The New Balance Minimus 20v3 is the perfect shoe for any type of training that requires a great deal of flexibility. The shoe provides enough stability for weightlifting and resistance training, yet flexible enough for mid-distance running. You’ll feel like your feet are screwed into the ground, making it easy to drive through your heels when doing Olympic lifts like the snatch and squats.
The Minimus 20v3 has an open mesh upper and side mesh, which makes it breathable enough to keep your feet cool. Its cushioned insole has an antimicrobial treatment that reduces odor. With only a 4mm heel to toe drop, the shoes are perfect for distributing weight naturally during weightlifting, especially for squats and deadlifts.
The shoes are lightweight, weighing in at only 6.5 ounces so they won’t weigh you down. You’ll appreciate this when you’re running or jumping. Its cushioning provides great support when sprinting or doing box jumps.
Its Vibram sole provides good grip for rope climbs and box jumps, but lacks traction on smooth surfaces. Some users have complained that part of the sole ripped off after excessive use, but cases like this are quite rare.
User Feedback: New Balance Minimus 20v3 Review
- Superlight shoes.
- Barefoot feel, which provides good arch support and cushioning.
- Fits fairly true to size with a snug fit.
- Great all around shoe that is perfect for running short distances, lifting and jumping.
- Vibram sole is very durable and flexible.
- Users have commented that they fit comfortably straight out of the box, so there is no need to break them in.
- Needs a little more traction and lacks a bit of grip on surfaces like basketball courts or smooth finish concrete.
- Not great for long distance running.
- Not great for workouts that require a lot of side to side movement.
- Some users complained the shoes don’t hold up after a short period of time.
- Very narrow so not great for people with wide feet.
- Uncomfortable for people with flat feet.