FSNKLVR x New Balance Minimus
If you dont know, i am a big running fan especially sprint and free running. Many brand claim to have the best product but new blance superceeds them all.
The Minimus was designed not to chase trends, but rather to satisfy individuals looking to achieve a closer-to-barefoot running experience.
The minimalist approach to footwear sheds not only weight, but also convention, in pursuit of a truly minimalist feel.
The first thing you’ll notice is how insanely light and flexible these are. Then, you’ll notice how narrow they are at the toes. During light trail runs and street runs on wet concrete, slippage was never an issue, but every now and then a rock would be in just the right place to pierce the foot in between the rubber lugs. So there is a pain factor. Some of the little gaps offer no protection, and cushioning is all but non-existent.
New blanace has introduced their leading product of year for runners by encouraging a more natural foot position and foot-strike.
The upper is a sock made of a light, breathable mesh that’s tight enough to keep out sand. The tread is a combination of firm, impact-resistant Vibram rubber and a lighter rubber to hold it together. The shoes dissuade you from heel striking because they are a zero drop style, which means the forefoot and the heel are on an even plane.
Should You Buy It? Unless you have extremely narrow feet, no. If you want to try barefoot running, letting your forefoot splay out naturally is a key component, and New Balance botched it. Along with the vulnerable sole and questionable materials, it’s enough to be a deal-breaker. This is an innovative product, but it still feels like a beta.
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