Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
Jeff

That's nice to hear. I have a pair of the originals and the other complaint I had was that the toe box were the rubber strap came across was too tight. Hope they're a little more like vffs this time!

08/02/11 @ 12:24
Comment from: Michael Douglas [Visitor]  
Michael Douglas

This is great news. Looking forward to seeing this shoe on the market. Seen people wear these in trail runs and in off road 5k's. Very exciting!

08/02/11 @ 13:21
Comment from: Bryan [Visitor]
Bryan

Can't wait, already have the Minimus Trail to compliment my Bikilas and KSO.

Love the fact they are going lighter and zero drop!

08/02/11 @ 13:38
Comment from: Fred Spellman [Visitor]
Fred Spellman

Now, if they will make some of them in all black so I can were them at work...

08/02/11 @ 14:29
Comment from: Charlie [Visitor]
Charlie

The Zero Trail sounds pretty awesome. 4.4 oz is lighter than my TrekSports. I can't wait to try those on.

I also found a pretty good picture of the Zero Trail in green and black:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-7HCFO2rLaJI/ThHakDu7EyI/AAAAAAAAEjI/mYiGSvtNdkM/s1600-h/New%252520Balance%252520Minimus%252520Trail%252520MT00%25255B2%25255D.jpg

08/02/11 @ 16:12
Comment from: Fritz [Visitor]
Fritz

A friend of mine in the biz got a wear test version of the zero drop minimus road. I didn't get to look at it for too long, but part of it's outsole was vibram. I don't know if they'll actually go into production with this, but I found it interesting enough to remember.

08/02/11 @ 16:51
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
Mike

Here's a couple of photos of the zero road:

http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/shoes-stuff/shoes/nb-minimus-questions-zero-drop-etc

08/03/11 @ 02:37
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

Interesting. If these come in some other color (Navy Blue) and are wide enough at mid-foot, I'd give them a try. I do not care for red or the black/green someone else eluded to. Their previous offerings being blaze orange or gray/yellow was not an option for me. Glad to see they went to a zero drop.

08/03/11 @ 11:10
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]
Michael

Ah! Give me a Zero version of the Life and I can replace my current Minimus Life shoes as my every day/out and about shoes which replaced my very worn VivoBarefoot Unions.

The Minimus Life is ridiculously comfortable, almost perfect, aside from the 4mm drop. Having worn the Unions for over a year, it was hard to get used to even such a small increase. A light weight, stylish laceless slip on with a zero drop would put me in hysterics!

08/03/11 @ 11:54
Comment from: Finn [Visitor]
Finn

Some more images of both shoes here:
http://blog.adventuremegastore.com.au/2011/07/sneak-peak-at-the-new-balance-r00-and-t00-barefoot-running-shoes/

These look great - and luckily even the forefoot looks wide enough.

08/03/11 @ 15:52
Comment from: john [Visitor]
john

http://www.amazon.com/New-Balance-MX20-Minimus-Training/dp/B004KZP6NC

thats the minimus training they were talking about, they've had promo stuff on it for a while now

08/03/11 @ 17:06
Comment from: admin [Member]  

Ah yes the Minimus Training ... how did I miss that?

They look like a hybrid of the Life and the Road.

08/03/11 @ 17:51
Comment from: Marcus [Visitor]
Marcus

Ah great! This means my local outlet store might actually carry the minimus soon, at a discount. Word.

08/03/11 @ 19:38
Comment from: Jordan [Visitor]
Jordan

@Michael: The life zero will be out the same time as the trail and road zero. It will have a double velcro strap across the top in a sort of zig-zag pattern. The fit is great with a deeper footbead and wider fit. Feels much more natural. The zero feels like paper on too with only being 4 or so oz.

08/04/11 @ 08:59
Comment from: john [Visitor]
john

@justin

yeah, honestly they look like a better road running shoe than the current Minimus Road

08/04/11 @ 09:17
Comment from: ashegam [Visitor]
ashegam

I don't see what's so special about this. Looks like NB's version of a racing flat, only it took them many years to come out with one.

The Somnio Nada is a good example of a shoe that's already on the market and has the same characteristics.

So don't get all the secret marketing hype, nothing new NB.

08/04/11 @ 10:09
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]
Michael

@Jordan: That's great to hear! I have the Minimus Life in both gray and black, both same size and width but for some reason the black pair feel tighter. Still, they're incredible light as is...not much heavier feeling than any of my VFFs.

Definitely stoked for the Zero line now.

08/05/11 @ 10:32
Comment from: Ty Foreman [Visitor]
Ty Foreman

@john, I'd be wary of running in the MX20, my wife and I tried a pair on at a local NB store a month ago. They have the same all foam sole as the Minimus Life. I'm really interested to see what NB does with the 2012 line as the MT20 trail has some nice improvements over the original but not enough to make me buy a pair.

08/06/11 @ 15:09
Comment from: Ted_S [Visitor]
Ted_S

The best news about the NB Zero is that it will be available in an extra wide.

One of the comments in response to the "nb-minimus-zero-9-things-you-should-know" news release on the new balance web site included a response that someone had received from NB customer service:

Response Via Email (Cam B.) 08/05/2011 01:13 PM
Dear Franklin,
Thank you for contacting New Balance Consumer Support!
We currently have no minimus style in a width wider than a 2E. I do, however, see that our zero-drop minimus, the MT00 and MR00, which are coming in the spring of 2012 will be offered in a 4E width.
That shoe will be available at www.ShopNewBalance.com . . ..
Sincerely,
Cam
New Balance Consumer Response Team

08/09/11 @ 10:28
Comment from: Galen [Visitor]
Galen

This looks cool as I got the vff smart wool and my feet absorbed all the sweat and leaked nasty brown sweat for a week and were swollen. Bad blisters too that got puss filled. nothing like that on any other shoe. I went from very pleased to very disappointed, so looking forward to this shoe from a brand I've had good experiences with (-vibram, but that wasn't about the sole)

08/22/11 @ 14:51
Comment from: Seth [Visitor]
Seth

I have a pair of Minimus Roads that I absolutely love. I ramped up my running in them at roughly 1/5 of my runs and now my feet feel much stronger.

I'm never going to go truly barefoot or even use Vibram because of a bunion on my left foot, but adopting a more midfoot/forefoot strike and wearing the NB Minimus Road (and now, also, the Asics Gel Blur33) works really well for me.

08/30/11 @ 14:45
Comment from: Nick Bacon [Visitor]  
Nick Bacon

Nb - great job on the upcoming MT 110 & the Minimus Zero Trail. However, why don't we go ahead & cut to the chase - Take the Minimus Zero Trail and add a flexibile rock plate to it? This would be a perfect shoe especially if you offered a variety of widths! Thanks Nb for being innovative.

10/16/11 @ 14:00