New Balance Minimus 40
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  • Comfortable design
  • Superior comfort, traction and stability during every type of gym activity
  • Lightweight but supportive
  • Great all-purpose cross-training shoe
  • Low profile, good ground feel

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Horrible Overall Design; Weird Shoe Shape
I am a shoe buyer; have 30-40 pair. That said, these were THE worst shoes I've ever worn. The way the Achilles-support is fashioned actually causes your foot to come out of the shoe as you walk. Combined with a very narrow mid-foot area and elongated toe-box, the shoes felt Elven. I wore them to the...
1/5
Brian
3 years ago
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A little long, but otherwise a great shoe for Crossfit-style workouts
I've had 2 other older-generation Minimus trainers that fit just right at 8.5 2E. These were a little long, but still comfortable and light. UPDATE: After a month, these are still comfortable, light, and the Vibram outsoles are very grippy. The flat-braid shoe laces are a great improvement over the ...
5/5
slam_078
3 years ago
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LOVE THIS SHOE!
I wear a size 9.5 wide in womens NB but they stopped making this shoe, have NO idea why but I found this in men's and got a size 8 and it works great. This is my 5th pair of Minimus 40 V1 Cross Trainer (1st mens) and now they are impossible to find. I love that they are minimus and don't have a ton ...
5/5
Kimberly
1 year ago
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Good for Squating, Deadlifting and all around good Gym sneaker
Nice step up from my older NB 20 V6. Very good lateral stability while driving the weight out of the Squat/Deadlift hole. This shoe run's a half a size longer then my NB 20 V6 or my NB Vongo 2. I literally measured them "Sole to Sole" by "rolling the heal" like any good shoe merchant would. Good thi...
5/5
DA
3 years ago
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Comfortable, flat, but a little imbalanced.
Pros: Low profile, good ground feel, stable feel, will use at gym. These shoes improved my form in the squat, deadlift, and lunge. They're stable enough that there's no problem with the box step. They do slip off the heel a little at first, but that stops if you lace it up tight and wear it a while....
4/5
Greg n TX
4 years ago
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Super Light, Super Comfirtable
***Updated*** Out of the box - holy, schmoly, these may be the most comfy gym shoes I’ve ever owned. They’re super light, and thank you New Balance for having actual rubber soles, so they actually will last a decent amount of time. I’ll follow up later, after I’ve worn them for a while, but as of ri...
5/5
Jordan
3 years ago
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Great Quality, Narrow Toebox
Great overall in quality, and looks. However, the toebox is very narrow. Almost like a western R toe. They are a tad longer than the last NB Minimus, but due to the toe, get your normal size. I have pretty narrow feet for refrence.
4/5
DJ Segura
3 years ago
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Great shoes but borderline dangerously slippery
Worn them a couple times and they are very comfortable. One thing I immediately noticed walking on some kinds of tile or on a wet surface is these things are really slippery. A couple other reviews I read said the same thing... 3 stars for now unless the slippery thing becomes more of a problem late...
3/5
jg
4 years ago
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Wide is not wide!
I always end up buying NB because they come in wide. So I was excited to get a decent pair of shoes for CrossFit style workouts. I ordered 10 wide and tried them on. Ugh!!!! Not only do they not fit but they are narrow if anything. I could just barely force my foot into the shoe. So bummed out!!!!
1/5
Jason Saddler
4 years ago
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BELIEVE ME!!! This isn’t a wide width.
This product is not as described. It is not a wide size!!!! Totally missed labeled. This shoe is cut for a very narrow foot. Nice looking but save your money and your time.
1/5
ONE LOVE
3 years ago
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Specs

Upper Material

Synthetic, Mesh

Midsole Material

EVA

Outsole Material

Rubber

Footbed Type

Cushioned