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New Balance NB Minimus Trail

Manufacturer: New Balance

SKU: MT/WT10

Product Details:
Product Year2011
Usage:Trail Running: Low-cut and lightweight, trail runners boast more support than traditional running shoes and more ventilation than typical light hikers.
Height:low-cut
Sole Construction:cemented, glued
Upper:Synthetic fabric
Membrane:No membrane
Lining:Synthetic fabric
Sizing
Sizes Narrow? Wide? Weight Price
Men's Sizes 7 - 14 0>, 14.2 100
Women's Sizes 5 - 12 0, 11 100
NB Minimus, a collection of lightweight, versatile, minimalist footwear is designed to provide a “better than barefoot” experience. A three shoe collection, NB Minimus will include road running, trail running, and wellness styles. All three styles will be available at select specialty retailers in March 2011. Each style will retail for $100. Key to the NB Minimus collection is a new anatomically correct last designed with significantly less drop from heel to forefoot (4 mm in all styles compared to 12.5 mm in traditional athletic shoes). This gradual drop positions the foot into a more neutral stance and promotes a more natural stride by moving the wearer off their heel and encouraging a mid-foot landing. Each shoe uses stretch materials and minimal constructions that reduce weight. (each NB Minimus style in men’s size 9.5 weighs less than 8.5 oz) Extensive research conducted through the New Balance Sports Research Lab (SRL) shows that the tendency for mid-foot or forefoot strike is correlated to midsole thickness and that less cushioning encourages a mid-foot strike. As a result, each NB Minimus shoe was engineered with lower sole unit heights. The reduced midsole and outsole thickness also allows the foot to flex up and down more easily. Both the NB Minimus road shoe--the MR/WR10--and the NB Minimus trail shoe--the MT/WT10--are designed for road and trail runners who prefer minimal footwear and to serve as a training tool for runners who aspire to change their gait. For the NB Minimus trail shoe New Balance collaborated with Vibram®, the world leader in advanced performance sole design, to create an outsole design that is engineered for natural movement and provides off-road durability and traction.

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