New Balance Men's MX20 Minimus Training Shoe, Red, 9.5 D US
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- Synthetic and Mesh
- Synthetic 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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- Average Customer Review:
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
1. They are small and light. I can easily fit them in my back pack.
2. The EEs fit perfect on my flat feet. As for the size issue that you have seen in other reviews, keep in mind that they are sized for wear without socks. As for me, I have no choice but to wear socks (my feet will get real smelly) so I went up a half size.
3. The thin soles provide no mechanical leverage advantage. What this simply means is that when I am doing certain gym exercises such as calf risers, I actually have to work those calf muscles more to achieve the same lift. Thats a good thing. I can feel all those calf muscles firing away, especially on the bottom stretch.
4. With almost zero toe to heal rise I can feel my lower thigh and VMO muscles firing. This I never experienced before.
1. With the thin soles I feel everthing. While on the elliptical machine, the tread ribs first feel like an irritant and after awhile it starts to hurt. I am getting use to it now. Same is true with the spinning bike.
2. Slippery when wet. Cross trainers are a sacrifice. You can run in them, you can shoot hoops in them but you can do better in sport specific shoes. But for a day at the gym they are perfect.
As for now I highly recommend these shoes. Will the minimalist idea be just a fad? I don't think so. There are web sites out there already dispelling the idea. I feel better already wearing these shoes. If you are looking for something that you plan to wear mostly outdoors I would look into the MT20 trail shoes or the MR10 running shoes.
I want a pair of light running shoes but most running shoes have thicker soles for cushioning and such. But then I ran across these trainers and they look like the ones I've been looking for. Light weight, not much sole padding, perfect. With shoe sizes, I could fit from 8-9 depending on the brand. But my true size is 26cm which is a size 8.5 per amazon size chart (and I did go to a shoe store to ask about my shoe size.. that's after buying these pair already though..uhm, you'll see why I bothered mentioning this..) and I've always known that my feet are wider than normal so I need at least an E or 2E.
I bought the Chinese red color, size 8 2E for these pair and I got them in a fashionable time based on the shipping method I chose (I chose the free shipping.. however long that was.. it took about a week to come to my door steps). I put them on and they feel perfect fit on my feet! They weren't tight because they are nice and wide.. and my toes were perfectly touching the point end of the shoes.. I thought I could settle with it since I still need to break into the shoes and thought they would loosen up a little bit more.. so I just kept the shoes.
Since they are a minimalist shoes I wanted to try them out for a jog and walk first to see how they feel, these are my first minimalist shoes soo. They felt fine at first.. but then after a while they get tighter. I realize that after more research (I'm a noobie about buying running shoes and all soo.. ) Feet gets swollen after activities that involves the use of legs, traveling, such.. so it was recommended that people were to buy at least a half to a full size bigger than their sizes so that their feet have room to swell. Well I didn't know that before and now I know sooo.. The shoes were already worn so I can't return them.. so I decided to just deal with it. I figure I could just use them strictly for dancing, then carry a different pair of shoes to change into after my classes or sessions.
They also feel a lot better if I don't wear socks with them since the extra lining of socks takes space. So what I share with this information is that the sizes I think run perfect.. So if I had gotten an 8.5 then I would be very very very happy about it. 8 works just as fine but then I am forced to wear them without socks, but then again other review says that the shoes are supposed to be wore without socks because the shoes have some lining inside already.. I'm not expert on that but I agree they feel better.
My heels do get sore afterwards but that's just because I'm not used to the minimalist design.. I like it a lot though. I think I'm going to start buying only minimalist shoes from now on!
One of the review complains about the tip of the toe sole coming apart after a week of using them. I had the same problem. Just after the first dance class I noticed that the left shoe sole tip of the shoe from the toe is pulling off a little bit already.. and now (after the second week of using the shoes, about 4 1 hour classes) the right shoe's sole is starting to peel off as well. A lot worse. But I figured because I'm using the shoes for dancing and not for it's intended purpose.. which is I think mainly for indoor gyms, weight lifting, light running and such, the reason why it's not holding up as much as it's supposed to. So I don't know how much I could complain about the durability about it.. but hopefully they can still hold up for more than a few months of use..
But yeah I love dancing in these shoes and I am seriously debating on getting another pair but this time, maybe a pair of size 8.5.