Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by akincer Abysmal Quality
Short Short Version:
DO NOT buy these shoes. The quality is complete garbage. Don't say you weren't warned. Read on for the full story.
Pair #1 suffered a malfunction in the first two weeks. The bottom of the "knobs" of the sole started coming loose and catching on carpet. Honestly it was nearly a trip hazard. Returned them and got a new pair. Figured I just got unlucky and got a bad pair.
Pair #2 began suffering the same problem a month or so after getting them. I just accepted it and moved on since I didn't think I could return them anymore and frankly didn't have the time. But it didn't end there. They are also now tearing along the toe on the right shoe in the "netting".
These shoes got at best medium use with almost no running and mostly walking. My wife has a pair of women's Minimus suffering the same identical problem. Worst. Shoes. Ever.
Seriously, how did these even pass QA? New Balance should be ashamed and so should Dick's for continuing to sell them. Last pair of New Balance shoes we buy in our household.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nonrunner 520 comfort-able..!
extrmly lightweight shoe!.. Runs large but keeps toes and front of foot free. Took 2 days to get used to but feel like a pair of socks now. Not a lot of stability..but I wasnt expecting that. Makes you very aware of where your feet are being placed! Well made..great value esp. With the added discount I received from the clerk... Dick's staff was exceedingly helpful!.. Thanks guys..ill be back for another pair soon.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rgvJoe Saved my shins and feet
I love this shoe. As a new runner, I couldn't get through a few miles without aching shins, calves, and the arch of my foot burning. I started trail running and the shoes I had we're just killing my foot. I decided to try a Tough Mudder, when my niece told me the shoes I had were horrendous and took me shopping. I couldn't believe how much lighter and 'hardly-there' these shoes felt. I was skeptical, but the first day running with them I felt like a new man. No pains of any kind (other than the out of shape ones) and afterward, the post burn was non-existent. They survived the Mudder as well and washed clean.
The only reason I dropped a star, was I noticed some peeling at the rubber in front, which I fixed with some Sugru. Other than that, I'm waiting for them to drop in price to grab another pair.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by neilhill6 well.. nike frees not so free
had my nike free runs for about 2 weeks. tops ripped. the guys at dicks were nice enough to exchange them for these.. much nicer feel to them. love them!!!
June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jay New Balance Minimus
Shoes run bigger than advertised but very comfortable
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbkeebler2005 Great Shoe
Nice, comfortable fit during running and work out routines.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jpdthree Nice light trail shoe
Frankly I've only run in these shoes twice so far, and one of them was on a road. I got them because I was going on vacation and forgot my Nike Frees at home. I have always liked NBs, but this is my first experience with a minimalist shoe. I have average feet and good arches, and these provided plenty of support and they fit according to normal measurements.
I would recommend these to a friend based on what I've seen so far and what I know of New Balance shoes.
May 14, 2013