New Balance MT110 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's Specs
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New Balance MT110 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's
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New Balance MT110 Trail-Running Shoes - Men'sis rated5.0out of5by1.
Rated5out of5bygoovaerl92fromtrail shoe extraordinaireI purchased the mt110 last spring for a trail running class I was taking in college. I have been an avid runner four about six years now and from day one I have run on the same style of traditional running shoes. But when I bought the trail shoes I was immediately converted. I absolutely love the amount of terrain feel and control that you get in these things. They aren't as minimalist as some of New Balance's shoes but they are great for someone who wants to go the minimalist route but doesn't quite want to give up all their cushioning.
I used these shoes pretty heavily on the trails around where I go to college...averaging about 20 miles per week for 10 weeks. After that I started running with these shoes on the road and although they are advertised as a trail shoe, they do very well on pavement. I really like the added traction that the outsole gives you. It just seems to make you feel like you are more planted to the road, especially when it's wet.
More about the shoe itself: the arch support is excellent, and the fit/shape of the shoe compliments my feet very well. They essentially embody the phrase "fits like a glove." Like I mentioned above, the traction on the road and trails is unparalleled. Good breath-ability as well. On a side note, these shoes clean up very well too. Just hose 'em off and set them out to dry and you are good to go!
Another side note: I recently hiked South Sister in these shoes. while I wanted something with a little more coverage to keep the rocks and dust out of socks, they handled surprisingly well. The softer blue part on the outsole took a little beating but other than that the shoes took it like a champ.
Minor cons: the rubber mesh at the top of the toe box is slightly ripped on both sides from encounters with sticks. This is simply a cosmetic issue and has nothing to do with the performance of the shoe itself. Another issue is that the blue part of the outsole wears pretty quickly. It is designed to give extra cushioning and such but it really just get eaten up by whatever terrain you happen to be running on.
This is by far the best shoe I have ever owned and I would buy them again! NB hit it out of the park with this one
Date published: 2012-10-07
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New Balance MT110 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's Customer Reviews