New Balance Minimus Zero

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potto
Reviewed: 15 August 2012

fast red shoes

Amazingly comfortable, I love the one piece tongue / upper and the laces don't slip. Heel doesn't slip - I am a woman in mens shoes so this is important. They are lovely and wide and not too long and I go much faster in them then any other shoes. Fantastic price too. Lovely colour, they look wicked and everyone is always looking at them.
Lack of tread, slippy in any sort of mud and I get a bit nervous going downhill in rain on road. I've had quicker drying shoes too.
I've worn all sorts of minimal shoes, Vivos, track shoes with insoles taken out, road, trail and these are my absolute favourites. Tried the 110s do not like, too much toe spring and heels rub. Get these people, they are dead comfy. I've put excellent in cushioning while of course there isn't much but that's what I want.
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

potto would recommend this product
Grozzlybear
Reviewed: 11 July 2012

The long and short of it

FleXible and very light with a real 'barefoot' type feel about them. Found them fast and comfortable up to 10k. Don't even need socks at this sort of distance. Loved the feel of them on my feet and they certainly promote good running form.
Didn't get on with them over bigger distances - they really work your foot muscles and the zero drop profile will stretch your calfs beyond your normal level. You need to be very very careful transitioning to these shoes to avoid injury and I would personally recommend them only for shorter distance work, races up to 10k and speed work. I had to fit 4mm heel pads to save my calfs and ankle ligaments but once tweaked and used appropriately they feel great to run in. Best for lighter faster neutral guys who have good form.
I find them great for shorter distances but only with a raised heel (4mm) in them. However if you persist with them over a lengthy period of time or you're already adapted to these kind of extreme shoes, you might be able to tackle a marathon in them but you need very strong feet and flexible calfs. I prefer the Kinvara's for lengthier runs above 10k. Would recommend but with mentioned caveats.
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
2.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
2.0
Value:
3.0

Grozzlybear would recommend this product
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