Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe

Men's New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez

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Men's NEW BALANCE® MINIMUS HI-REZ :: Feel totally connected to the road and your run in the newest version of the ultimate minimalist running shoe, the men's New Balance® Minimus Hi-Rez. Experience an unparalleled barefoot feel from the zero heel-toe drop plus the incredibly lightweight FantomFit upper now featured on this running shoe. Plus, you'll get an underfoot sensation unlike any other shoe on the market thanks to the new Hi-Rez sole that's made of 42 independent pods, providing amazing flexibility and responsiveness. 3.8 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:

  • High resolution sole
  • Independent 42 pods of cushioning: Pods move naturally with the foot, delivering unparalleled flexibility and underfoot sensation
  • Full length Fantom Fit upper: Lightweight support
  • Heel-to-Toe Drop 0mm


  • Check out our entire New Balance Minimus Collection
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Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe
 
3.3

(based on 12 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Fast (8)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Road running (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Will never buy shoes anywhere else !!!!

By JSB

from Dana Point CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Extremely Minimal
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

    I looking a minimal shoe with out toes this is your shoe
    Feels like running in socks . Love them

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

    very nice

    By benvik

    from San Diego,CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Chaffing

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

    been using zero drop for 2 yrs,I am a beginner ultra runner and these are as close to barefoot as you get,I tried them on for the time today for 14 miles, these are truly barefoot shoes,super natural feel on asphalt,if you want to feel the ground as if you were actually barefooted this shoes are it,if you complain that they are not waterproof then dont call yourself a minimalist runner

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

    like nothing

    By Applejakc

    from southwest washington

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

      People say they wear fast, I have yet to put in miles that would give me any idea of wear... They are comfortable and light, just what a minimal shoe should be

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

      Not for bigger guys

      By Ranger Up

      from Ft. Hood, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

      I used these shoes to run on pavement, treadmills and to work out in (weights). I am 6'3, 206 lbs, this isn't my first pair of barefoot/minimualist shoes. I have owned 3 pairs of New Balances Minimualist trail and they are amazing. These shoes I think just aren't for bigger guys like me. Running on them and just walking around hurt the balls of my feet pretty bad. I love the shoes but it's just not worth keeping them because they look cool and are extremely light. If you are a lighter male or female and you have already used barefoot/minimualist shoes before and you are comfortable running in them then these shoes are for you, if you are a bigger male or female like me buy something with a little more cushion/support. Still glade I tried them though but going to have to return them and get something else.

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

      Good shoe, not waterproof

      By Kenny

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

          These shoes definitely mimic barefoot running but the only problem is they are not waterproof. I was walking on a wet concrete service (It was not raining) and the water seeped in from every angle of the shoe (soaking the socks}.

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

          Hi-Rez isn't durable

          By Marathoner (military call sign)

          from Alamogordo, NM

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

            An earlier review has disappeared, so will rewrite. I have run three 8 mile runs on the past three Sundays in the Hi-Rez on paved roads. I am a mid-front striker in minimalist shoes. I have the NB trail minimus and the 110 which are slightly heavier and have vibram soles. The indvidual pods on the front are wearing fast. The material that joins the sole and the body of the shoe is spliting/tearing around the big toe on both shoes. I am glad to see I am not alone in having problems with this shoe. It is lighter but will destruct shortly

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

            Good shoe, not waterproof

            By Kenny

            from El Paso, TX

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

              Good shoe...true to the Minimus name. I have owned other Minimus shoes and this one feels the most like I am running barefoot. The only problem I have experienced is walking on any wet surface (No puddles and when it is not raining). The water seeps into the shoe like it is none existent and will soak your entire foot.

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

              5k shoe

              By William "The Barefoot Beaver"

              from O'fallon Il

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

                I got this shoe to test out for my barefoot / minimalist running group. I got the size 11 first because that's what I wear. However there was to much fabric on the top of the shoe and the heel was lose. I picked up a size 10.5 and they felt a little better but the mid foot was way to narrow. There was not soul under my arch at all. I took them for a 3 mile test run and it felt good. By the end of the run i could feel the shoe getting a bit lose in the heel though. I'm a mid/ forefoot striker and after 3 miles the pods showed more wear that i would like. I then took them out for a 10 mile run and after mile 7 i could feel every little pod under my foot. There was a lot of wear showing on the pods. I think this shoe would be a good 5k race day shoe but not for training. I'm guessing it will last around 100 miles or so. With a price tag over 100$ it's to much for how long the shoe will last.

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

                Very soft sole, had to return after 3

                By Sanjeev

                from North brunswick, nj

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

                Had water seeped thru the shoes, had all my socks wet, the shoe was worn out after 2 days of workout.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                I really wanted to love this shoe...

                By Bro-wn Zone

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

                I bought this shoe after having some concerns about durability. The pods looked like a good idea but could they really hold up over time? The answer I learned about 60 miles later was no, they cannot. I have a mid foot strike with a little pronation and those two were apparently enough to wear down two pods to the cloth on the outside. I've had Hattoris that lasted 500+ miles and Vibrams that are still going strong after almost two years. Maybe when New balance let's Vibram handle the pods I'll buy them again... Until then, I'll be rocking the Road Minimus.

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

                Very Different Feel

                By Road Runner

                from Arizona

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

                The shoe has an amazing feel, as close as you can get to actually runiing barefoot.

                Sadly, the durabilty of the pods on the sole is not very good.

                After a grand total of 5 miles, there is substantial wear showing. That's a FAIL on New Balance!

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

                Lived up to hype

                By Bruce

                from Laguna Beach, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez Running Shoe:

                  I'm been looking forward to trying the New Balance Minimus Hi Rez for quite some time now. I was so giddy before the first run I took in them, and they lived up to the hype. The sensation I felt during the first run was unlike anything I had ever felt- to feel so close to the ground and so natural was a great feeling, and I actually felt like my running stride was changing (for the better). I was nervous that the comfort level wouldn't be there since they are so minimal, but the shoe was still comfortable and a new favorite of mine.

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

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