The New Balance Minimus comes in four types: The NB Minimus Road, NB Minimus Trail, NB Minimus Cross Trainer and the NB Minimus Life. They are all super lightweight and embraces the barefoot revolution. The NB Minimus Road, in particular, “is designed to be used with or without socks on pavement and other varied running surfaces. Supremely comfortable and extremely lightweight.” It is one of the best selling minimalist shoe to date.
New Balance Minimus Road
Weight: 8.2 oz
New Balance Minimus Road.
The NB Minimus is designed with the philosophy that “Less is More”. So unlike other running shoes, the Minimus stripped off some parts to make it less but deliver more.
Here are the photos and feature of the NB Minimus Road.
A deconstructed REVlite midsole provides great flexibility and a featherweight cushion. It’s thinner and lighter.
The midsole is made from the lightweight REVlite.
The forefoot construction has less stitches or sewing. This reduces a few more ounces on the shoe.
Upper material in the forefoot has less seams and stitches.
The outsoles are made of lightweight blown rubber for effective bounce and return during the toe off. It has fewer high abrasive rubber parts. Only the heels have the harder rubber material.
Outsoles of the NB Minimus with the Ndurance at the heel only.
The outsoles have some holes on it. It is not specific as to what these holes are for but they surely improve the bounce and lessen the weight.
Holes can be found at the outsoles of the NB Minimus.
The NB Minimus doesn’t have the removable sole inserts or the foot beds. The inserts are sewn with the midsole instead. It’s still soft and comfortable but don’t expect them to be as cushioned as a regular shoe.
New Balance Minimus says “Less is more”.
The heel counter uses a sturdy yet soft plastic. The shoe collar is still well padded for added comfort. Not all minimalist shoe use this approach.
The heel counter is soft and still well padded.
The New Balance Minimus Road is priced at 4,995 Php and is available in all New Balance stores.
The Minimus Road is available in the following colors:
MEN: Gray with Orange, White with Blue, Blue with Lime Green, Black with Red
WOMEN: Gray with Coral, Gray with Yellow, White with Orange & Blue
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