New Balance Men's MX20 Minimus Training Shoe, Red, 9.5 D US
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- Synthetic and Mesh
- Manmade sole
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- Lower profile provides you with a better feel of the ground.
- Lace-up closure for a secure fit.
- Lightweight mesh upper material is durable and breathable.
- Padded collar and tongue for added comfort.
- Molded logo on the side of the shoe.
- Antimicrobial treatment helps to keep your shoes fresh.
- Injection molded EVA outsole offers you durability and traction on gym surfaces.
- Weight: 9 oz
- Product measurements were taken using size 10.5. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 8.3 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- ASIN: B006OQJFQY
- Item model number: MX20v2 Minimus Training-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 24, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
- great fit
- plenty of room in the toe box
- 4mm drop is great
- just the right amount of cushioning
- best without socks as they have an internal liner
- Don't like the EVA sole. Will not hold up outdoors if you intend to run or walk in them
- Don't like the padded heel cup
I wear these NB exclusively for working out in a gym environment. The only running I do in them is 5-10 minutes on the treadmill, either a warmup or a few intervals. I would not try running in these shoes on pavement as the sole is very thin and feels soft and I'm guessing they would probably wear out quickly - they seem to be made for mostly indoor use. These aren't running shoes so that may be obvious, but in the past I've occasionally used cross trainers for short runs outdoors and I won't be doing that with these as I'd like them to last.
I don't do cross-fit per se, though I guess my workouts do sort of resemble it. I do mostly a combination of calisthenics, weight training, and some cardio/combo and kettle bell type exercises. For this type of workout, I find these shoes to be excellent - they're light, comfortable, and I like the flat profile, especially for squats and lunge type exercises (my feet just feel more planted on the ground with the flat profile). One issue I've had with traditional cross-trainers is it was always very important for me to buy a shoe with good lateral support - I've found with this flat profile, there isn't much need for lateral support because your foot is so flat and close to the ground, there isn't really anything to "roll" as in a traditional thick cushiony sole - awesome.Read more ›
Couple of things I was looking for in certain shoes:
1. How the shoe fits.
2. Durability of the shoe.
3. Functionality of the shoe (lifting, running, jumping, etc.)
4. How the shoe looks.
The shoe fit to size like many reviews have noted. I didn't need to go up or down in size. I fit around a 8.5 in Chuck Taylor's, and I ordered a size 9 for the NB Minimus MX20. Fits like a glove, and has a bigger toebox than the Chucks do. Plus, I wear them at work and they never cause sole problems, unlike my Vibrams do (I have extremely flat feet). One thing I noticed different in comparison to VFFs was that the MX20s did have the *tiniest* mid-sole/arch that I had to get used to, especially during lifts. It wasn't an issue, it was just something I had to grow accustomed to, as opposed to VFFs there was zero "breaking in" time. Because of this, there is a bit of a lift in the back leading me to lean forward sometimes during my training (squats/deads/etc.)
For the durability of the shoe, I've done many lifts, and they are phenomenal. Only thing like I said above, I had to get used to the forward lean, as opposed to the VFFs I was very grounded for obvious reasons. On top of that, I've done indoor sprints 2x/week on both an indoor track and treadmill, and have seen very little wear and tear for the the month or so that I've had them. The functionality is great, and I suppose it goes along with the durability. Olympic lifts - check, traditional lifts (squats/deads) - check, sprints, jumps, etc. are awesome.
One thing I failed to mention thus far is that you can wear [normal] socks with these shoes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Usually find new balance to be best fitting shoes sneakers ever made. This product was surprisingly small, so recommend going up a half size or full size to get fit you needPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
still using these after three years. I'm a seven-day a week gym user, you do the math. these bad boys are still looking swell, super comfy, light. nike, shnike!Published 6 months ago by Ali Naderzad
Not a lot of cushion but I bought this for working out on padded floors and occasional hard top runs.Published 7 months ago by Steven D. Alexander
Great shoe! Been using them for Crossfit for 3 years now. Took off quite a bit of the soft rubber when descending a rope :p but still in good shape.Published 10 months ago by J Peter Jones