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New Balance 200 Trainer

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Do more with less and stand out from the rest. The Minimus 200 trainer helps you position your feet and body in a more natural stance by using fewer, stronger, more durable materials — and a signature Vibram® outsole to help boost your traction. The result is unparalleled strength and training performance and a sleek look you won’t see on anyone else.

Unisex sizing: These shoes are in men's sizing. We recommend women order 1 1/2 sizes down.

New Balance 200 Trainer

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The Minimus 200 trainer is a unsex style, designed to help both men and women get more out of their training. During tough workouts, this cross-training shoe helps keep you comfortable with an asymmetric, padded collar for a more natural fit. And a burrito tongue, which is fixed on one side, helps prevent distracting bunching during your workout.
  • 0 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 0 mm drop are approximate
  • Asym collar with molded foam allows for a more natural heel fit
  • Burrito tongue
  • Minimal outsole provides traction only in areas needed
  • Synthetic/TPU wrapped upper
  • Unisex sizing: These shoes are in men's sizing. We recommend women order 1 1/2 sizes down
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.
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    Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction.

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    Average Rating

    4.1

    8 Reviews

    75% of reviewers recommend this product

    Size 2 of 5

    Runs Small
    Runs Large

    Fit 3 of 5

    Runs Narrow
    Runs Wide

    Comfort 4 of 5

    Uncomfortable
    Comfortable

    Dec 8, 2016

    very minimalist, just didn't like the stitching

    - Philly, PA

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    "Soles are very thin and minimal. Fabric is light and breathable. The shear material that makes up the majority of the top sneaker is thin, but it gets thick and hard in areas where reinforced stitching is required. I felt like this would eventually lead to either breaking in or causing blisters. I chose to return these and bought the 10v4 Trail. Not as minimal, but extremely comfy! FYI, I use my 10v4 Trails for crossfit style workouts and outdoor/trail running."

    Nov 1, 2016

    Very minimalist

    - Boston

    "I have the minimus 20v4 (I liked) and the 20v5 (which digs into the ankle). This one is a very minimalist version compared to either of the other two above - but I have liked it. I would recommend it - my only hesitation when I first got it is that it looks very much like a bicycle shoe. Overall, very happy with my purchase. I use it for crosstraining and Crossfit workouts."

    Oct 10, 2016

    Best Crossfit shoe

    - Boston, MA

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    "I just received these shoes and can honestly say they're the best I have had in comparison to the Minimus v1, v4 or V5. They're very narrow but comfortable. Great for Dead lifts and Crossfit. The only issue is, do use these shoes for running. They won't work from my experience. Great for Rowing or Spinning (if that's your thing) as they're completely flat. They're very light as well which makes it great for doing Burpees or other lateral movements. I recommend them for non-runners and cross fitters."

    Sep 30, 2016

    Great Shoe

    - Oklahoma

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    "The shoe is not quite as wide as typical men's shoes but not a narrow as a women's and also runs a little small. I had to return for a half size bigger than what I usually need. The soles are thin and flat, but just a little stiff all over (probably will be better once they are a little more broken in). These are the best NB shoes I've seen since the Hi-Rez (my favorite)."

    Sep 28, 2016

    Minimus

    - New York

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    "Runs a little narrow and is a true minimal shoe. It worked well for Deadlift."

    Aug 11, 2016

    best true minimal training shoe I've ever had.

    - Seattle, WA

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    "I've been a barefoot/minimalist advocate since completing my undergraduate research study on the concept. Previously, I've bought the 4mm drop minimus for running. After gradually switching over to minimalist shoes, which takes patience and time, my mechanics have felt a lot better. I haven't been able to go back to other shoes. Since switching over from running to strength and conditioning (weightlifting and HIIT), I've been looking for a shoe gave me as much feedback as the minimus running shoe. I've had my eye on the minimus training shoes, but wasn't feeling any of the colors just yet. The Nike Free line (which is their minimalist line) had all the looks that you'd want in your shoe. I do own them. But to me, it wasn't a true minimalist shoe. Yes, there is minimal drop between the heel and the toe; there is a more spacious toe box; and (decent) flexible sole. But the sole was still cushioned. The best thing about New Balance's Minimus line, ESPECIALLY the 200 trainer, is the Vibram sole. The Vibram Sole one these trainers provide amazing feedback. It is the perfect shoe for me. I grew up and played around a lot barefoot. I am most comfortable and my body works optimally when it is barefoot. It took a long time to find a shoe that felt mechanically right while doing squats, deadlifts, anything. It is extremely light, fits like a glove, and provides the best feedback. It helps me activate what I need to activate in any given movement and exercise. It is a great shoe. Last but not least, the "Black with Toxic" aka mermaid-looking color, is just beautiful and perfect. I was never a bright shoe person. It's pretty, unique, and i get compliments on them all the time. I want to buy another pair because I love them so much. It did take some time getting used to the very little cushion. When doing sprints, i took almost two or three weeks (on top of already being somewhat used to minimal cushioning) to safely adjust my strides and control. You have no idea how much a cushion underneath you acts as shock absorbers that your own two feet are supposed to be able to do. But any minimalist enthusiast knows that. But it's an amazing shoe and wish these will last forever."

    Jun 12, 2016

    awkward heel support, and runs 1/2 to 1 full size small

    - Oakland, CA, USA

    "Got this and the Minimus 20v5, and prefer that. This shoe's support kind of drops out from under you in the heel, which makes it feel unsupported and awkward. And before you say "but it's a MINIMAL shoe, it's not SUPPOSED to have much support," know that I understand that, and my favorite shoes to this day are a much more minimal pair of shoes. The problem here is not that the support is too minimal, it's that it's inconsistent. I'm very happy with the minimus 20v5 though!"

    May 6, 2016

    just what I needed.

    - Albany, NY, USA

    "Wore these a few times at the gym. DEFINITELY what I wanted, which was a barefoot feel that allows for a greater range of motion in all different directions. Wouldn't recommend this for runners with bad knees, since they do not have any support!! I bought a size 6.5 which is equivalent to a women's 8. Plus, it's very sleek in design :)"