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    I can't make up my mind to get them now or wait until the price comes down a little. These will be next for sure though in my minimal shoe buying endeavors. I currently run in a Puma Street Kosmos. Before those, I ran in the Five Fingers. Here is the link.

    New Balance 10 | MT10GY

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    New balance is usually pretty good about wide sizes. Not in this line however. No way my foot goes into a "D".
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    • #3
      I bought the Merrell Trail Glove's two weeks ago and have been wearing them as much as possible. They are damn near form fitting but give plenty or room for someone with wide feet like myself. I know you didn't mention them but I figured I would just chime in. Good luck with your choice.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kyle46N View Post
        These will be next for sure though in my minimal shoe buying endeavors .... Before those, I ran in the Five Fingers.
        Compared to Five Fingers, these are hugely padded and have a noticeable heel lift and toe spring. They are basically racing flats with a wide toe box, not a particularly minimal shoe. That may what you're looking for, just be aware if you're mail ordering.

        The Merrells are more minimal, about like a Trek, but also have annoying(to me) toe spring.

        Gordo

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        • #5
          i saw these in person last week and they are for sure next on my list!

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          • #6
            What is the issue with toe spring?
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            • #7
              Nice looking shoes

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              • #8
                I'm very interested to try these but I'm hesitant to buy because I know Inov-8 is releasing a road shoe later this spring. From what I've read, the Inov-8 model will have zero toe drop.

                I'm excited to eventually compare them both side by side.

                Let us know, Kyle, how you like the NB's!

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                • #9
                  Just picked mine up yesterday:
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                  My decision was between the Minimus and the Merrell Trail Glove. This is a pretty comprehensive comparison of the two that I found useful:
                  Merrell Trail Glove vs. New Balance Minimus Trail Review
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                  • #10
                    I know this thread is in the fitness section, but while looking these up I found that they also have a "walking" version of the NB10 that would be cool for everyday use if you want something that looks like a fairly normal sneaker. Men's Women's
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kitoi View Post
                      What is the issue with toe spring?
                      It inactivates your toes. If you've gotten used to using them for perception and balance, it will drive you crazy. It will also prevent you from developing a natural foot function. It's been over three years since I wore any shoe with toe spring. I bought the Merrells, because I need a hiking boot for mud or snow covered rocks, but that's all they're going to be used for.

                      Gordo

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eisenreich View Post
                        This is a pretty comprehensive comparison of the two that I found useful:
                        There are other reviewers that used the shoes as they were intended to be used. Look around.

                        Warning flag from the linked review: "I should note that both shoes were tested on very soft trails that provided me with enough protection to test and enjoy these shoes to the fullest."

                        If one is accomplished at barefoot-style running, there is no trail in the world too rough or rocky for either of these shoes. The reviewer is warning us right up front, which is very commendable.

                        Gordo

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                        • #13
                          I bought 2 pairs of the women's Merrells - the Pace Glove and the Pure Glove - I really want to love the shoes, but I'm having issues with both. They are both uncomfortable over my instep and the Pace Gloves have a seam inside just below the ankle that rubs terribly if I don't wear socks.

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                          • #14
                            I figured that someone is going to call me about my comments on the review. Here's a link to a reviewer that actually runs trail ultras.

                            Barefoot Running University Reviews

                            Gordo

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                            • #15
                              I bought some New Balance Minimus last week and love them. I been run/walking 30+ miles a week in my vff's and wanted something with a little more protection to run some tougher trails.
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