Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick11 Great Shoes
I have been having some foot pain and after some research and discussion with knowledgeable friends, learned that normal shoes today are not helping our feet. I came to understand that these minimalist shoes actually help your foot work more like God designed it to work; thus strengthening the arch, ankles, and a multitude of small muscles in the lower leg. I am in pretty good shape and have been a regular runner and crossfitter, but these shoes still make my dogs bark. I ran about a mile in them a few days ago and my feet started to hurt in the arch and lower legs sore the next day... but it was good sore- working muscles that had been on easy street with the standard big cushy shoes of today. I would recommend these shoes to anyone, but be ware... they take some getting used to (or better yet: your body needs some strengthening to don these in the next race or leisure jog).
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toughmudder Newbalance
Surprised how light the shoes were. I would recommend them to any looking for nice pair of running shoes. Delivery was okay took long than I had anticipated. Over all awesome running shoe
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BSharp Great Shoes
These are great versitile shoes. These are tough as nails and great to wear road or trail running. I've even worn them kayaking in a pinch.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by new to trail running take some getting used to
Comfortable, lightweight, nice aesthetics.... Just be sure to follow the advice on the box and only use them 10% of your weekly run time and slowly work up from there to avoid excess strain on your feet/calves/tendons etc.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abe Great buy.
Well worth the $40, a little stiff at the begining, but once broken in, work great.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by brady77 Good for Swiss Ball exercises
I bought these shoes for the Vibram sole pattern. Doing Swiss Ball abdominal crunches, my feet would always slide on the carpet. These shoes eliminated that problem and with that I am very happy. You must wear socks with these shoes since they have no padding inside the shoe. I have no idea how they would perform as a running shoe, but because of the lack of padding I would assume you would need well padded socks. Would recommend as an indoor exercise shoe.
January 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by viking4571 very uncomfortable. Awkward
I have had my eye on these shoes, thinking they would be something cutting edge, and comfortable. When they came down in price, I ordered a pair. I was horrified about how uncomfortable they were. I honestly don't understand the appeal, or the engineering of these shoes. I returned them and ordered a pair of Brooks.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by trailsdontfail Minimus are Maximus
I currently own three separate minimus 20 style shoes, 2 daily's, and one beater. The beater I can honestly say I've owned for over 2 years. Worn nearly every day for a year, definitely the most worn shoe in my arsenal. Only after well over a year, the midsole began separating slightly on the left near pinky. I am not an avid runner, but these get tons of use. My feet have never felt more cool and aerated and not constrained in the toe box at all. The sole wear has been surprising. I have not even worn a hole in the oldest pair yet, or even worn down the traction pods on the heel area yet. Casual, comfort, or running, best shoes ever.
December 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by trail runner Does not last! 2 pairs same results.
he UPPER MARTERIAL is cheap. It starts tearing from near the area of the toes.
I was looking like a homeless man in the gym after 2-3 months. The NB should recall them or fix them.
December 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Red Gr8 shoe, won't last!
I've had two pair of these minimus shoes, this is now my third pair. I like the shoe, it comfortable and does what I need it to for the gym but they don't last. Both pairs the sole separated and the sides split on the pinky toe area. Expect 6 -8 months wear. I spend an hour in them 2-3 times a week at the gym.
November 29, 2013