Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe

Women's New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail

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Women's NEW BALANCE® MINIMUS 10v2 TRAIL :: Rock the minimalist trail running style you love, while revving up on extra protection from rocks, sticks and other hazards with the Women's New Balance® Minimus 10v2 Trail. Get that close-to-the-earth feel you crave from the 4mm heel-toe drop, and tackle tricky terrain in total control thanks to the forefoot stability strap and super-grip Vibram® outsole. You'll be tempted to swap out your socks for a super au-natural feel, as these trail running shoes are designed to be worn sans-socks. 4.9 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Opened forefoot strap: Allows more stretch and control
  • Updated Vibram outsole with enhanced lugs: Traction and durability
  • Lightweight
  • NBW2479


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Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (21)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Good traction (12)
  • Durable (10)
  • Rugged (6)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (13)
  • Mixed terrain (11)
  • Walking (10)
  • All weather conditions (8)
  • Road running (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (4), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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5.0

Love these - my 5th pair!

By Charlotte

from Yardley, PA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Weather Conditions
    • Mixed Terrain
    • Road Running
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

    I use these on both trails and road - love them either way. For trails, they're great for any type of terrain. And they're great for creek crossings as they do not get bogged down and feel like you're walking in bricks and they dry quickly. They do wear out quicker than a regular running shoe, but these are minimalist shoes, you have to expect that. I also use these in my CrossFit class. This is my 5th pair (or maybe 6th) and I will continue to purchase these.

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

    Better Minimalist Than Nike Wildhorse 2

    By Jay

    from Sunnyvale, CA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

    Pros: 4 mm drop, wide toe box, doesn't insulate you from the foot strike (so you can feel yourself pushing off for good leg extension in establishing proper running form), sole more than adequate for dirt roads and well used trails, very breathable and comfortable shoe.

    Cons: may not be good for really rocky/rugged trails and lightweight construction may make the shoe more vulnerable to wear and tear damage. No problems yet, but I run in mostly dry conditions, and I'm still in the process of putting the first hundred miles on the shoe, so we'll see what happens.

    Other comments: The Nike Wildhorse 2 is technically in the same class, with a low drop and a tread meant for trail running, but on the foot, it feels much like a traditional shoe. The sole insulates you from the foot strike, and you don't get much input from the ground at all. Ultimately, this may make it a better option for difficult terrain, but I wouldn't call it a minimalist shoe. Also, expect to wear a half size larger on the Nike and still have less room in the toe box. People with narrower feet and more accustomed to normal running shoes may find the Nike to be a better fit.

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

    New magic bullets

    By MSWMPHRunner

    from Los Altos, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

      I tend to be a Merrell Pace Glove type shoe wearer but THESE are truly amazing shoes. I love the New Balance Nimbus. They are so light, comfy and sexy. I wear them for everything but they are particularly great for conquering hills on a trail. I will not abandon Merrell but New Balance will give them a run for their money every time I need a new shoe from now on.

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

      best shoe ever for wide toe area

      By Happy feet

      from texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • First Shoe I've Ever Had
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

        Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

        This is the first shoe that I don't immediately have to take off after exercise, they are so comfortable. I have a wide toe area and narrow heel and these shoes allow my toes to fan out as they should. Sandals have been my favorite shoes up until these shoes came along - I walk/run(a little) about 30-50 miles a week and am so happy to be able to continue this. At 68 years young, it is so exciting to find a shoe that allows my feet to "be themselves".

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

        Perfect!

        By Smiley1305

        from VA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather Conditions
          • Mixed Terrain
          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

          I love this shoe. One of the best I've worn!

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

          Great product

          By running into the wind

          from Central Iowa

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Gymlifting
            • Lifting
            • Mixed Terrain
            • Trail Running
            • Walking

            Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

            Wanted a wide shoe with great traction for lifting and gym workouts. Great shoe for just that. Love the widder toe box and the shoe actually offers some nice arch support. Love the traction the shoe offers. Very lightweight. Overall great shoe, great fit and great look.

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

            Most Comfortable Ever

            By Karen's Mate

            from Jonesborough, TN

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Aerobics
              • Dancing
              • Indoor track
              • Road Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

              I bought these for my wife after I bought and loved a pair. It's the dead of winter so we havn't been running outside, but our gym has an indoor track. We've run the track and treadmill and the shoes are great. Today, she decided to try them at her aerobic WERQ dance class and they were better than her dance shoes. Can't wait for spring to try them outside!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
               
              5.0

              I was a disbeliever and now I'm hooked.

              By Elle Jay

              from Michigan

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mixed Terrain
                • Trail Running

                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                I moved recently and am taking advantage of all the trails in my area. I wear New Balance Minimus. As the snow fell, I found the trails slippery. I doubted this shoe would make a difference, but it's sale price and the guarantee that I could ship it back made me say what the heck and order it. I can feel a difference. Sure it's not the same as spikes, but it does grip. So I am happy! Hope you are too after purchasing. =) If not just ship 'em back RR is awesome!

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

                Simply the BEST!

                By Grenade

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Feel Natural
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Super Comfy
                • Wearable All Day

                Cons

                • Not For Running

                Best Uses

                • Cross Traininglifting
                • Walking

                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                I love theses shoes! This is my third pair and I wear them to work (on my feet 12 hrs). I also wear them to the gym and as a kick around shoe. These are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn and they last a long time with heavy use. For me personally I can only run shorter distances while in the middle of a circuit. They are not good for my shin's on longer runs, but I still love them! Highly recommended!

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

                great but poorly constructed

                By RunInTheSun

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Trail Running

                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                I really love these shoes and have gone on extensive trail runs multiple times as well as minimal pavement usage. The problem I have run into is that the toe of the shoe where the sole wraps around the big toe, has begun to peel away from the upper part. I have only put about 75 miles on the shoes, and think that's pretty unacceptable given the price. I've even tried super gluing the sole back in place, but with the way the shoe is shaped and the natural formation of a foot, it continues to peel. It needs a little redesigning, but aside from that, the shoe is great for trail running. However, I won't be buying these again.

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

                Great shoes!

                By Scituate Mom

                from Scituate, MA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                  I'm a huge fan of Newton, but these had a better VIP price than the Newton trail shoes. I decided to try them despite the fact that New Balance is good at making a great shoe and then totally changes them the next year. The toe box is great! The comfort is great! The first time I ran with them was 5 miles of rugged, rocky hills. They were great. Next time was a 4 on a snowy day in the mountains of Park City. LOVE THEM. I'm not holding my breath for next year's edition, but this year's are great!

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

                  Great on the trails!

                  By champs mom

                  from Eagan, Mn

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mixed Terrain
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                    I had to modify the laces to fit my feet and the structural dysfunctions. Easily done and the shoe was very comfortable on the trail. I've had problems with a few other shoes likes this but this one wore like a slipper!

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

                    Love 'em!

                    By Charlotte

                    from Yardley, PA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                      This is about the 6th pair of these I've gotten. Since they are minimalist, I do go through them quicker than a heavier shoe, but for me, it's totally worth it. I wear them for road running, trail running and for CrossFit. I've run 5k - 13.1 on road with them and a 50k trail run. I couldn't have asked for a better shoe.

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

                      Cute & Comfortable

                      By LizV

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Walking
                        • Work

                        Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                        I've gotten tons of compliments on these shoes -- they are really cute!! Great for walking and everyday wear.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • High Arch
                         
                        5.0

                        My favorite road, trail & crossfit shoe

                        By Charlotte

                        from Yardley, PA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                          I absolutely love this shoe. Bought two pairs this go-round (one for running; one for CrossFit) which will make them my 4th purchase of this shoe! Just ran a rocky, hilly trail half marathon in them and although the bottom of my heels were slightly bruised from all of the rocks, I wouldn't change the shoe I wear. Traction is good. Light weight. Have a 50k in October, and these will be on my feet.

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

                          Comfy Shoe

                          By Dawn

                          from Rhode Island

                          About Me Professional Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight
                          • Pronation Control
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running
                            • Trail Running
                            • Walking

                            Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                            Fits like a slipper! I could wear this shoe all day!

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

                            A must, must try!!!

                            By Artishah

                            from Thousand Oak, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                                The moment I put these on, I felt like someone had taken a mold of my feet and made custom fit shoes... Even though they say, that you need to 'ease' into new shoes.., I put these on the second I got out of the store and went for a small run. Was amazed at how easy they felt on my feet!!

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

                                Love this shoe!

                                By KTri

                                from Plymouth, CT

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Wears Quickly

                                Best Uses

                                • All Weather Conditions
                                • Trail Running
                                • Wet Weather

                                Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                                have the road version of this and love it. Use this for my trail runs and have used it on most terrain hough nothing really rugged yet.

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

                                My 3rd pair! I love these shoes

                                By HITT Girl

                                from Jacksonville, NC

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All Weather Conditions

                                  Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                                  I wear these mostly in the gym but also to run. They are so comfortable and lightweight, it's almost like not wearing shoes. I have semi-high arches and low ankles and these shoes support and fit like a dream. Since purchasing my first pair about a year ago, I refuse to wear any other shoes. They make your legs, feet, and arches stronger naturally. Once you try them, you will be hooked.

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

                                  awesome shoe that looks great too

                                  By Val

                                  from New Brunswick, NJ

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Looks Great

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Mixed Terrain
                                    • Trail Running
                                    • Walking
                                    • Wet Weather

                                    Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                                    I was skeptical when I tried this shoe on, because I had tried on the first generation of the NB Minimus trail shoe and it just didn't feel right to me--for some reason the sole felt kind of stiff when I walked around the store. It was a shame, because I went in really wanting to love them.

                                    However, once I got these on my feet I knew I had to take them home, if only for a test run (at least in my head--in practice I've purchase every shoe I've ever "tested"). They were just so comfortable and light, and I could feel how great the traction was going to be. Additionally, the sole is wider on the bottom than the NB Minimus Road, which I also own and really wanted to love--but after a couple of miles, the sole was so narrow that I would end up running *on* the seams, which was really uncomfortable. No such problem here!

                                    I took the 10v2s out for a quick trail run, about 3 miles, and they were just as fabulous as I thought they would be. I wore socks, and didn't have any problems with chafing. I liked that the sole felt more pliable, but still had the protection and grippiness of its predecessor. A few days later I also wore them, sockless, for two days straight, walking around Boston, and I almost never go barefoot in shoes because my feet will *always* blister. I only just started developing a hotspot at the ball of one foot at the end of the two days, and my feet were kinda sweaty and had started to rub. I couldn't have hoped for anything better, really.

                                    Love the profile, love the color (I got purple/orange/grey), love the comfort!

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

                                    Love them!!

                                    By AJ

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Mixed Terrain

                                      Comments about Womens New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe:

                                      Great shoes for my tendinitis

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

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