New Balance MT10V2

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New Balance built the Men's MT10v2 Minimus Trail Running Shoe around the its concept of.
 "Good Form Running," which features an upright posture and joint-friendly midfoot striking with a high cadence. It does this with a barefoot-friendly construction, light cushioning, and a thin but tough and trail-ready Vibram sole. And it somehow found a way to shave nearly an ounce off the weight of last year's model, so your feet can really take flight.
New Balance offers a variety of minimalist-oriented trail running shoes; the MT10v2 falls in the middle of the range, between the featherweight, zero-drop Minimus Zero Trail and the more burly, more protective, and slightly heavier MT1010.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Lightweight and extra-durable, the Cushion-Pushin' EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) midsole rewards and supports your feet with the ultimate cushioning system, keeping feet cozy while offering unmatched resilience.
  • Flexible overlays optimally placed to offer lightweight support

Sizing:

  • Runs small, order 1/2 size larger
  • This shoe runs true to size. Order your regular athletic shoe size.

Comfort:

  • Molded foam insole offers underfoot comfort.
  • Molded heel cup for added comfort.

Fabric:

  • Nylon mesh uppers with polyurethane overlays provide lightweight comfort and support
  • Barefoot friendly internal construction
  • Breathable fabric lining features an anti-microbial treatment offers a great next-to-skin feel.
  • Minimal Vibram outsole provides traction, protection from trail hazards, and long-lasting construction

Fit:

  • NL-1 last features a wide forefoot to accommodate midfoot strikers and a shallow toe box for a snug, supportive fit
  • Mesh upper with barefoot-friendly lining fits close to the foot and breathes easily to keep your feet cool and dry on hot runs

Lining and Layers:

  • Polyester/nylon linings wick perspiration away from your feet and then dry quickly so your feet stay cool, comfortable and odor-free
  • Part of the NB Minimus line - Set between barefoot running and traditional cushioned running shoes, this Minimus trail shoe is ideal for the neutral runner or those seeking to conquer their gait issues by learning better form.

Midsole:

  • ACTEVA midsole material resists compression set and is 12% lighter than typical midsole foams.
  • Acteva midsole uses highly-flexible materials and cushions the foot without adding unnecessary weight or bulk
  • MT10v2 Minimus trail-running shoes feature EVA midsoles for superb flexibility and a featherweight cushion

Traction and Grip:

  • Vibram outsole delivers maximum surface contact and multidirectional traction over varied terrain.
  • Vibram rubber outsoles provide lightweight performance without compromising grip or stability; updated lugs on medial sides increase traction

Manufactured:

  • Made in China

Features:

  • Successor to the MT10, SKU# 7888547.
  • US shipments only
  • Antimicrobial treatment keeps the shoe fresh run after run
  • 4mm drop from heel to toe keeps your feet naturally low to the ground and at a third of the height of traditional trail runners
  • Built on an NL-1 last that features a wide toe box, shallow toe box depth, a low instep height and standard heel width.
  • NL1 Shoe Last
  • Odor resistant
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The New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe for Men in Black/Orange offers a whole new approach to trail running. This trail shoe creates natural foot positioning with a lightweight, flexable upper, and a rugged Vibram outsole, that's designed to endure the demands of the outdoors while providing a nearly barefoot running experience.


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The New Balance MT10v2 minimalist-inspired trail shoe is designed to endure the demands of the outdoors while providing a nearly barefoot running experience. With a 4mm heel drop, this men's trail-runner supports a natural foot position; the lightweight and breathable upper ensures flexibility. The rugged Vibram outsole of the New Balance MT10 outdoor shoe tackles varied terrain with ease.

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For the very best runner within.
The New Balance Men's Minimus 10v2 Trail Running Shoe comes with a natural foot position, a lightweight, flexable upper, and a rugged Vibram outsole, showing that the 10 Trail is designed to endure the demands of the outdoors while providing a nearly barefoot running experience. Odor-resistant. Lightweight and extra-durable, the Cushion-Pushin' EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) midsole rewards and supports your feet with the ultimate cushioning system, keeping feet cozy while offering unmatched resilience. Lightweight mesh upper. 4mm drop. Barefoot friendly internal construction. Flexible overlays in optimal areas.
TYPE:   Minimal.
WEIGHT:   175 grams (6.2 oz)
Use: Men's Trail Running


REI

The men's New Balance MT10v2 Minimus trail-running shoes combine the proven durability of Vibram® rubber outsoles with fitted, minimalist uppers for a comfortable fit with or without socks.

Imported.


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Experience the trail in a whole new way with the barefoot-like ride of the MT10V2 from New Balance®!
ACTEVA™ midsole material resists compression set and is 12% lighter than typical midsole foams.
Vibram® outsole delivers maximum surface contact and multidirectional traction over varied terrain.
Made in the U.S.A. and imported.
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Designed to be worn without socks, New Balance's MT10 Minimus trail running shoes provide a superlight, super-low profile that keeps you fully grounded without compromising traction, cushion and form.

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An entirely different approach to trail running, the MT10 Minimus Trail takes the proven versatile durability of a Vibram® outsole and combines it with a fitted, minimalist upper that's comfortable with or without socks.

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Activity:Running
Additional Info:Type: Minimal
Differential:4mm.
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Ankle
Heel to Toe Differential:4mm
Lining:Polyester/nylon blend
Midsole:EVA
Outsole:Vibram rubber
Running shoe type:Trail
Upper:Nylon mesh/synthetic leather overlays
Use:Men's Trail Running
Waterproof:No
Weight:175 grams (6.2 oz)
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New Balance MT10V2 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Just like I did with my MT1010 review, let me start by saying that if you are used to structured, cushioned shoes, you have to transition to those very slowly, and research and apply principles of Natural Running (or Chi running, or Pose). If you don't, you are on a fast track for a bad case of shin splints. With that out of the way, let's get to the review. I have a pair of MT1010, and I really love them. However, when running more than 15 miles on pavement, the slugs on the MT1010 really start to bother - you can feel them every step of the way. Yes, I know, the MT1010 are for trail running, but for me they also work well on pavement. After doing some research, I decided to give the MT10V2 a try, since I had a marathon coming up. They worked out quite well. At first, the band that crosses the front of the shoe felt a bit strange, but with a few runs that feeling went away, and I started to appreciate how much it helps to keep my feet in place. My 1010 were size 11; according to New Balance's site, the 10V2 runs a bit smaller, so I got them on 11 1/2, and the fit was perfect. There is plenty of room in the toe box, with the band preventing your feet from moving inside the shoe, which is really good. The shoe is feather light, with a tad more cushioning than a barefoot-style shoe, and a 4mm drop. If you are looking for something right above barefoot, this shoe is for you. The upper provides plenty of ventilation; I ran a marathon with the 10V2 in Dallas, and it was over 80F, but my feet felt pretty comfortable. The laces stayed in place, and I had to re-tie them only once, as they had become a bit loose. The sole fixed the problem I had with the MT1010, so to me, this was a winner. Plus nothing beats orange...
Alberto A - customer at Zappos.com on 04/30/2013

As a convert to the minimalist scene in 2008 I've had a fair share of shoes and I can say there is a reason I stocked up on the MT10V2. The sock-like feel and stretch work wonders after a long run. Protects the feet from pressure in the toe box and keeps all my toenails firmly in place. The mesh breaths well, and the liner wicks moisture in compression socks, wool socks, or bare foot. The only drawback is the resilience of the mesh in brush. I found it catches the goatheads and thistles like a pro shortstop and often leaves the threads hanging. A quick lighter to the surface after a run to burn off the hangers and the shoes are good to go again, but for a true back country shoe, I find this to limit their lifetime. The mesh wore out before I ran the sole thin.
The Vibram lugs under foot provide secure traction in most conditions. The drawback here would be in snowy or tacky mud they clump the top layer and you lose traction, but if you run on gravel, pavement, sand, or sandy mud, they shed the soil and leave your feet free and light to cruise the trails in comfort.
The 4mm drop comes in handy when lifting in the gym as it leaves a stable platform to row, Olympic lift and box jump on those cold and icy days. The leather strip on top has decent reinforcement that holds up against moderate rope climbing too. I won't knock the durability in the gym as the shoes are meant to soak up the great outdoors and clearly don't want to be confined in a sweaty room.
Overall, I would recommend to any runner who enjoys a minimalist feel with a smooth ride that often leaves this runner hoping that New Balance will continue to produce these bad boys.

brip620758 at Backcountry.com on 01/07/2014

Early results...so far, fantastic!

I can't speak to the longevity or wear of these shoes as I just bought them today and immediately took them out for six miles on the most rugged parts of our Greenbelt, here in Austin. These shoes felt fantastic in the store and out on the trail--they held up well gliding through rock gardens, exposed roots, loose gravel and even sharp stones. They were truly light and nimble without making my feet feel vulnerable to the terrain. No worries about stubbing a toe, like in Vibram Five Fingers or exposed toe sandals.

The other thing you might love about these shoes is that they have a low profile and would be very easy to pack and take with you without sacrificing much space--I hate how big most athletic and sports shoes have become and would always leave them behind in lieu of a pair of good walking shoes that could be dress up or casual. These shoes merit a place in my carry-on only baggage and could easily go casual dress with me.

CAVEAT: New Balance will repeatedly warn you on the shoe box and with a product tag that these shoes are MID STRIKE designed--so try them on first to know what you are getting your feet into. I'm a natural mid-strike runner and these shoes would not feel as good on a heel strike runner, so be very mindful of your own gait and be prepared to adjust to a new style of running if these are your first lightweight trail shoes, or you've a different running style. You'll still love them.
Rob the Innovation Architect at REI on 08/08/2013

Great shoe

I'm just a recreational runner. I usually run 5ks. I'm 5'9" and 180lbs, so I'm on the stockier side.

I love these shoes. I wear them for road running. I find that I desire a rock plate for the kind of trail running I do. I usually put on my Vibram Spyridons for trail runs.

These shoes seem to wear a little quickly with the exclusive road running that I put on them.

I have paddles for feet (wide) and these shoes fit great in their normal configuration. I usually feel tightness in the midfoot area, but not with these.

For 5k and shorter distances, I have no issues wearing no socks in these shoes, they are very very comfortable. I began to develop hot spots and blisters past 4 miles.

Keeping my weight in mind, I would actually prefer just a touch more cushioning for road-running, although I completely realize these are trail shoes.

Love these shoes, though. Even for casual days I find myself reaching for these shoes.
misut0 at REI on 10/10/2013

THE trail shoe

Have bought two pairs of these over the past couple of years and won't wear anything else. I have worn them for many 10+ mile runs on rocky, mountainous terrain without issue. I have seen some of the durability issues mentioned, but nothing that effected the functioning of the shoe. The mesh ripped on my first pair (after about 300 miles of heavy trail use), but I can still do long trail runs in them with no problem (the mesh is just a cover for the "glove" part of the shoe). I strongly recommend these if you have a wide foot as well.
As a side note, please don't get these if you heel-strike. They are very minimally cushioned and it will wreck your knees and back rapidly. That being said, if you are wanting to train to strengthen your feet and calves for forefoot running (and don't feel like wearing silly five-fingers) this is your shoe. Just remember to do some hiking and ease into it!
DuncanIdaho at REI on 12/12/2013

Love these so far

Got this shoe today and put 6.5 miles on it right away on some local WA trails. Fit is awesome. Sole is what you want with a minimalist shoe. I needed something to train for and use in Tough Mudder, and these were what I ended up picking after looking at several others. My main concerns were traction, light weight, and ability to shed water. They had great traction on the trail. I completely submersed them in water. Felt good running with them wet. Don't get heavy or hold water. Seem to stay on my feet well and are snug, which should be nice for deep mud so I don't lose them. Have yet to test that out though.
jimmybackpacker at REI on 08/08/2013

Perfect Shoe

These shoes are simply amazing. They're exceptionally comfortable, very breathable, lightweight, durable, and offer a perfect amount of protection and traction; all while promoting a barefoot/minimalist style of running. I use these shoes for everything - road and trail running, walking, hiking, climbing, crossfit, weight training, etc. I have yet to find anything I dislike about this shoe. I have used minimalist style shoes from Vibram, Merrell, and Saucony, but none of them come close to being as well rounded, or even just as comfortable, as the Minimus. If you can run with either a forefoot or midfoot strike, then these are the perfect shoe (striking with your heel is a different story).
Anonymous at SummitHut.com on 07/07/2012

feels natural

Shoes comfortable good middle road between cushioning and ground feel more cushion than my five fingers of which I have several but for walking a lot the extra cushion is nice I do delivery n my wife is a nurse so were on our feet a lot don't know about ware just got them today but we both love them so far and they look good to won't replace my five fingers but nice for long day at work I tried the merrels they did not hug my feet as well n did not look as good these are defitenly worth a try
1whitemongol at REI on 03/03/2013

Love my Minimus Shoes!

This is my third pair of Minimus shoes. They provide just the right amount of support for a great minimalist running experience without going full barefoot. If you are new to barefoot or minimalist running, your calves will take a beating as they get used to running the natural way again. Once that adjustment is complete, your knees, hips, and back will thank you for making the switch.

I avoid running on anything but dirt trails, as running on asphalt or concrete is a bit harsh and pounding without all the padding of standard running shoes.
Bob at REI on 01/01/2014

I love this shoe!

I bought these shoes as my "camp shoes" for a 65 mile backpacking trip. They were wonderful! The soles have great traction (which came in handy for stream fording), they are super light, and you could even hike out on them if your regular boots lost a sole or something (though you might not be able to carry a full pack for distance with them). We also wore them on a layover day for a short dayhike. They don't offer any ankle support, but otherwise they are a great accessory for a backpacking trip.
NW Paddler at REI on 08/08/2013

Negative Reviews:

Lightweight, but sole became unglued

I bought these shoes to give the lightweight/minimalist shoe market a try. I like the look of these shoes and enjoyed wearing them (mostly at work in the hospital) in my day to day. All in all, I thought they were fine shoes and after adjusting somewhat to the thin sole and increased feedback you get from this type of shoe, I had come to enjoy wearing them. However, after about two weeks of near daily wear--again, mostly on linoleum floors, sidewalks, etc.--the hexagonal tread pattern started to come unglued from the underlying component near the toe. For $100+ I expect that if I'm getting a trimmed down, quantifiably less amount of shoe material, that it be well manufactured and engineered to provide some durability. Perhaps I got a bunk shoe, who knows. I plan to send this pair back and get a second set to see if it was a one-off phenomenon, or if this pattern holds true. At this point, I'll remain optimistic.
jchardaway at REI on 07/07/2013

Comfortable but poorly built

I am 6'0 and 240lbs and very active. My activities with this shoe include running, weight lifting, and short hikes.

This shoe fit me very well and was very comfortable. This is my second pair of minimalist shoes and I really enjoyed them. They worked well for my uses and my feet felt very "free" and I had no pain.

Now the downside... they started coming apart after a month of use and maybe had 20 miles on them. The mesh fabric that is sewn to the part where the laces come onto the shoe started ripping on both shoes. It appears New Balance did not design this shoe very well as they sewed right into the mesh and that's what failed. I ended up returning this shoe and thankfully due to REI's awesome policies got my money back. For now I'm still on the quest to find a true hard use minimalist shoe.
TheIllusiveMan at REI on 11/11/2013
Very displeased with my buy on these shoes. I have been searching for a good barefoot outdoor/everyday shoe. My first buy were the Nike free 4.0, they are alright but smother my feet in hot weather. Their soles also have a way of trapping rocks and twigs, or kicking them back at you when your running. The new balance MT10V2 looked like the best bet out there, but much to my dismay my shoes came damaged right outta the box. The gray mesh lining you can just barely see in that first picture was already detached from the seem.Most of the reviews I read implied these would last around 100 to 200 miles. Clearly no one checks the quality of their product coming off the line, at New Balance. At least Zappos has a good return policy. If anyone can suggest a better built barefoot shoe please let me know.
Patrick - customer at Zappos.com on 07/23/2013
Great looking shoe, but started to fall apart within 2 weeks of wearing at the top of the toes. Never had problems previously with New Balance. Not happy!
Anonymous - customer at Zappos.com on 07/23/2013