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Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Running Shoe

Women's New Balance Minimus 10 Trail

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Women's NEW BALANCE® MINIMUS TRAIL SHOE :: New Balance takes the minimalist phenomenon to an exciting new level with the release of the women's New Balance® Minimus Trail Shoe. Ideal for trail and ultra runners who are anxious to get closer to the terrain or for any runner aspiring to change their gait. Ultra thin yet thoroughly protective, you're ready to show that trail what you're really made of. 5.5 ounces

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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 ACTEVA midsole: Ultimate lightweight cushioning with great flexibility in a low profile midsole
  • Vibram outsole: Provides lightweight traction and durability
  • 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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Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Good traction (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Arch support (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (11)
    • Mixed terrain (8)
    • Road running (7)
    • Walking (5)
    • All weather conditions (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        76% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wanna feel like Spiderwoman?

    By Trail Momma

    from Omer, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Control
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Flexible
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control
    • Rugged
    • Ventilation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

      Best shoe for trail running that has mixed terrain!!! Loved the flexibilty and the grip on all surfaces: sand, dirt, hills, gravel, water....Excellent fit, feels like a slipper. Gives great control over how the foot rolls and feel the trail underneath your feet! Fly fast with these shoes!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointed

      By jmdmd

      from North Augusta, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

      Having been a long-time NB fan who occasionally enjoys a minimalist ride on mixed terrain, I couldn't wait to try these out. What a disappointment! The craftsmanship is far below NB standards, with poorly-finished seams that caused numerous hot spots and blisters on my heels and ankle areas. The inexplicably rigid plastic "N" logo attached to the side of the shoe left a bruise. Even after several break-in attempts they are still uncomfortable. Sorry NB; I remain loyal to the stability shoes, but this was an opportunity missed! Back to the Merrills...

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love them!

      By Melissa612

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Road Running
        • Trail Running
        • Walking

        Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

        I really enjoy them but am having issues with the back or them rubbing on the back of my foot. I am hoping it's because they are new because I definitely don't want to wear socks with them. Overall all though, they feel great!

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

        Expect free movement

        By Tami

        from Bavaria

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

          I ran in them 5 miles out the box. They take some getting used to, though. Three days in a row I ran in them then started developing hot spots. This was in wet weather in Germany so maybe best to skip running outside in the rain. Buy 1/2 size up to really enjoy the run! Otherwise pain will ensue! Got a great deal at almost half off. Would not have bought these at regular price. Been in Brooks Ghost and Montrails for EVER. New to New Balance. May check out the newer version if I like these on a couple months. Happy Running

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

          Very comfortable and light.

          By Lele

          from Virginia Beach, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather Conditions
            • Mixed Terrain

            Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

            This is my first barefoot sneaker and I can't believe how comfortable it is. I've worn them around the house for a week and just ran 1.25 miles today as well as walked 2 miles in them and they were very comfortable. Was worried about blisters, but didn't get any.

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

            Minimus Maximus

            By LBoogie

            from Atlanta

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                My first minimalistic shoe, and I love the feel when I run.
                The only thing I don't like is that I have to wear socks because there is something about the inner stitching that irritates my foot when I wear them bare.

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

                super great

                By Trails and Crossfit

                from houston, tx

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mixed Terrain
                  • Trail Running
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                  I bought these about a year ago and still love them. I orignally just bought them for crossfit and the gym. I have recently taken up running on the trails and havent had a problem. I probably need a new pair of shoes since they are over a year old and I have worn them quite a bit... but they are comfortable, light, fit well, and more. I have never had a problem with them rubbing on my ankles, I wear a 7.5 in shoes and bought these in a 7.5- not sure what that other reviewer was talking about. I would def recommend these and will probably by another pair since mine are old now.

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

                  Great for the gym, too!

                  By ViennaCC

                  from Vienna, VA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                      I can't run anymore, so I bought these to wear in the gym. They are perfect for squats, side to side motion, and anything else that requires balance and a firmly placed heel. LOVE these shoes.
                      Warning: I wear a 9.5 in sandals, 10 in regular closed shoes, 10.5 consistently in running shoes/sneakers, but I had to get these in an 11, and they feel better without socks.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      1.0

                      Just not for me.

                      By Zadykitty

                      from Bay City

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Looks good

                      Cons

                      • Feels terrible

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                        I run about 3.5 miles 4 days a week. I thought I would try these to get the bare foot feeling. They were terrible for me. My feet hurt and I got I got shin splints for the first time. No need to say that I returned them immediately.

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

                        Good for road also

                        By Chi Town Runner

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running
                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                          I have been wearing the Newton Racers since 08. Decided to try these out to get closer to barefoot running after a few injuries that would not heal. I have ran mainly on the road and 8 miles as the longest run so far. I am pretty happy with the hamstring injury not flaring up and no knee pain. Plan on 1/2 marathon (road) in March and maybe (depends on how 1/2 goes) a full with the shoes in fall. Very pleased with the feel of the shoe on road and trail.

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

                          Good shoes for mixed terrain

                          By Katrina

                          from Ft Rucker Alabama

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Blister without socks

                          Best Uses

                          • Mixed Terrain
                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                          Bought these to interchange with my Bikila vibrams during marathon season.. I really have liked them other than..the first day I wore them I got terrible blisters..I normally don't wear socks when I run so I have to when I wear these shoes..They rub on the back of your heel and the laces are round and come undone so I normally just double knot them. I have run quite a few miles in them and they are very flexible and comfortable.

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

                          I love these shoes!

                          By Central Coast runner

                          from Pismo Beach, CA

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Wears Quickly

                          Best Uses

                          • Mixed Terrain
                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                          Fit like a glove, did an 18 miler with no discomfort. I wear socks; a must on my trail runs and have had no discomfort. Laces stay tied. My favorite trail shoes; i'll buy another pair soon.

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

                          Moving to the Second Pair

                          By Kim, the minimalist!!!

                          from Columbia, SC

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Light comfortable casua

                          Cons

                          • How do you clean them

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                            They're coming out with more colors...great!!

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

                            Love this shoe!

                            By GreenVeggie911

                            from St. Louis, MO

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Weather Conditions
                              • Road Running
                              • Trail Running
                              • Weight Training

                              Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                              I was a little nervous about trying the minimal shoes, but I love these! They're extremely comfortable, feel like a slipper instead of a running shoe. I wear them around the house, on errands, for weight training, and have slowly starting running in them. I wish there were more colors offered, I'd buy another pair!

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

                              crossfit shoe

                              By Penny

                              from Lake Elsinore, Ca

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Traction
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running
                                • Trail Running

                                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                                I bought these shoes for short sprints combined with weight lifting and other movements required for Crossfit. I would not do any significant distance in these shoes but they do fit very well and are super light. They are durable and transition well in the gym.

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

                                Win

                                By Liz

                                from Walnut Creek, CA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Trail Running

                                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                                  These shoes are my favorite trail runners. They've only been on a dozen 10+ mile runs and I do wear custom insoles, but so far they are extremely comfortable and lightweight. Fantastic if you like to go fast. Laces stay put and I've had zero hotspots. The Vibram rubber grips to everything, from dusty trail to granite (second best only to my climbing shoes) so they double well as lightweight approach shoes.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Love this shoe

                                  By Minimalist Momma

                                  from Austin, TX

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent minimalist shoe
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Rugged

                                  Cons

                                  • No color options

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Minimalist shoe
                                  • Mixed Terrain
                                  • Road Running
                                  • Trail Running
                                  • Walking
                                  • Wet Weather

                                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Trail Running Shoe:

                                  After transitioning to barefoot/forefoot running, I tried these shoes and I love them! I feel so free running in these. I honestly felt like a kid in high school cross-country again. I use them on the road as well as on trails. I wear a 9 normally, ordered a 9.5 and it fit perfectly- but I do run without socks.

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

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