We have great news! New Balance’s new line of minimalist footwear, appropriately named the Minimus collection, is now available for purchase! The waiting is now over. If you aren’t familiar here’s the brief run down on the collection.
First off we should clarify the naming convention. While the all the barefoot inspired shoes are part of the Minimus collection the actual product line is called New Balance 10. Don’t know if this is coincidental or not but even New Balance’s model numbers have become more minimal (normally they are 3 digit numbers). So just remember New Balance 10 = Minimus. Currently in the collection there are 3 different offerings: walking version, road running version, and trail running version.
New Balance Minimus Life / Walking Shoe
The NB Minimus Life shoes or NB10 shoes are minimalist shoes designed and optimized for walking. You’ll notice in the model numbers it includes a “W”.
New Balance Minimus Road
The NB Minimus Road shoes are minimalist shoes designed and optimized for road running. You’ll notice in the model numbers it includes a “R”.
New Balance Minimus Trail
The NB Minimus Trail shoes are minimalist shoes designed and optimized for trail running. You’ll notice in the model numbers it includes a “T”.