Minimus 20v5 Trainer

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How do we take a great cross training shoe and make it even better? Start with the features everyone loves: a Vibram® sole, barefoot-inspired performance and the versatility of a traditional trainer. Now throw in a new burrito tongue to keep it all in place and provide a better fit, an upper that features no sew overlays for added durability and welded seams utilizing lightweight and breathable materials and you get the men’s Minimus 20v5 trainer. Push your workouts farther.

This style runs large. We suggest ordering a 1/2 size down.

Minimus 20v5 Trainer

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Perfect for your toughest strength or interval training workouts, the new men's MX20v5 features a burrito tongue and advanced breathability, as well as odor-resistant treatments so you can wear them with or without socks.
  • 4 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Asym collar with molded foam allows for a more natural heel fit
  • Burrito tongue
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • Vibram Outsole

Strength Is In

Superior stability, improved fit and enhanced breathability help elevate your training, so you can elevate your game.

Asym Collar

Helps fill voids between the ankle for a more natural-feeling fit

Burrito Tongue

Provides a better, locked-in fit and helps keep the tongue in place

Vibram Outsole

Provides durability, grip and helps extend the life of the shoe

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Los Angeles, CA
June 24, 2017
So frustrated with these
JLos Angeles, CA
June 24, 2017
I've worn minimus shoes for years... Currently wearing v4s with holes in the soles because I have tried -- twice now, both times unsuccessfully -- to replace them with v5. For my first order, in spite of the websites warning about the shoes running large, I ordered my true size and found my heels coming out of the shoe with each step. The rest of the shoe seemed ok - but overall felt much stiffer than previous versions. The second pair -- half size down read more
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June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017
I have a few models off the 20v and love them. The minimum drop and support is very good. I primary use at the gym doing weight, and cardio training.
Kansas City, MO
May 27, 2017
It'll do the Job!
Sutherlj1Kansas City, MO
May 27, 2017
I'm not wowed by this shoe but not disappointed either. I love the flatness and grounded feel these shoes give you. They're lightweight and not heavy when moving. Now the negative....order a half size smaller. I ordered true to size and the heel of the shoe is loose and doesn't snug the heel itself. Also, I'm not crazy about the shape of the forefoot of the shoe. It has this weird curve to it and not sure how that benefits me. Overall, this shoe is comfortable read more
Atlanta, GA
May 19, 2017
Downgrade from Previous Model
scdawg712Atlanta, GA
May 19, 2017
Huge fan of New Balance and their products, but was not satisfied with their new model of the Minimus. Own a pair of 20v4s I still primarily work out in due to the 20v5 not meeting my needs for working out; for example, my heel slips and is not supported what so ever, the burrito tongue is awkward, and my foot lays awkwardly in the shoe. Definitely recommend buying the previous model if possible, one of the best pair of workout shoes I've ever owned...this new model not so much.
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May 11, 2017
Feel great
May 11, 2017
Favorite sneaker last 10yrs. Enjoy just walking around or work out in basement.
Corona, CA
February 13, 2017
Loving them
Lubarajas21Corona, CA
February 13, 2017
Great shoes! I normally wear a size 10 I got a half size smaller they fit perfect. Great feel during my workouts. I would buy them again!
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Sonoma, CA
February 13, 2017
Uncomfortable tongue
ducktafnutSonoma, CA
February 13, 2017
I was looking for a wide, very lightweight, no rise shoe, and I got it with this purchase; however, the rubber tongue is very uncomfortable. If it was fabric, it might be one of the most confortable shoes I have ever worn.
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Queen Creek, Arizona
February 13, 2017
Minimus 20v5 Trainer
FBBC-BillQueen Creek, Arizona
February 13, 2017
Not very impressed with this shoe. I have a pair of New Balance MX20GL4 thatI have been wearing since Oct '15 and I love them. The 20v5 is difficult to get on and also difficult to get properly snug with the design of the eyelets and no tongue. The front of the shoe also creases from the lacing to the toe, my other pair does not. I wish I would have tried them on at a store before buying on-line. It is a good looking shoe but that's about it.
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Virginia Beach, VA
February 13, 2017
Poor update of what was once a good shoe.
JasonVirginia Beach, VA
February 13, 2017
I've used Minimus' for several years and have never been disappointed, until now. When updating the shoes, you expect a lot of the things to be pretty standard, like size, width, etc. I got these in a size smaller than usual. They felt better than my normal size, but still not quite right. I reluctantly purchased them anyway to appease the pushover NB salesperson. Never have I regretted a shoe purchase more in my life. I thought this would go away with read more
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February 13, 2017
Tongue digs into ankle.
February 13, 2017
Unfortunately the tongue on this shoe is just too stiff and digs into my ankle. The rest of the shoes is just like the MX20V4, which I loved. I ordered these hoping it would be the same asize I love the previous version, unfortunately nobody has them in my size. Hopefully New Balance will adjust the tongue design and make it less rigid for the next model because I love the shoe itself and it's perfect for crossfit. I'm hoping the tongue will break down a bit read more
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