Earlier this month Running Warehouse posted preview videos of three new trail shoes set to be released for Spring 2013.
First, the Minimus Trail (MT10) gets an update which includes aspects of both the upper and sole. Sounds like they addressed the tendency of the upper to soak up water like a sponge, though I’m surprised to see the forefoot band still present – hopefully they loosened it up a bit.
Next is the NB Outdoor 80. The 80 is part of the Minimus collection and looks to have a much more rugged sole than the other Mimimus trail shoes – looks luggy and might be a good option for winter running.
The NB 1210 is billed as an ultramarathon shoe. It’s not part of the Minimus collection, and has what appears to be a very beefy sole (don’t know the drop data). Makes me wonder if they are going after the Hoka One One market with this one:
Finally, the shoe that excites me the most is the New Balance Minimus Road MR10v2. I was not a big fan of the original MR10 (too firm and stiff), and am happy to see that v2 of this shoe is completely redesigned from the bottom up. This shoe also proves that New Balance really likes hexagons…