New Balance Women’s Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe – Review

New Balance Women’s Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe – Product characteristics

  • 100% Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Vibram sole
  • 4 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • Vibram outsole provides superior grip. Vibram is a registered trademark of VIBRAM S.p.A All rights reserved.
New Balance Women's Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe, Team Away Grey/Guava, 5 B US*
  • 4 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor
  • Synthetic/mesh upper

New Balance Women’s Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe – Reviews

Read here on sizing between HALF size up and FULL size up. Tips on WIDTH here as well!

I have just recieved my shoes and would like to help describe the sizing in between going a half size up and a full size up! Tips on width here as well:)I am typically always a size 9 womens and have a regular width maybeeeee slightly skinny foot and medium height arches. I tried on a 9.5 first, knowing these run small. My smaller toes were very much cradling the side of the shoe and my big toe was just touching the end. If this is a fit you would like, then sizing 1/2 a size up will be fine. I think If your foot is bulkier in general and not fairly thin and bony, then go with the wide for your 1/2 size up.Next I tried on a size 10. This felt better to me personally since my big toe now had just enough room to move (thumbnail length in between toe and end of shoe, as is suggested when sizing shoes). My smaller toes still felt cradled and that is how the shoe is meant to be.Now, after reading through questions asked, I saw people asking the difference between D width option and such. I did not see this option, so they must have changed their width sizing options at some point. It is now the size with the option of M or W. I can confirm that this stands for Medium Width and Wide Width. I ordered W assuming it stood for womens (and M for mens respectively) and was wrong. So I, normally a size 9 and regular maybe somewhat skinny width foot.. ordered a size 10 Wide.The length of the shoe is perfect and the width is just a tad to wide in the heel area, but nothing huge at all. it is just less of a glove wrapped fit around the bottom of my heel and my smaller toes. The shoe still fits well and that strap going over the midfoot fits perfectly snug.Like I said, if you do not have a typical skinny foot in general and your heel area is more flat, get the wide width! It will fit you perfectly. It’s not a drastic difference. If you have bunions or something, this shoe wont fit you because that strap going over the midfoot is snug on a regular width foot.I think for me personally, 1 size up (as I did, I’m size 9 and ordered size 10) and medium (regular) width would have been perfect! But there is not a crazy huge difference in the wide so this still works.Its a great shoe and also my first minimalist one as well.I hope this helps you decide which size is best for you:)

Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018

Exactly what I was looking for in a minimalist trail sneaker …

I began running only 1 1/2 years ago, 99% outdoors, and I’m at 5-10K 3-4 times a week. My first pair of dedicated sneakers were Nike Frees – as someone who spends half my time in flip flops and the other half barefoot, other sneakers with more structure were simply too uncomfortable to wear in the way they forced my natural arch into odd positions, prevented my toes from spreading, and created heel instability with large drops. The Nike Frees were a bit like a sock with a thick rubber sole and just fine for running on tracks and relatively even pavement. A year in, I decided to take up off-road and trail running with rolling inclines of 10% plus over loose rocks/gravel, dust and packed mud depending on the season, and some mixed paved roadways at the tops. The Nike Frees were no good for traction or balance on these surfaces and the sole much too soft for the inevitable pointed stone and tree root impacts. I dug out an old pair of NB all-terrain cross-training sneakers, breathable with broken in support and an insignificant heel drop, and these served me well until I basically wore through the soles and had to glue on the front of the left one because it kept letting gravel and dirt seep in under my toes (and still continued to use them because I was unhappy with other pricey replacements). That said, these NB minimus are exactly the replacement I’ve been looking for! I ordered a half size up based on reviews – normally I wear a 9.5 wide across the NB brand, but I got a 10 wide – and they fit like a glove! The sole isn’t too thin or thick and has nice traction. It also has a slightly more structured heel and some rubber supports going over the heel and bridge of the foot to maintain balance and prevent the sole from slipping sideways if you misstep. I’m skeptical as to how long they will actually last as the mesh material is already catching things, but will update once more miles are logged in these.

Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2018

What the heck?? Not what they used to be…

I have owned three pairs of the New Balance minimus trail runners and one pair of the road runner model. I thought these were going to be my running shoe of choice until they stopped making them. I have always worn a 6.5, so that’s what I ordered (my regular shoe size is 5.5). Maybe I got a dud, but these are nothing like the rest. They are way too small! There is no room in the usually roomy toe box and the band that runs across the top is uncomfortably tight running right across my toes. I’m thinking about ordering a 7, but I don’t know if that would help. The toe box doesn’t even appear as it does in the pictures advertised – it’s super short (see my photo). On the inside of the shoe there is barely a quarter inch of webbing between the band that runs across the top and the seem by the toe. It feels as if to make a ‘small’ size they just cut down the toe box instead of making the whole shoe proportionate. I’m so confused by this shoe. And disappointed.

Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020

Short term wear.

These shoes only live a short life. But the fit is awesome! Best minimal shoe I’ve tried. Just wish the sole of the shoe was not durable. I average 20 miles a week on both asphalt, track, and treadmill and my first pair of theses only lasted 5 months. Kinda spendy for shoes that don’t even last 6 months. Wish the price was lower. I wouldn’t care then if I kept burning through them. I would give this a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the life span and cost. Ps I’m normally an 11w and the 12 fits like a glove.

Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2019

I recommend for people with shin problems

I always had pain on my shin when I ran no matter what I did and for the first time in 25 years I can run I guess it is true that running barefoot it’s better for your feet and legs and this are like running barefoot with really good comfort.

Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020

Very narrow shoe

These running shoes are wonderful, but very narrow fit. I have narrow feet, and there are still too narrow. I hated to return them because, otherwise, they’re so comfy.

Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2020

No es igual la talla que otras marcas

No es igual a otras tallas de zapatos de otros marcas revisen bien o prueben en una zapatería el mismo modelo para poder comprar

Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021

Way too small!

They weren’t just to small, hey were rough. The sole felt like a rock!

Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2020
New Balance Women's Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe, Team Away Grey/Guava, 5 B US*
  • 4 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor
  • Synthetic/mesh upper

New Balance Women’s Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe – FAQ

The sizing showing the size and then M or W. I assume that means mens and womens. Can someone confirm? Or is W for wide? D should mean wide but no D o

I believe it does relate to W (women) or M(men) . However, if you order your size, order half a size bigger, especially if you have a wide foot. My size is 10 wide foot, I often order 10.5 in other shoes, I ordered 10.5 Women in this, and it is a bit small, so another half size would be best. Therefore, 11 Women or 9 Men instead 8 Men.

Does the bar across the front loosen a bit as the shoe is broken in?

No, not really, but where they are a “barefoot” feel, the bar adds support for me. It has never been anything that has bothered me, however, I always order “Wide”.

New Balance Women's Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe, Team Away Grey/Guava, 5 B US*
  • 4 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor
  • Synthetic/mesh upper

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