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  • Okay, ran one easy 15K (dry cement, mostly)  and can report that they are pretty much the same shoe as the first MR00 in terms of ride, just a different feeling to the upper. Less structure, more room in the toebox but the lacing system kept the sho…
  • Just got them and be warned: sizing is a bit weird. I wear a 9D in MT and MR10s, a 9.5D in 1400s and a 9.5 in the Pure series, mainly for width. Ordered a 9D based on the similar last of the other Minimus shoes and...they are long. Real long. Like a…
  • FYI, everyone, I tweeted Running Warehouse about when they would be available for pre-order and, voila, they responded by listing them for delivery. Ordered a pair overnight (give back that Runblogger coupon money) delivery to play around with this …
  • Yeah, I wear tested them, too. Loved them and would have paid for a pair, though the medial footbed blistering was similar to the original (sizing up may have solved it). Real shame if that's the end of that shoe. Just can't get into the height and …
  • The MR range uses a different midsole blend than the MT that is lighter but also (IMO) more unstable, especially if you are used to the MT10's rigidity. It took me a while to get used to the difference (or maybe it was just wearing them in). I cauti…
  • As documented way back in this thread, I followed the "half size up" thing when I first got them and they fit horribly. Standard sizing with no socks. With socks, even a thin one, the dead feeling is just too much to take. The experience without soc…
  • Cold cycle, Penguin Sport Wash and on their third set of newspaper, not 100% like new but I would say 80%. Should have tried this first as the Ferus was going to by my next purchase, but nice to know they are this easy to clean. 
  • In my bachelor years, I would do the same (even with the freedom from scrutiny to buy enough shoes to rotate 4 pairs + spikes + flats). But with marriage comes the disgust of smelly shoes. The car ride my wife gave me to the train station for a race…
  • Pretty much. I was concerned about the exposed foam on the sole, but it was fine. Only other slight issue was the attached sockliner coming unglued and bunched under the pad of my big toe. 
  • Came all the way around on these and now waiting on my second pair to arrive (a certain UK site has them at a great price right now). What killed the first pair was not wear or any sort of defect, but after ~270 miles in 3 months, the last 250 of wh…
  • To add to what Pete has said and also speak directly to the Minimus line, the MR10v2 does not handle water well in my experience. I was on the fence with them until I started going sockless (I use socks with some shows due to a tendency to blister …
  • Purely as a race-day shoe, maybe give the Inov-8 Bare-X Lite 150 a try? Low stack, zero-drop, leightweight and soft. Won't get a ton of miles out of them, but you can find them cheap-ish all over the net. Maybe also give the NB MR00 a shot? 
  • Revising up my initial opinion of this shoe on the basis of how different it feels sockless, which I normally do not do. The upper is far more comfortable and the fit is perfect. Still not especially quick (but that is what flats are for, right?) an…
  • Stefan, have her watch this: http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/06/why-put-your-kid-at-movement-disadvantage.html Don't have to get vivos; $35 vans or cons are just as well. 
  • A few runs in, the fit is fine now. Only real complaint is that they need just a hint more stiffness. Found it very difficult to hammer out at a few tempo miles at the end of a 8 miler, and my arches were screaming. I hope the MT10s maintained their…
  • ShoeFitr suggested MR10v2 9.5s for size 9s in the PureGrit1, MT10 and MT00 (all normal width); it suggested 10s for size 9 Kinvara3 and PureDrift. Instead, like every other shoe, 9 works best. ShoeFitr gave me similar consternation in the past, and …
  • Swapped them at a local NB store for more normal size, feels much better. Will be able to do 5 miles or so tonight to see how they feel. Be skeptical of Shoefitr, folks. 
  • The Publix/Georgia half on St Pats. I know, last second for shoe choice...
  • Other than the metatarsal band (which didn't bother me as much as others), the platform for the toebox in the MT10 has always been comfortable, if not as massively wide as more cushioned shoes. These seem noticeably narrower than the MT10 through th…
  • I think I'm sending them back, having some fit issues. Ordered up a half size and they still feel too narrow while also too long, and this coming from an MT10 fanatic. Also, purely from walking around the house in them, get the impression that they …