Best of Mens Trail Runners

New Balance Men’s MT10V1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe - Product Review

Editor's Rating: (4.1 / 5)

Pros

  • "Barefoot" feel
  • Snug fit
  • Lightweight, excellent traction
  • Built for the trail

Cons

  • Not good for city running
  • Little cushioning

Our Take:

The New Balance Men’s MT10V1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe is a great minimum running shoe that will provide performance by helping you become a better runner.

The design of the Minimus shoes is meant to help you use your foot’s natural running tendency to take pressure off your heel and get you running on your toes.

This could be an adjustment for most runners who have run for years by allowing their heel to strike the ground, but in the end, you’re forcing your foot and your body to work harder than it’s supposed to.

The fit of these shoes runs tight as you would expect from a shoe built to grip your entire foot and this provides amazing support, even for those with wider feet while still keeping plenty of room in the toe box for comfort.

The Vibram sole on the bottom also gives you a reliably grippy feel on the bottom to stay fearless in the outdoors.

Keep in mind these shoes work much better for trail running than concrete running due to the minimal cushion on the bottom.

Great for anyone who wants a nice “barefoot shoe”.

Key Product Info:

Shoe Style Trail Runners
Waterproof No
Sex Men

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Best Overall Mens Trail Runners:

    Shoe Style Trail Runners
    Waterproof No
    Sex Men
    Current Price Price not available

    The Adidas Men’s Vigor Bounce M Trail Runner great a great, grippy trail runner from Adidas. They are super lightweight at just under 10 ounces and give you amazing cushion and grip on the bottom that will help keep you on the trail longer with less fatigue.

    Pros
    • Lightweight under 10 ounces
    • Lots of padding in the midsole
    • Good comfy feel around your feet
    • Great grip and traction in the outsole
    Cons
    • Tight toe box
    • "Luggy" sole not great for city running

    Read our full review of the Adidas Men’s Vigor Bounce M Trail Runner


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    The Salomon Men’s Speedcross 4 Trail Runner gives you amazing grip and performance while cruising through nature’s obstacles. Right out of the box you’ll get a nice fit with little breaking in necessary. The lugs on the bottom are very deep, almost comparable to cleats.

    Pros
    • Tough, deep grip
    • Cool styles
    • Lightweight and rugged
    Cons
    • Not good for city running.

    Read our full review of the Salomon Men’s Speedcross 4 Trail Runner


  1. Merrell Men’s Glove 4 Trail Runner
  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.3 / 5)
    Shoe Style Trail Runners
    Waterproof No
    Sex Men
    Current Price Price not available

    The Merrell Men’s Glove 4 Trail Runner is a great minimalist shoe that works great for conquering the trail. The Glove 4’s are very lightweight and fit your feet like a glove and give amazing support to those extreme trail runners. The Vibram soles give you amazing grip with lightweight multidirectional lugs for the technical trail.

    Pros
    • Lightweight minimalist style, ,
    • Plenty of ventilation and comfort in the uppers very durable
    • Vibram soles
    Cons
    • Tighter than normal
    • Too grippy for road running

    Read our full review of the Merrell Men’s Glove 4 Trail Runner


    Shoe Style Trail Runners
    Waterproof No
    Sex Men
    Current Price Price not available

    The New Balance Men’s MT10V1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe is a great minimum running shoe that will provide performance by helping you become a better runner. The design of the Minimus shoes is meant to help you use your foot’s natural running tendency to take pressure off your heel and get you running on your toes.

    Pros
    • "Barefoot" feel
    • Snug fit
    • Lightweight, excellent traction
    • Built for the trail
    Cons
    • Not good for city running
    • Little cushioning

    Read our full review of the New Balance Men’s MT10V1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe


  3. Vibram Men’s V Trail Runner
  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.1 / 5)
    Shoe Style Trail Runners
    Waterproof No
    Sex Men
    Current Price Price not available

    The Vibram Men’s V Trail Runner is a robust, state of the art, trail runner that will give your feet freedom while you tear through all that mother nature can throw your way. Vibram trail runners are in a class of their own with their patented designed form-fitting shoes

    Pros
    • Very comfortable
    • Lightweight and durable
    • Great traction
    • Fit for performance
    Cons
    • Can only wear outdoors
    • They're not meant for everyone

    Read our full review of the Vibram Men’s V Trail Runner


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Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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