We’ve kept the simplicity of the original Minimus Zero and added a few new innovations to help you reach your runner’s high in comfort.
Overall Product Rating
43% of reviewers recommend this product
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1/11/15 by bigfanofnb | Newport Beach, CA
Yes, I recommend this product.
"I love everything about this shoe, except the heel cup is not high enough to keep the heel from slipping and it requires a bit more insole padding. I use the Speciallized insoles which distribute the foot strike forces across the entire foot and they seem to be zero drop. Too bad. I still run in the 1010's. Hopefully you will address these issues in a future model."
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9/5/14 by Jay | Boston, MA
"This is my second pair of minimalist shoes, both of which were from New Balance. I wore this pair exclusively through 18 weeks of marathon training averaging 40-50 miles per week. Even though the shoe may look delicate, they really stood up to the wear of 6x per week running. The vibram sole just lasts forever! I swear they must make the sole out of wolverine hide. I just came to the site to buy another pair and decided to add my favorable review for this shoe. Make sure you buy the 2E if you have wide feet."
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6/4/14 by Marathonjunkie1989 | New York, NY
"This shoe is terrible. The shoe itself is bulky and feels very wide. Also, I am not a fan of the material, it feels very cheap and can see blisters arising everywhere if you wear them without socks. Unfortunately they no longer make the Minimus Road 00, the NB 1600s or the NB 1400s. I'm gonna have to go back to the Nike Zoom Streak which are light weight and great for racing."
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5/28/14 by ItaiBBB | New York, NY, USA
"I'm not sure why NB changed the structure of this wonderful shoe (the first version). The first version of this shoe was the best shoe I've ever purchased, and I wish I had bought 5 more pairs. The new version is just horrible to run with since the sole of the shoe now feels tougher. Why would NB change this, I don't know, but it ruined the experience of running "barefoot" like. Now I end up looking for the first version online...if I can find it. Last year I ran over 600 miles with the first version. We're in mid year, and I barely ran 180 miles with the new version...simply impossible. BRING BACK THE FIRST VERSION.... PLEASE!!"
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4/29/14 by RayRayGill | Virginia, USA
Yes, I recommend this product.
"I have been running competitively for about 3 years now and I this is by far the greatest minimus shoe I have owned. I have had the zero v2s for about three weeks now and the transfer from the minimus trial to this was very quick and easy. This shoe keeps you on your forefoot and toes and helps you have good running form. Very lightweight and the best barefoot shoe out there. Fits comfy as well. :D"
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