New Balance Men's MT20v2 Minimus Running Shoe
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- Synthetic and mesh
- Vibram sole
- Odor resistant
- 4 mm drop from heel to toe
- An entirely different approach to trail running than the traditional running shoe, the New Balance Minimus 20 Trail v2 (WT20) takes the proven versatile durability of a Vibram® outsole and combines it with a fitted, extremely minimalist upper that's comfortable with or without socks. This update to the Minimus 20 Trail features a modified upper on the same comfortable sole unit as its popular counterpart, creating a near-barefoot experience on the trail.
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- Features NB Minimus, a whole new approach to footwear—a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe.
- Breathable mesh uppers with synthetic overlays provide lightweight comfort and support.
- Webbing heel pull tab for easy on and off.
- Traditional lacing system with reinforced laces for optimal fit and feel.
- Superior light weight ACTEVA™ foam with exceptional durability—made with Dupont™ Engage®—that's 12% lighter than standard foam.
- Deconstructed ACTEVA™ midsole offer great flexibility and feathery-light cushioning.
- Minimal Vibram® outsole for lightweight traction and durability.
- Last: MNL-1
- Weight: 8 oz
- Product measurements were taken using size 11.5. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
New Balance Men's MT20v2
An entirely different approach to trail running than the traditional running shoe, the New Balance Minimus 20 Trail v2 (MT20) takes the proven versatile durability of a Vibram outsole and combines it with a fitted, extremely minimalist upper that's comfortable with or without socks. This update to the Minimus 20 Trail features a modified upper on the same comfortable sole unit as its popular counterpart, creating a near-barefoot experience on the trail.See all Product description
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- ASIN: B005UU9IWG
- Item model number: MT20v2 Minimus Trail-M
- Date first listed on Amazon: March 14, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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When I saw these come out, I decided it was time to upgrade. These had to be better since they were the newer model right? Fresh new look and colors. Space age materials. How could I go wrong? These shoes are complete GARBAGE. First off, the sizing is MUCH different than the MT20v1's. I wore an 11 Wide in the old version, so I ordered the same in these. WAY TOO BIG. Too wide and too long. Ordered a 10 1/2 wide, slightly too wide, slightly too long, ordered an 11 normal, WAY TOO LONG. Ordered a 10 1/2 normal, WAY TOO SMALL!
I settled on the 10 1/2 wides and set out to use them for about 6 weeks till the fabric all around flexing point of the toe box started to fray and get big gaping holes. Now they are in worse condition than my MT20v1's. Burned hard by New Balance. I will be trying to order new MT20v1's
I'm a big tennis shoe fan and especially a New Balance fan. I was looking for a comfortable, light weight, water resistant and airy shoe, especially with the RAGBRAI riding event coming up. I spotted these on Amazon. Had to try them. Glad I did! I haven't worn my New Balance 993's since, and that's been 1 1/2 months ago.
I will say these are great for bicycle riding and probably most other sports, and I wear them casually too. The only thing I need to say about the New Balance brand, is make sure you know what size and width you should have for New Balance's to get the best in comfort. What I really like about these Minimus shoes is the fact you don't need to wear socks. Keeps me a lot cooler down here in Florida.
I'm not sure how the wear on these shoes will be, but for bicycling I'd say a long time.
I HIGHLY recommend these tennis shoes!!!
I called new Balance and they asked me to ship the shoes to them for a return. They replaced them with another, better-rated pair of my choice at full cost plus free shipping. The old shoes weren't quality, but New Balance made it right in the end.
I recently bought a pair of M730 minimalist runners, and they fit like a glove.
Besides the sizing Issue, these are great shows. I would not count on them for running on sharp rocks, the front of the shoe does not offer enough protection, which would leave you with bruised feet at the end of a long run. For anything that is not jagged rocks (or large thornes) you should be fine. These offer great grip, a good amount of cushioning for a minimalist shoe, and seem to be well made so far (3 weeks of mild use). For more serious trail running, especially if you are looking for a shoe that will last for a while, go for the Merrel Trail Glove. They are considerably more rugged, and have a more robust shell.
I purchased these sneakers on October 2nd and on December 24th they have torn along a seam exposing my little toe on the left foot. I am not a runner. I use these sneakers to walk. And use them at work at a standing work station. I also use them at the gym. I do nothing that would be considered heavy wear on these shoes.
They are simply poorly constructed and definitely not worth the money.
Buy something else.
My first impression after taking them out of the box, was that the mesh tops were made of paper. I tried them on and although they did fit great around the heal and arch, they had way too much extra room around the toes. So much that my toe nails would scratch the tops as I walked. Wearing socks alleviated this, but these shoes are supposed to be barefoot shoes too.
They felt super cheap, awkward, and fragile. 20 minutes later they were back in the box and on their way back to Amazon.
As a side note, I called my local New Balance store and they don't stock this model and the sale person said they don't plan to. My local REI doesn't carry them either. This could be that they are so new that the local stores haven't gotten them yet, or that they are so cheap, they don't intend to. Just a thought.
These shoes have only been worn in an office building - in the dry on carpeted floors - for walking only - approx 5 - 6000 steps per day. The New Balance part of the construction is as durable as Kleenex. If you purchase these shoes they are " fit for purpose " for wearing in bed - or if you do not plan to move ( ie walk ) at all. Now if Vibram put their upper on these shoes then they would be the fantastic shoe that they should have been.
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