Comment from: Charlie [Visitor]
Charlie

The orange ones look SO AWESOME!

08/27/10 @ 17:57
Comment from: Rolando [Visitor]
Rolando

Would love to see the inside. Is there some layer of foam there? I find it a funny thing that main stream shoe sales are finally coming around though. Hopefully in the near future people wont scoff so much at those of us trying to encourage others to do whats best for their feet and body.

08/27/10 @ 19:10
Comment from: CanuckJF [Visitor]
CanuckJF

the road and trail Minimus are on the same last so same toebox. Also there's no insert in both models so the ground feel is great. The "good form running" guy is Grant Robison (2004 olympics medalist 1500m) from GFR.
http://www.goodformrunning.com/

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

The Orange looks nice, but I've also seen a black and yellow(or green, i don't remember exactly) trail version that was a little more "low key" but still nice looking.

08/28/10 @ 08:46
Comment from: Jeff Fuller [Visitor]
Jeff Fuller

The running technique looks like Evolution Running.

08/28/10 @ 10:10
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
Rich

The trail shoes looks better than it seemed from the close up/partial shots. Still would like something a little bit less loud though. The road shoe looks Ok. Kinda boring. NB has never been the best looking brand, but they do make a good shoe.

As for Grant Robison, he won bronze at the 2003 pan am games, not the olympics. He went in 04 but did not medal. Is that really him? If so, that's by far the fastest person I've yet seen wearing truly minimal shoes.

08/28/10 @ 17:40
Comment from: Phocion Timon [Visitor]
Phocion Timon

I was informed (by New Balance's Facebook people?) the heel drop is 4mm.

08/28/10 @ 17:50
Comment from: James [Visitor]
James

So aren't they admitting all their other shoes force you to run with poor form?

08/28/10 @ 17:59
Comment from: CanuckJF [Visitor]
CanuckJF

@Rich. It is Grant, I met him last week at a Good Form Running clinic and yes, he's fast!

08/28/10 @ 19:50
Comment from: Toby [Visitor]
Toby

Holy crap, is this quite possibly the most badass minimal shoe ever created?

08/29/10 @ 02:16
Comment from: FishBone [Visitor]
FishBone

I'm excited for both models, but i am more intrigued by the trail minimus. I wonder if anton would race in them? I really like where New Balance is going and the way they are approaching our movement towards low profile (or no profile) shoes. They got a great rep in krupicka.

08/29/10 @ 08:57
Comment from: CanuckJF [Visitor]
CanuckJF

I think I remember Anton saying he was going to use the trail Minimus for training and the new MT101 for racing. (that's what he was wearing at Leadville)

08/29/10 @ 14:47
Comment from: Sean @ Learn Fitness [Visitor]
Sean @ Learn Fitness

I think they both look great and will be giving them a shot. I'm looking for something between the VFF and normal running shoes and maybe this will be it. I've been a huge NB guy for a while as they're the only ones, in the mainstream, who seem to understand show width.

08/30/10 @ 10:24
Comment from: JOJOBeans [Visitor]  
JOJOBeans

Wowzers, the orange ones do look awesome, and i think theyll turn heads just like the five's

08/30/10 @ 12:09
Comment from: AdamC [Visitor]
AdamC

Justin,

The last video is Glenn Robinson... The guy who taught the Good Form Running class I participated in. These are the exact pair of shoes he was wearing when I made a comment that NB had something up their sleeves! Glad to see him in the video and more importantly the shoe. I loved it when I saw it in person! Can't wait for spring!

08/30/10 @ 13:52
Comment from: Davek [Visitor]
Davek

What is "good form" running?

It looks like a carbon copy of chi running.

08/30/10 @ 13:58
Comment from: Jeremy [Visitor]
Jeremy

Cool to see all of the Boulder Mountain Parks trails featured in the video.

08/30/10 @ 14:16
Comment from: AdamC [Visitor]
AdamC

It pretty much is Chi running just taught a different way. I was lucky enough to participate in it they do have a website. Goodformrunning.com It is certainly a better site then when they first started it. Robinson was a great teacher and this was the first time that I was ever filmed running and we critiqued ourselves at the end of the class. Our local running store in Pittsburgh has a good form running class every thursday night. Only 10-15 participants at a time... that way they are able to dedicate some time to each individual. I know good form running has been working to have more local stores participate in what they are teaching. The one thing I liked about the class was the fact that they were not trying to convince those participating to wear five fingers or some sort of minimalist shoe...but to teach all kinds of runners how to run properly and to how to prevent injury. Give it a shot!

Back to the running shoe... the instructor is Former Olympian Glenn Robinson. He is also one of the members of Good Form Running! Awesome guy!

The shoe itself is pretty awesome as well. Like I said before I was lucky to see this and fell in love with the room it provided. The foot appears to be free and when you wiggle your toes you can see all of your toes wiggling. The upper is a very light almost spongy material. The toe box is very roomy. From what I remember the sole itself was very thin... The pattern on the bottom is similar to the trail version... a waffle board honeycomb look. The picture is very misleading as the model I saw was very minimal. Looking forward to getting a pair of these. Already on the list at my local store for a pair as soon as they come out :D

08/30/10 @ 14:41
Comment from: adamc [Visitor]
adamc

I meant Grant... sorry mistype

08/30/10 @ 15:57
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]
Rhys

Holy crap I just ordered a pair of Bikilas because my KSOs are wearing out, and I need a new color...

But I am starting to think I might return them and wait for these to come out. They look BADASS!

08/31/10 @ 00:28
Comment from: Risrob30 [Visitor]  
Risrob30

Where and when can we get the trail shoe? I gotta have a pair! I gave up wearing my VFF's on the trail because I bust up my toes everytime. I think these will nicely take the place of the VFF's on the trial, but I'll still wear the VFF's on the road.

08/31/10 @ 11:26
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]
Rhys

It's a shame that they announce the shoe so early before its actual release date. I WANT IT NOW

09/01/10 @ 00:28
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
Mike

I have heard from a salesman at the NB store here in Tampa that the Minimus will be released January 2011. How available it will be when it does arrive is the real question.

09/02/10 @ 10:23
Comment from: Jason [Visitor]  
Jason

Wow, I just went in to Shoe Studio in Augusta Ga, and asked the owner if/when they were getting these. He says "oh, you wanna see 'em?" Just so happened the NB Rep was in setting up the display rack (in the back, very secretive) I got a chance to put my hands on them and put my name down for a call come spring. CANT WAIT for these!!

09/02/10 @ 22:40
Comment from: colluvial [Visitor]  
colluvial

Glad to see there are more choices now. I've been getting by for years with Puma H Streets, and recently with Mizuno Wave Universe. Both have their problems. With increased competition among manufacturers, we'll hopefully be seeing some superior products. Especially concentration on toughness and flexibility rather than softness or plushness that appeals to the hand more than the foot.

09/04/10 @ 12:39
Comment from: bmcdoogle [Visitor]
bmcdoogle

CAN'T SEE THE MINIMUS ROAD VIDEO! HELP!

09/19/10 @ 07:33
Comment from: Fitz [Visitor]  
Fitz

I can't see the video either - it's telling me it's a private video. I also can't search for it on YouTube. It might have been taken down. Any update?

09/19/10 @ 18:01
Comment from: Josh C. [Visitor]
Josh C.

Anton Krupicka has the life I wish I could have... Simplified everything.

You go, dude!

12/29/10 @ 10:59
Comment from: meghann [Visitor]
meghann

i have a huge crush on anton :) but anyways i'm really excited to try the road ones, i bought the KSOs for cross country but my coach is stupid and thinks they're bad for me. hopefully the new balance ones have just as good of a ground feel and my coach will let me wear them! :)

08/17/11 @ 16:18
Comment from: Frank Kuyt [Visitor]  
Frank Kuyt

Anton Has give me a boost to run on minimus shoes. The way I run now is more natural and is good for other muscles

04/27/14 @ 15:31