Comment from: JP [Visitor]

I've been wearing these in Buffalo, NY for about three weeks now with icebreaker merino wool running socks (cheap at sierra trading post). Got the MO10s at EMS during the 20%off promo. No problems with water on streets or asphalt trails in light rain (avoiding puddles, of course). Fit just like the MT10s. So relieved that NB came out with a weather-resistant version. For me, these were an awesome alternative to the Merrell Embark Glove (gore-tex) that comes in at $170.

11/17/11 @ 14:47
Comment from: ashegam [Visitor]

I've been looking at minimal shoe options for running in the winter time. I was looking at the merrell sonic gloves but still am not sure how dry those will stay.

The NB passed the dry test so that's a good start, but not my favorite of what's out there.

Anyone here have any recommendations of what minimal shoe to purchase for rain/snow running? It won't be deep snow but perhaps fresh snow, so a couple inches etc...

11/17/11 @ 16:58
Comment from: James Howell [Visitor]
James Howell

Are they 'zero-drop?"

I cannot tell from the photos if the toebox is truly wide. Are they wide enough to be considered "true" minimalist shoes?

11/17/11 @ 23:11
Comment from: Conor [Visitor]

These are not zero-drop. They have a 4mm drop from heel to toe

11/18/11 @ 11:10
Comment from: [Member]


From the review:

"Both have the same "bones" — Vibram sole (plus EVA), 4mm offset from heel to toe (about 14mm to 10mm)"

The first minimus that has no heel to toe differential will be the Zero in 2012.

11/18/11 @ 11:14
Comment from: AZScott [Visitor]

Why oh why did they continue with the strap across the foot? I absolutely love everything about the NB Minimus Trails except that strap that reminds me with every step that it's there.

11/21/11 @ 12:28
Comment from: NewbieB [Visitor]

If the strap bothers you, why not go with the NB 20? Same sole unit with a less constricting upper.

11/21/11 @ 19:12
Comment from: Utahguy [Visitor]

Nice review, any more feedback on how they will handle heat? Me and my wife found some of the all weather ones for cheaper then the regular trails. I am pretty worried about heat though. Would you expect a noticeable difference in 90+ degree weather?

We live in utah so having the waterproof and extra warmth will be welcome, just worried about the hot summers now.

11/27/11 @ 01:17
Comment from: joe j [Visitor]
joe j

i'm looking for a winter shoe for the suburbs of toronto. i was looking at the merrell trail gloves based on your reviews and now i see this and it interests me as well. with it being water-resistant and all the slush we get here, think this would be a better option? i would be doing a mix of mostly roads and some dirt paths.

12/05/11 @ 12:18
Comment from: J [Visitor]

Does it fold up into a nice ball or is it too stiff?

12/06/11 @ 19:23
Comment from: Rustyspoon [Visitor]

The main problem I have with all these minimal shoes is if you have a lot of small rocks you will feel everyone of them, and not in a good way. Plus the NB minimalist has awful traction when its wet. Wet rocks become like ice.

12/13/11 @ 22:56
Comment from: J [Visitor]

Decided to go buy some for myself and answered my own question. Yes the fold up nicely. It's not too stiff. I use it as my regular everyday shoe and love it.

12/18/11 @ 10:17
Comment from: Utahguy [Visitor]

In case anyone else cars. I bought some after trying on the regular minimus trails and these fit noticeably wider. I have narrow feet and the trails fit perfect. The Multi sport ones were sloppy. Ended up selling them and getting the regular trails. So if you the trails fit perfect I would make sure to try these on first. If the trails are too narrow (like many other reviews say) then maybe look into these.

12/19/11 @ 17:50
Comment from: Jtezzer [Visitor]  

Great Website. Newbie right here. Anyone have any trail running tips for starting out Im all ears.

02/03/12 @ 09:56
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]

I've been hiking/trail running with these all winter in Portland, Oregon and they have performed admirably. The only thing I don't like is how the more rigid water-resistant material doesn't really hug your feet the same way the mesh minimus trails do. However, that's just a nitpicky thing. The shoes are still fantastic and keep my feet warm and dry. Would definitely recommend them.

03/12/12 @ 17:58
Comment from: Pete [Visitor]

Can the mO10 be worn for everyday walking in the city? I just purchased a pair , and am worried I made the wrong choice.

03/25/12 @ 11:20
Comment from: J [Visitor]

Pete don't worry I use mine fire every day walking no issues

03/25/12 @ 16:42
Comment from: Antonio [Visitor]

I had eagerly ordered a pair of these Multi-Sports, but ended up exchanging the size 10 for 9.5 and am still feeling like they're too big. The odd thing about this is that when I tried on a size 10 of those orange NB Minimus Trails at a local store, they fit me quite snugly.

And maybe I've just been spoiled by Fivefingers, but I'm also finding the ground feel of these Minimus shoes to be pretty disappointing. I'm having second thoughts about turning to NB for any Minimalist shoes I buy in the future.

04/22/12 @ 18:22
Comment from: Philip [Visitor]

1. Do these shoes leave marks on floors?

2. I just bought them, and have found that they leave black marks on my white socks. Has anyone else gotten black marks on their socks/feet in these?

05/26/12 @ 19:04
Comment from: Heidi [Visitor]

Just got the M020's - similar to these, but with water resistant suede upper, and apparently less consticting band across the foot. I LOVE them. These are the most comfortable "normal looking" minimal shoes I own. I can't even feel the 4mm drop (although psychologically, less would be better).

04/08/13 @ 12:48
Comment from: Jfish [Visitor]

Thanks for the detailed review. My minimus trails were up for replacement and I was going between the current model of minimus trails or the multisport that I found on an outlet for $35 dollars cheaper. So thanks to your review - I'm going to go with the multisport. Your site is still helpful even in 2015!

08/02/15 @ 16:07

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