New Balance Women's WT20BG2 Minimus Trail Running Shoe,Blue,5 D US
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- Synthetic and fabric
- Vibram sole
- Lace-up trail runner featuring breathable mesh upper with logoed sides and easy-on tab at counter
- Odor-resistant lining
- Deconstructed ACTEVA midsole
- Durable Vibram outsole
- Heel-to-toe drop: 4 mm
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- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- ASIN: B0071HUUGY
- Item model number: WT20v2 Minimus Trail-W
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 11, 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
First I tried model WT20v1 (first version). I wanted to love this shoe but it ran very small in comparison to the WT20v2 model. The width and toe box are the same dimensions in both models but the length is very different. I normally wear a size 8.5 or 9 in running shoes and ordered both sizes. Couldn't even get the 8.5 on. The 9 fit but was very snug and I could have used a 9.5 (and I've never gone that large in shoes before). I also ordered both sizes in the WT20v2 and what a difference! There is roughly 3/4 inch difference in length between a size 9 in each model, with the WT20v2 being longer.. .it was actually too big for me. The size difference between the 9 in WT20v1 and a size 8.5 in the WT20v2 was around 1/4 inch, with the smaller size WT20v2 STILL being larger than the size 9 of the former shoe! I also felt like I had more "wiggle" room in the WT20v2, even though it was a half size smaller than the other model. I am better able to splay out my toes more for a more natural bare-foot style run.
Both shoes felt basically the same, but I like the sole and traction better on the WT20v2. . it also seemed to have a bit more support. So if you like the original WT20v1, then I would suggest ordering up at least a whole size (especially if you have long toes like me. My foot is not wide, at all!) The WT20v2 is more true to size and you can order your normal shoe size and it should work out very well. I ended up going with a size 8.5 in the WT20v2 and couldn't be happier. Oh, I also got the pink shoe and the color is not quite as vibrant as what I see on the computer monitor. It is more of a raspberry pink and very pretty. I absolutely love the Minimus once you work around the funky sizing! Just my two cents.
They arrived, and I tore open the box and put them on to find that they were probably 2 sizes too big! How can this happen, they are exactly the same size. They had to be returned at some expense to then get the women's version in a much smaller size. These felt a bit big too... Starting to get frustrated. Kept them, though need to wear thicker socks than normal.
It's like the very thin fabric used to make the Minimus 20 means that you need 1.5 to 2 sizes smaller than you would normally buy. There's no bulk at all to pad out the shoe, like in a regular running shoe. So they are a bit of a strange fit for a first timer.
Aside from that, they are super light, a little hot, have a very sticky sole that wears quickly (so I try to keep mine for trails only and not the road). They look good and feel good and I like them. There is plenty of competition out there in this market, and it'll probably pay to shop around for the best fit before committing to a particular brand.
The second review...
This is an addition to my first review which was written before the shoes weren't used extensively. Have the shoes been used extensively now... no. Not the shoes fault, but more mine. My sheer enthusiasm to get out and run trails with this new style of shoe, lead to an injury, and there hasn't been much running since. Needed to ease into barefoot running.
The reason for the second review is that with only 6 times being used, the shoes developed holes on one side. Where the right little toe rubbed on the fabric and just below that where the shoe bends. I was surprised and disappointed that this happened to a relatively brand new pair of shoes. What poor quality! Based on this, I really couldn't recommend these shoes. I think there are cheaper barefoot running shoes out there that would have to be more sturdy.
My only complaint is the inside of my right shoe, on the bottom, in the toe area, I can feel the seam. I was going to return it because maybe this is a defect but I had already run 4 miles in them and they were muddy so I decided not to return them and just taped the inside of my shoe. No one will ever know and I don't feel the seam anymore. Looks good too :) I am happy.
To get an idea what I like. My previous running shoe was the New Balance WT560 - love it!!! I still use this shoe for pavement running because it has more "cusion". I did NOT like the original WT20 at all. It was too short. I am glad I heard about them making this v2, which is longer. I am size 10 in running shoes. 9.5 in regular shoes.
Hope this helps! It's hard to buy shoes online.
However, even though one pair was the right size, I am still returning both pairs because the construction feels flimsy compared to the minimus zero. the mesh felt really thin and can break easily. the front tip seems like a thin layer of cloth glued on to the front. The value doesn't seem that great compared to the price. I like new balance minimus line but I don't think I'll go with this pair this time.