Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe

Women's New Balance Minimus Zero Trail

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Women's NEW BALANCE® MINIMUS ZERO TRAIL :: Imagine yourself running along a trail barefoot... your feet and legs feeling as light as a feather, your spirit feeling as free as a bird. But watch out for the rocks and poky things! Now you can have the comfort of barefoot running but with all the protection you need with the women®s New Balance® Minimus Zero Trail runners. These comfortable, stable shoes are the next best thing to barefoot running; they weigh a mere 3.5 ounces and feature durable Vibram® outsoles that protect your precious tootsies while adding almost no weight to your stride. You'll love the way the minimalist uppers fit like a second skin and feel just fine without socks. 3.5 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:

  • Expect the feeling of running barefoot, just without all of the bumps and bruises, when you slip on the New Balance® Minimus Zero Trail
  • Low-profile design means that there's - literally - zero drop from heel to toe, so you can truly connect with the trail beneath your feet
  • Avoid the dreaded chafing with no-sew material and welded seams
  • Banish the bacteria, and odor, with anti-microbial treated footbeds
  • Stay stable on your feet, even in slippery conditions, with the Vibram® outsoles that provide multi-directional traction
  • Outsoles offer maximum surface contact for an authentic trail running experience
  • Enjoy superior cushioning thanks to midsoles made from light, durable ACTEVA® that resist compression set while providing superior comfort


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

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Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe
 
3.5

(based on 10 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Good traction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mixed terrain (4)
    • Road running (4)
    • Trail running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        40% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        70% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (6), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5), Gym rat (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    LOVE these, except...

    By ak

    from seattle, WA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Poor Arch Support
    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Mixed Terrain
    • Road Running
    • Trail Running

    Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

    Lightweight, comfortable, everything I look for in a shoe that will let me lift at the gym and run on trails. The vibram tech is amazing, very durable. What's NOT durable however is the rest of the shoe which is paper-thin. I've had mine for only 3-4 months and already there's a hole forming around the smallest-toe area of the shoe. Also, do NOT wear these out on a rainy day. It's porous and will get your feet/socks soaked. Even a little rain will do that. Overall, great shoe and I recommend it for indoor or dry weather outdoor.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    too light

    By novakern

    from charlotte, nc

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

      I was looking for a replacement for my Merrell barefoot pacegloves since they stopped making them. these seemed like they may work. There is something strange about the material though; especially in the tongue. It feels insubstantial. Almost like scratchy paper. I don't think these would hold up very long even if they were comfortable.

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

      2nd pair

      By yolyb

      from compton, ca

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cute
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

        this is a great shoe. I love the width of the toe area, I am post runner toes, whereas I lost my toenails. I will not have that problem with this shoes.

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

        love them!

        By BrittanyAnn

        from Riverside, CA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

        I was looking for something lightweight and comfortable to wear while working out and hiking. So far, I love them! They are super light, but cushion my feet enough (after all, they are minimalist shoes) I would recommend them to anyone looking for a comfortable minimalist shoe =]

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

        I love them

        By Happy

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

            Run ditch trails ( dirt, not overly rocky) and roads. Love these shoes, comfortable, incredibly lightweight, very cool (that is a temperature comment). Water does come in through the sole so would not be good winter shoes, but I'll wear them the rest if the year.

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

            Great for racing softer trails

            By MomLikesHills

            from St. Paul, MN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Arch Support

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

            I bought these for racing trails. I had gotten used to running roads with my minimalist shoes, but wanted something for trails and liked the idea of a minimalist shoe instead of my older clunky running shoes. When the path is soft, I love these. They are lightweight and I barely realize they are on my feet. They climb extremely well. I don't mind if it is wet out, in fact, I have raced through many puddles and yes, my socks get wet, but then I simply step into the shower later after the race, still wearing the shoes and wash them off there. I have had no issues with durability or having things enter the shoes. The trails I've been on have been a mix of grass, rocks, sand, mud, water, and mesh netting (which I did not get stuck in, much to my satisfaction...wasn't sure with the Vibram soles if I would get caught, but it wasn't an issue). My only issues have been when the path is harder packed...I feel like my arches take a beating...But overall, very happy I have these...a good introduction to New Balance for me! (Note, I did need to return my first pair out of the box as it was recommended to buy a half size up...but this wasn't necessary for these shoes...)

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

            AWESOME!

            By fitmamaof4

            from Augusta, GA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mixed Terrain
              • Road Running
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

              Floored at the negative comments! LOVE these shoes! I normally wear Vibram FiveFingers but got these 3 months ago and they have quickly become my favorite shoes! I am about to order a new pair now! HIGHLY recommend!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
               
              1.0

              Ug. Returning.

              By Run50States

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Stability
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

                  I was shocked when I opened the box. The uppers are floppy and the material feels stiff and cheap. They look cheap too. This is not what I expect from new balance for the price. I put them on and the way they tie and the uppers attach to the soles, they push my foot into pronation. They also rub at the achilles even when I stand still because they have a peak rather than a notch. The seams are a bit rough and the material is scratchy. I wouldn't risk going sock free in these. The bottom is a network of bubbles of support rather than a unified cushion. It takes some getting used to but does give good support. Overall, I prefer my five fingers.
                  They fit a bit big in the toe box, and I put that they fit narrow above because I typically wear a narrow NB and this fits well at average width.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too narrow
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Low Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Not a rocky trail shoe

                  By Desert runner

                  from New Mexico

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Thin

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

                  I am a trail runner in the desert, this shoe is not ideal for me. The spaces in the shoe sole pick up and hold small stones and sharp objects, which go right into the material underfoot. I'd rather be barefoot than wear this shoe. For road running, it's probably a nice minimal option. Very light weight and comfortable. The welded seams are so smooth.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  Good idea, but .....

                  By jlynvaldez

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Running Shoe:

                      Bought the original version of this shoe but the outer seam about took off my little toes - other than that I loved them, so I was looking forward to the corrected model, and these are sooo cool looking. I am an avid 5 fingers fan, so I'm used to free toes, but these shoes were floppy and "tall" feeling (I have low volume feet). I was going to seriously give myself time to get used to them, but when I walk, they sound like I'm walking in gallon milk jugs! The forefoot material wrinkles and puckers, and as the puckers move with your foot the audio is ridiculous and the sensation is annoying as heck. Sorry, NB, after all the anxious anticipation you can have these back.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too big
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too wide
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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