New Balance MT110 - how can the best trail shoe ever be only 35 quid?

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01/06/2012 at 19:41

OK, so the thread title is only my opinion, but having used my New Balance MT110s on shingle, mud, grass and tarmac, I can safely say they are wonderful. And weirdly they are only £34.99 at Sports Direct, of all places. How they can be so cheap is anyone's guess.

I must admit I was sceptical that they would even sell a 'proper' running shoe at Sport Direct - especially as many of the staff, let alone the customers, look like Greggs loyalty card holders. But it is true, they do. At a reasonable price. Let's hope Anton Krupicka doesn't find out that a massive chain store is flogging his signature shoes at a snip.

But it begs the question: if we can get the MT110 for the price of a pair of designer flip-flops, how come other so-called minimal shoes cost so much?

02/06/2012 at 09:23

they sell pretty much the whole asics range of running shoes too so they do sell proper running shoes aswell 

04/06/2012 at 12:17

Went and tried them on - they're horribly narrow, unfortunately. Why oh why are most of the mainstream running shoe manufacturers, in dipping their toe into the minimalist marked, making their shoes on such a narrow last?

04/06/2012 at 12:42

I agree, too many running shoes are too narrow in the forefoot.
A lot of these cheaper stores are selling less mainastream running shoes, quite often cheaper than you can buy them from more traditional running shops.

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