Comment from: rhicks [Visitor]
rhicks

They look nice but after having the Terra Plana EVO on my feet for a month now I am finding it hard to believe any other shoe could make me happier.

I was originally thinking about the Minimus back when it was first leaked but now, I'll pass. I'm incredibly happy with my Terra Plana shoes.

09/22/10 @ 11:29
Comment from: adam [Visitor]
adam

I've run in the 100's for my primary trail shoes while using my VFFs for the roads. I'll probably buy the 101's when they come out although I am thinking about getting a pair of Treks for the trails instead.

They're really hyping up the Minimus shoes and I think they look promising but I guess we'll have to wait until March to find out for sure.

09/22/10 @ 11:39
Comment from: James [Visitor]
James

I want some of these now.

09/22/10 @ 12:01
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
Rich

I am excited for these. I think it's clear nb is thinking about the right things even if this shoe isn't perfect in its first iteration (and it might be, who knows). I know a health professional (and runner) who participated in a nb focus group about these a few months ago, so they are really trying to get input from a lot of smart and knowledgable people. I will definitely try these.

09/22/10 @ 12:04
Comment from: Tucker D Goodrich [Visitor]
Tucker D Goodrich

Very cool stuff. I'm happy to hear they've got a license to try new stuff thanks to the popularity of "Born to Run".

I have a pair of modified MT100s, and they're a really nice option for fast trail running or in the winter. I'll be in line to try on the Minimus when it comes out.

09/22/10 @ 12:11
Comment from: David [Visitor]
David

I think this is a good direction for NB to go. I think with the big shoe companies you have to expect incremental changes and the trajectory for the Minimus line is going in a good direction. As far as retaining a barefoot like running style I think these will be no different than the Terra Plana EVO in this regard. I do some of my more technical trail running in NB MT100s for the rock protection and am still able to retain a midfoot landing with the 10mm heel...I agree that a 0 drop is ideal, but a 4mm heel will not be an issue for me.

09/22/10 @ 12:23
Comment from: Luis Manuel Cid [Visitor]
Luis Manuel Cid

Wow, intentionally or not they might end up being the best minimalist shoe for triathlon out there.

09/22/10 @ 13:02
Comment from: John [Visitor]
John

Any info on when this will be released in 2011?

09/22/10 @ 15:02
Comment from: admin [Member]  

I believe it's March 2011 anticipated.

09/22/10 @ 15:08
Comment from: Jason [Visitor]
Jason

For me it comes down to value. I've appreciated NB's attempt at designing great shoes at a lower cost than some of these emerging minimalist shoe companies. We've talked about this in BFT's forum. Once Nike decides to jump in, they'll have an awesome shoe too that costs $75 and everyone will flock to that as well. It's all about value for most people.

09/23/10 @ 01:33
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]
Rhys

I'm ordering a pair of these right when they come out. This is the kind of shoe I have been longing for...let's hope it lives up to the hype

I really like the look of it as well

09/23/10 @ 13:30
Comment from: Chris [Visitor]
Chris

Why do these companies need to point the front of the shoe toe box area up ? My toes don't want to point to the sky. Last I checked my toes want to be on the ground to help balance. That is just a bad design !

Could they make these shoes look any uglier ?

09/24/10 @ 20:22
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]
Rhys

Chris,
When you land on the forefoot, your toes aren't straight, they are (hopefully) dorsiflexing with the rest of your foot.

The ball of your foot is naturally lower than your toes.

It's not like the shoes are made from cement...once you put them on they form to your foot more and allow the natural flexions during gait.

09/27/10 @ 19:12
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
Brian

I wear tested these during the Wasatch 100 race this year...WOW!
I had been looking for a solution to the possibility of banging my toes and ending my race. These shoes were the answer..for me. I will definitely be buying a pair this March.

10/18/10 @ 02:19
Frances aka "Barefoot Fresca"

I agree with Chris about the toes pointing up. When I stand barefoot, my toes don't point up like that. Why? Why do they point the toes up??

Rhys's answer makes a little bit of sense, but doesn't satisfy completely. At least it attempts a thoughtful explanation. But I still feel like it would be extra work in the toes to get around the unnatural position. I guess some of it depends on how flexible and soft it is, which I would see if I try the actual shoe. Still, to have the toes held in that position seems wrong.

11/03/10 @ 09:12