Comment from: Michael [Visitor]

Should be noted that the Minimus Zero Life/Wellness models are also available. Ordered my pair this morning along with some reduced price original Wellness/Life for beating around in.

03/01/12 @ 12:56
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]

Very nice. I can see liking these a lot. However, the colors are unnecessarily loud for my tastes, and, more importantly, Merrell beat them to market with the road glove, which I love, so think I'll probably pass for the time being. But I definitely like what NB has done here.

03/01/12 @ 13:40
Comment from: Pawl [Visitor]


Does anyone know of any shops in the UK that sell these in-store? I would like to work out what size I'd take.

I'm after the Zero trail, I'm a M42 in FiveFingers KSOs / Treksports, M43 in my Inov-8 Roclite 288 GTXs, M44 in my Walsh PB Elites.

Any help would be great :).

03/01/12 @ 14:31
Comment from: Dub [Visitor]

I have to say I am bummed with the new Wellness/Life model. I think it's mainly that giant strap that ruins it for me. They do look comfy though. Wish I could get last year's look with the zero drop. Too bad. Guess I'll just keep rocking last year's.

03/01/12 @ 14:59
Comment from: Ludo [Visitor]

Looks like not all the colors are available in wide width :-(

03/01/12 @ 15:07
Comment from: John [Visitor]

I have to agree with the Dub - I'm not sure I like the way they look. The others are cool but only the Life comes in size 15. I don't get the point of stopping the other models at 14. In your first look you say that the Zeros have a wider toebox. I'm not seeing it comparing the pictures on their site, but hopefully that is correct because I couldn't keep last year's Life model because it narrowed too quickly on my third toe.

03/01/12 @ 16:21
Comment from: Stefanie [Visitor]

OMG! I love them all! Need a pair for me and the BF asap!

03/01/12 @ 21:06
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]

Any chance of a review of the new Minimus Life?

I'd like to make an informed decision on the new model versus last year's model.

03/02/12 @ 12:49
Comment from: Aaron R. [Visitor]
Aaron R.

These look great, but I'm stuck with the same old problem regarding minimalist shoes: why do they cost so much? I'd love to have a pair, but I can't justify paying over $100. For me, the make or break price point for minimalist shoes is $75.

03/02/12 @ 16:56
Comment from: Utahguy [Visitor]

I have really narrow feet (like too narrow for Trail gloves even) and I got a pair of these today and HATED them. the sole is too narrow and my feet would overflow over them. It felt like I was standing on two thin metal ribs. My feet were hurting after 10 minutes of just walking in them. I returned them 2 hours after buying them. The rest of the shoe felt a little big since my feet are narrow too.

Really sucked since I had been waiting months to get them. Oh well.

On a side note, the NB 730's are pretty rad. I got them when I exchanged the Zero's and they feel like an ever so slightly more padded version of it. The liner actually feels nicer and the foot bed is wider. It also has a roomier toe box for toe splay. I wish they were a little more soft but I bet they will break in nicely.

03/03/12 @ 01:02
Comment from: [Member]


Will review the new Minimus Life asap. Initially I'm still liking last years model better even with the 4mm drop. They are lighter and I think I like the old aesthetic.

03/03/12 @ 20:06
Comment from: Kevin [Visitor]

Those new Minimus Life are indeed disappointing. The strap is odd. I'd just buy the original Lifes but they don't come in wide :(

03/04/12 @ 19:01
Comment from: A C C [Visitor]

I just noticed that you labeled the colorways wrong a bit. The light blue one for the trail is women's but you wrote "First three colorways are men's; furthest right colorway is women's".

03/05/12 @ 19:37
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]


Thanks for the impressions! This is a great site.

03/09/12 @ 19:45
Comment from: Chaz [Visitor]

I purchased the prior incarnation of the Minimus trail. I like it except for one big issue, a very aggressive arch support built in. Does the new 00 have this arch support or is it flat inside?

03/15/12 @ 13:07
Comment from: Waseem [Visitor]

I am wearing size M48 vibram kso what size should i take from the new balance minimus-trail-zero ???

05/07/12 @ 04:34
Comment from: cese013 [Visitor]  

they are awsome... i feel like running in heaven :)

07/19/12 @ 21:56

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