56% of reviewers recommend this product
Size 3 of 5
Fit 3 of 5
Comfort 3 of 5
Jan 13, 2017
Summer - Florida
"I have been wearing the Minimus shoe for years for Crossfit. The redesigned shoe tongue is uncomfortable and it has a wider feeling toe box. The overall new shoe design rubs the ankles. The previous minimus model 10v3 fit much better."
Dec 19, 2016
Nicole - Anaheim, Ca
"Love the shoes, love that they are light weight and they are trail shoes so I also use them to play softball because the tread is good enough to wear them to play softball! Love the shoes, my twin sister even bought a pair too. The shoes are also great for mountain biking, I use them for that as well as running the trails.."
Dec 17, 2016
Chela - Hammond indiana
"They are light weight and very comfortable like the product"
Dec 16, 2016
BDG - Pasadena, CA
"Very uncomfortable. Been wearing the 10v3's for the past 4 years and have absolutely loved them. I was disappointed when I saw that the 10v3's were gone so I thought these might be a good replacement. The tongue is different on these shoes and it causes the sides to dig into my ankles. No good. I wish they would bring back the 10v3's! They were the BEST!"
Dec 2, 2016
lisyesdog - Orange, CA
"I love all of the minimus shoes and have bought many pairs. And I really love my trail shoes. I just really wish they were the colors of the trail! Please make them in earth tones!"
Nov 9, 2016
RNP runner - Anderson, IN
"I'm 50 years old and been running since my high school track and cross country days. I haven't developed any knee, hip or ankle discomfort. When I turned 50 I decided not to run on any hard surfaces (roads - asphalt or concrete) if all possible. Not trying to embarrass myself but my feet are small enough that I have to wear women's shoes. This explains why I mention the WTs. I was in a local shoe store and tried on a NB trail shoe and fell in love with the feel and weight. (I would have bought them if they were hot pink, I'm a man). The most comfortable shoes I have ever bought. To try to make this short when I wore these shoes out I went back and they no longer carried them. I called NB, found a store and bought the Minimus WT10V3. The place I run (Rangeline Nature Preserve) has all types of terrain (sand, small rocks, crushed stone, dirt, compacted dirt, wooden bridges, wooden planks, logs and flagstone). I had no issues slippy or sliding on the bridges, planks, logs and the flagstone when they were wet wearing the Minimus WT10V3s. When I went back to get another pair, the NB Minimus WT10V4s were out. What a disappointment!!!! The soles did not have the design of the V3s!!! There is less ground contact which is what I feel on every step and when I get on the bridges, planks, logs and flagstone when wet I slip, slide and even went down once on my first run in the V4s. Never went down in the V3s and they stuck like glue on the wet wood and flagstone. When wearing the V4s the above mentioned surfaces are dry I'm fine except for the flagstone. I will continue to buy the NB Minimus for the reason that they are the best running shoe in my opinion. In summary, I like the design of the V4s but redesigning the tounge and off setting the eyelets does not make the shoe from sliding. I'm not a shoe designer or understand the physics behind the sole manufacturing. NB needs to go back to the V3 sole pattern."
Oct 4, 2016
TT - Glen Allen, VA
"You made a great product in the 20V4 Trainer -- then you created multiple different shoes that NOT ONE matches the template -- the 20v4 was a great shoe for training/weightlifting and general wear."
Sep 23, 2016
Carolyn - Brooklyn
"This shoe is too soft and spongy. It absorbs water like crazy. It is too loose and wide even for my wide foot. The tongue wrinkles and does not sit tight. The previous version of this shoe (10v3) was much better. I have worn NB for years but will have to quit if you don't go back to what was a great shoe."
Sep 6, 2016
Ken123 - Warren, Mi
"Shoe were perfect size great fit and very comfortable"
Jul 14, 2016
AwesomeEm - New York City
"If you want to run on sand, these are great. But once you get to gravel, beware! You will twist your ankle, multiple times. BUT, these shoes are PERFECT for OCR (obstacle course racing) It has the perfect inner arch for rope climbing, very lightweight for puddles, mud and more!"
Jun 9, 2016
Kristen Broeder - Jackson, WY, USA
"so comfy and cute!! great fit and style. not too bright or over the top."
Jun 8, 2016
Elizabeth Whisenand - Palmdale, CA, USA
"Product has too much cushioning. I like the feel of near barefoot with the original minimus. Even my chiropractor loves how my body is back in alignment. At 52 I have to no issues with joint pain when I run..."
Jun 3, 2016
Laurpasc1 - Simpsonville, SC
"I have used the last three versions of this shoe and loved it. However, the newest model is way higher on the foot and ankle. Due to Pins in my ankle, I can't wear this shoe. So disappointed, because it is very comfortable and beautiful."
May 30, 2016
Lauren Karnopp - MIssoula
"the only bad thing I have to say is that I do a lot of trail running, it takes awhile to get used to running on rocks."
May 24, 2016
JTillett - Richmond, VA
"New Balance finally found their sweet spot for the Minimus. I've been a Minimus runner for going on four years. I wore out four pairs of the WT1010, I absolutely loved them! They discontinued them (sad day) so I had to settle for the WT10v3. What a disaster. For starters they ran small, which I've never had happen in a NB shoe. To make matters worse they had such little padding (esp around the Achilles) that I still have a scar from the worst blister I've ever received. I had to be extremely selective regarding the socks I chose for my run. The reason I bring up my previous experiences is to provide some context as to why I am SO excited about the 10v4! NB hit it out of the park with these bad boys. I've never been much of a run-without-socks kind of girl but I slipped these babies on and went on a 2 mile run sockless on the first day (just for the heck of it) and it's like wearing a sock with a sole. The insert is slightly cushioned so you can feel the insole forming to your foot, much like a tempurpedic mattress. The padding around the ankle is sufficient to prevent blisters. The front of the shoe is wide enough to allow for both foot swelling and toe spread during your run. It's always best to go up a half size for your running shoe and that technique worked perfectly. NB, I've fallen in love all over again. Please don't go and break my heart by discontinuing these shoes down the road."
May 10, 2016
Jennifer Naef - Texas, USA
"I do not like the new design of this shoe, specifically the tongue. It hits me very high on my ankle and is highly uncomfortable. It's very disappointing because I love the previous design of the Minimus shoes and no change was necessary. I have not yet decided if I will be able to wear these, or will need to look elsewhere for another shoe."
May 1, 2016
Miriam Duff - Pennsylvania, USA
"I am not a runner. I bought these to replace a pair that must have been at least 5 years old, and dearly loved. The old pair were purchased after reading about natural foot shoes and how runners who adopted them had fewer injuries than those who wore immensely padded and flanged shoes. The old pair had rapidly helped a mild (but painful) greenstick fracture in my foot--which I'd had for probably 2 years--finally heal, in less than 2 months. I put this new pair on and remembered how magical the shoes were before they were completely worn out, which you can imagine, after 5 years of regular wear, they pretty much were. I live in them. They're comfy, cute, and not only my feet but my back also feels better when I wear these compared to any other shoe I own."
Apr 30, 2016
Marilyn Jones - 12578
"I tried on a 9/D at the store and it seemed to fit well- so I ordered preferred color at New Balance store. The 9D I got is smaller than the one I tried on at the store-- the sewn on tongue somehow compresses my arch and the angle of the toe jams my 2nd and 3rd toes. I am going to try to stretch it a bit and give it a trial but Im not hopeful."
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