with Jeans
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No Width sizing from Road

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

          Best shoe in the world but why doesn't Roadrunner carry the EE sizing that New Balance is famous for?

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          no more pain

          By jo

          from new jersey

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

            Have you ever been running along thinking wow, my feet feel great? No, me either until I bought these shoes. No bunion problems no bottom of the foot pain they make my foot strike perfect. Highly recommend, not for wet trails though very slippery in mud, very slippery

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good Job NB!

            By Theo

            from Weston, FL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

              I purchased the Minimus to replace my Saucony Kinvaras. I've never owned a pair of NB shoes and given first impression of the shoes, I'll be buying more NB product in the future. This is a great shoe for interval training and racing. Very responsive - you can feel the road, but there's enough cushioning to protect your feet. Unlike the Kinvaras, the Minimus does have some decent arch support for a minimal trainer. Nice shoe for people with medium to low arches. I'm not sure I would use these shoes for a Marathon, but will definitely put them in the line up for 5k- 1/2 marathon.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Shoe

              By runz

              from maine

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

                Great minimalist trainer. I used the Kinvara before these and I like these much more. These are firmer, faster and more responsive on the roads. One of my favorite shoes.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Just what i was looking for

                By Wezlee Bear

                from Japan

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Minimal
                • Sockless Capable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

                  So I did 3.5 miles of fartlek in these today and this is how it was out of the box, I'd like to update this review in a month or so as well.
                  The shoe is amazingly comfortable and great if you have been running in normal running shoes. DO NOT believe the Runner's World shoe lab review of this shoe. The shoes are great sockless, except that if you have never run sockless you will need to probably walk in these sockless a little bit until your foot calluses to adjust. In addition to being an amazingly comfortable running shoe, these are also the best running shoes I have ever walked in. I would like to thank New Balance and Road Runner Sports for providing these shoes because I loved running in them.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  MT10

                  By Jhanlon

                  from Minneapolis MN

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Traction

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

                  Jordan Hanlon Minneapolis MNI think this is a great minimal shoe that works great for an everyday trainer and a road racing shoe. I like the light weight design and the feel of the shoe when running. Here is a full review of the shoe below.[@]

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great shoes

                  By Andrew the trail runner

                  from edmond , ok

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe:

                  Great shoes to run fast. My only concern is how they will hold up long term.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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