Connect More With Minimus We put all our design know-how to work to create minimal shoes that maximize performance. Because it's one thing to just call shoes minimal - it's another thing altogether to lead a running revolution.

The Minimus Collection

A cross-category collection for minimal enthusiasts spanning all types of activities,
from trail running to circuit workouts and everything in between.

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*Due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to drop are approximate.

Minimus Apparel

Intelligently designed apparel that provides a layer of protection with just the right
amount of materials you need to perform at your very best.

NBx Minimus Singlet

NBx Minimus Short Sleeve

Cutting-edge materials and minimal seaming in this top achieve intensely lightweight results.

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NBx Minimus Jacket

NBx Minimus Short Sleeve

If you're in it for the long haul, this top will keep you dry and comfortable.

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Articles & Discussion

Get an inside look at the development and design of some of our most innovative
footwear from the Minimus collection.

Katherine + Daniel On the Transition to a Zero-drop Shoe

Katherine + Daniel On the Transition to a Zero-drop Shoe

Posted March 5, 2012

Daniel Colon's comment about the thicker padding on the MR10 prompted us to send him a pair of Minimus Zero Road shoes to try out. After a week with his new running shoes, we put him in touch with Katherine Petrecca, manager of the Minimus collection, to talk about his impressions and the transition to a zero-drop shoe.

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Drew + Josh On Comfort and the Minimus Road Mono-Tongue

Drew + Josh On Comfort and the Minimus Road Mono-Tongue

Posted February 28, 2012

Judging by his comment on our site a few months ago, we may have made Josh Mock's year by implementing a mono-tongue in the new Minimus Zero Road design. So we sent him a pair to try out firsthand, then had him talk to Senior Designer Drew Nyssen to discuss the new look and feel.

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Chris + Philip On Balancing Function and Comfort in Shoe Design

Chris + Philip On Balancing Function and Comfort in Shoe Design

Posted February 28, 2012

We responded to Philip Matern's comment about wanting a zero-drop shoe that doesn't sacrifice comfort by sending him a pair of Minimus Zero Road shoes to try. Then we got him on the phone with Senior Designer Chris Wawrousek to talk about the details of the shoe's design.

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Sean + Stacy On the Minimus Zero and Good Form Running

Sean + Stacy On the Minimus Zero and Good Form Running

Posted February 28, 2012

We sent Stacy Pyves a pair of the Minimus Zero Road shoes to try after he posted a comment about wanting to see a Minimus shoe with zero-drop. Soon after, we put him in touch with NB Manager of Advanced Project Engineering Sean Murphy so they could talk about his experience so far.

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Anton + Joe On Trail Running and Finding the Right Fit

Anton + Joe On Trail Running and Finding the Right Fit

Posted February 28, 2012

Joe Scorsone has been a dedicated minimalist runner for almost three decades now. So after he made a comment about wanting to see a zero-drop version of Minimus, we sent him a pair of the new Minimus Zero Trail shoes to try, then put him in touch with Minimus design consultant Anton Krupicka to discuss the shoe's design and feel.

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Anton + Daniel On Comfort and Durability in Trail Running

Anton + Daniel On Comfort and Durability in Trail Running

Posted February 28, 2012

When Daniel Durtschi posted a comment about his NB Minimus and trail running experiences on newbalance.com, we decided to send him a pair of Minimus Zero Trail shoes to try — then put him on the phone with ultra-marathoner and Minimus design consultant Anton Krupicka. See what happened next below.

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Bryan + Kevin On Injury Prevention and the Importance of Running Form

Bryan + Kevin On Injury Prevention and the Importance of Running Form

Posted February 23, 2012

We knew Kevin Biggs needed to try the Minimus Zero when he posted a comment on our site about winter running in minimalist footwear. After spending a week with his new shoes, we got him on the phone with New Balance Product Manager Bryan Gothie to talk about his experience so far.

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A Brighter Geometry: Inside the New NB Minimus Zero Uppers

A Brighter Geometry: Inside the New NB Minimus Zero Uppers

Posted November 10, 2011

Somewhere in the middle of explaining the thinking behind the design of the upper for a new minimalist running shoe, Drew Nyssen has gotten stuck on pin art. "Those toys with the metal pins that take the form of whatever you put against them", explains the Senior Designer in New Balance's Advanced Products Group, "every pin represents a point of geometry ...

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The Evolution of the NB Minimus Zero Sole

The Evolution of the NB Minimus Zero Sole

Posted September 20, 2012

"There's a lot of truth in what you see on the bottom of shoes" says Chris Wawrousek, and he — of all people — is in a pretty good position to know. Seated in a back corner on the 5th floor of the New Balance Design Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Chris is literally surrounded by this truth in the form of the hundreds of prototyped, well-worn and yet-to-be-tried shoes that line the halls.

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NB Minimus Zero: 9 Things You Should Know

NB Minimus Zero: 9 Things You Should Know

Posted August 1, 2011

Our NB Minimus line offers an invigorating, award-winning, closer-to-barefoot experience with a dramatically lower heel-to-midfoot drop than traditional running shoes. In March 2012, at running stores across the country, we will extend the much talked-about NB Minimus line with the arrival of NB Minimus Zero – new road, trail and wellness shoes that continue to deliver ...

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Katherine Petrecca: A Perspective on the Minimalist Running Movement

Katherine Petrecca: A Perspective on the Minimalist Running Movement

Posted July 17, 2012

As minimalist running has become less fringe and more mainstream, the increased demand for innovation in footwear has let New Balance make its own mark on the movement. We had the opportunity to speak with NB's Strategic Business Unit Manager – Innovation Studio, Katherine Petrecca, who was kind enough to share her thoughts ...

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Millimeters and Midfoot Strike Inside the New Balance Sports Lab

Millimeters and Midfoot Strike Inside the New Balance Sports Lab

Posted November 3, 2010

Trampas TenBroek spends his days contemplating, and calculating, the implications of millimeters. Here, in the New Balance Sports Research Lab, where a team with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, anatomy, biomechanics and physics is gleaning new sets of insights about the way in which we run, small measurements have enormous implications.

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The Trail to NB Minimus

The Trail to NB Minimus

Posted September 22, 2010

While much of the development of New Balance's forthcoming NB Minimus footwear line took place inside the Lawrence, Mass., labs, many of the insights that informed the design were gleaned some 1,800 miles to the west, in the hills outside of Boulder, Colo. NewBalance.com talked with Senior Designer Chris Wawrousek and Team New Balance ultramarathoner Anton Krupicka ...

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Meet NB Minimus: An interview with Katherine Petrecca

Meet NB Minimus: An interview with Katherine Petrecca

Posted July 26, 2010

As was made obvious by the response generated by our article on barefoot running, a significant portion of the New Balance community is curious about a more minimalist approach to running. At New Balance, we get excited about anything that enhances the running experience, so when we had the opportunity to talk to Katherine Petrecca ...

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Naked Feet: A look at the barefoot running movement

Naked Feet: A look at the barefoot running movement

Posted February 4, 2010

After hundreds of years of walking with shoes on, is it time we relearn? There's a movement going on that challenges the very foundation of sneaker wearers (not to mention sneaker companies) everywhere, around running barefoot. This broad grouping of perspectives includes some runners who are finding they prefer to run exclusively barefoot ...

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Good Form. The Root of All Excellent.

Many shoes in the Minimus collection were designed with a neutral foot position to encourage mid-foot striking, a key element of Good Form Running.

Learning proper form can help you run longer, faster and more comfortably than ever before. See how you can make running a bigger and more enjoyable part of your life.

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