Mud, rocks and debris are no match for the durable Vibram® outsole, now with even more aggressive lugs and improved toe protection
Low-to-the-ground construction helps you run the way nature intended while the Acteva midsole keeps your foot well-cushioned
Designed to be worn with or without socks, its glove-like fit is comfortable either way
TPU overlays on the upper help provide flexible support that moves with your feet
*Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.
Overall Product Rating
56% of reviewers recommend this product
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11/26/15 by quiksilverny3 | London, England
"I've been running with the Trail Minimus now for almost 6 years. I run ultramarathons so log plenty of weekly mileage. V2 was an improvement on V1, and is what I consider the best running shoe ever made. I have been running in the V3 for a few weeks and it's very stiff. I do like the new sole as it feels more durable and is better for grip on trails than previous versions. That is the only part I like about this shoe. It seems like they raised the opening in the shoe and it now pushes against the bone below my ankle when I run, very uncomfortable. I can't stress enough how highly dissapointed I am in New Balance and I thought I had found my shoe for life. Now I may have to go shopping around again."
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11/25/15 by DareToBeSlow | Rochester, NY
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Just like Mountain Bum, I also had to use a pair of scissors to cut away the heel portion of the shoe to stop it from cutting into my foot. First run in them, I came back a bloody mess. But- cutting the heel portion away worked great. The shoe is super comfy and super light. The shoe has held up fine, nothing is coming apart in 300+ miles. Sole is wearing down pretty fast. Plenty of debris/sharp object protection. Branch-strewn dirt forest trails are no problem. Good on pavement too. Tread is not as grippy as it looks, I am careful in them if its wet/rainy. I completely soaked them, no ill effects. A good mudder shoe (that you won't need to throw away afterwards). I don't wear socks with these, yet I get no blisters or pinch points. New Balance: leave the design alone, but on the next revision please fix the heel problem and increase the grippiness and durability of the tread. Go minimal, you'll love it."
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11/17/15 by cmartin | Syracuse, NY
"The V3 has been a disappointment. The shoe has a much narrower toe box and quite a bit stiffer then the V2, making blisters and cramped toes a regular occurrence on runs. I've been running in the V2 for years and love the shoe. Please bring the old model back - the new version is just plain bad."
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10/12/15 by DanaMatthew | Austin, TX
"I've had multiple pair in the Minimus line and love them. I read a review of the new MT10 V3 which started the little circle things in the tread come off. I thought it was a one off mistake. I've had mine for 2 days and the adhesive holding the on tread is disintegrating. I love NB Minimus and this is very disappointing. I'm beginning to super glue the tread back on as it separates. I'll give NB a pass on this production error but can't score this review high. I will remain a customer and hope NB finds a proper adhesive. I don't see how his got through product testing."
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10/4/15 by Moutain Bum | Oregon
"Although I am loyal to the Minimus line for first for proving I need not suffer plantar fasciitis, and second, over time, for surprising me with I also need not suffer twisted ankles, I bought my first and last pair of the 10v3. The heel design neither contains a notch at the rear of the heel nor is made of a padded surface that rolls away from the foot. The hard, high heel edge cuts into my feet. The problem was fixed with a pair of scissors, the blood in the shoe showing precisely where to cut. Next Minimus model please. P.S. I loved the 10v2."
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