Rated4out of5byVokelsangfromNew Balance MT 10 Minmus Trail Leather SThese are great for lounging around the house or walking through town. I don't think they'd have enough ankle support for strenuous running or hiking. But for my use they are just dandy.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated5out of5byyellowxcfromExcellent Walking/Trail ShoeI was looking for a versatile walking/trail running shoe that has minimalist qualities. Like most minimalist shoes, the leather version of the MT10 has little support. Don't buy this shoe if you have not worn minimalist shoe or do little barefoot running as it will ruin you.
Living in Portland, the shoe has proven to be fairly water resistant as I have yet to have soaked socks from road and muddy trail running. It's an excellent walking shoe and has proven to be very durable as I also use it as a turf-field shoe. It's a pretty great all-rounder.
My only complaint is that it looks a little weird when worn casually, but maybe I'm a little young. Also, compared to its non-leather counterpart, this shoe has a fairly large toebox - I prefer my toes to be snug and tight. The upper is a good fit, as is the heel, however.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated5out of5bypuronombrefrom, Comfortable, ComfortableGreat if you like a very comfortable shoe, trendy and lightweight
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated5out of5bydschrimpfromExcellent minimalist optionI wear this shoe casually, and have not had any issues so far. I have been wearing it for approximately one month. In the cold weather I prefer this material over the material of my merrells that also have a vibram sole or my vibram five fingers. Those shoes are too breathable and my feet get wet too quickly in the moist weather of winter. These new balance mt10's are much more protective walking on the wet ground, and keep my feet warmer in the cold weather. Even though the shoe has a vibram sole, it doesn't feel quite as minimalist as the merrells or five fingers. Still a great flexible sole, just not quite as minimalist feeling. My wife likes the look of these on me as a shoe I can wear out to dinner or business casually as opposed to the very sporty look of the merrells and five fingers. My jeans fall nicely on these, and don't drag in the back like they do on my other minimalist shoes. The laces are also much better than the merrells. They are a little longer and are a slightly different material, so they stay tied consistently, whereas my merrells are constantly coming untied.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated4out of5byMath Is HardfromGreat for WorkI've owned a few pairs of Minumus over the last last couple of years and the size I need has gone down by a half to whole size over the original style of Minimus Trail. They feel like they've gotten longer and narrower. Now that I've figured out what size I now need, I'm very happy with these shoes. They're comfortable and I can wear them at work without it looking like I'm wearing running shoes. I can't speak to the durability of them since I still use my older MT's for my running but so far daily wear at work (I teach so there's plenty of standing and walking) has not been a problem.
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated4out of5bySoccerreffromHigh quality, comfy with 4mm dropWell made minimal footwear: light weight, 4mm drop, no restrictive stitching on forefoot so plenty of room, arch support is function of how tight you lace up, unobtrusive style. Buy half size larger than normal.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated4out of5byWestwardBoundfromGreat Shoe, But Be PickyAll in all I would say this shoe is pretty solid and it's worth a shot to try on. The two previous reviews (especially the rather large one) really hit a lot of very important points to keep in mind when looking at these shoes, so I'm not going to rehash all that.
My personal opinion that applies to these shoes and needs to be prefaced with the fact that prior to this winter (I live in Minnesota), I've been wearing incredibly loose fitting barefoot shoes to maximize natural feel. As a result of this, the width of my feet has increased considerably. While the Minimus does have a more natural, large toe-box, I've found that it is a bit too narrow for my feet. The vibram soles curl up around the edges and give a little tighter feel than I would have preferred. However, this is due to personal foot size. So the main point here is to be picky about your barefoot shoes, buy what fits you, not what's cheapest.
Another point, the main reason I bought these was for winter use, and so far I've been relatively pleased. They're leather so they have kept my feet dry so far. Also since they're leather, I know if they ever start letting water in, I can always waterproof them which is great. I also have pretty cold feet, so smartwools and these shoes have kept my feet decently warm so far.
Date published: 2012-12-19
Rated5out of5byHoofinfromExcellent shoeThese shoes are awesome. I have narrow heels and a wider forefoot so these shoes are perfect for my feet. They are extremely comfortable right out of the box, taking no time at all to get broken in. They seem to be waterproof enough for a rainy day, probably not running/hiking through wet terrain for long periods though. I have been wearing NB Minimus shoes for about a year now and this is my first leather pair. I run, walk, hike, and wear them around town, I wouldn't trade them for anything. I have worn five fingers and Merrell bare foot shoes as well as a couple other brands and these are by far my favorite.
Date published: 2012-10-27
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