New Balance Minimus


New Balance Minimus

New Balance Minimus features an entirely different approach to trail running footwear, a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe.

  • Fitted, yet minimalist upper that's comfortable with or without socks
  • Only 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe
  • Inspired by Good Form Running Midsole of Acteva®, a superior light weight foam with exceptional durability, made with Dupont™ Engage® - 12% lighter than standard midsole foam
  • Versatile durability thanks to Vibram® T-Lite outsole



Vibram® T-Lite is an exclusive minimal trailrunning sole designed for New Balance “Minimus” concept and delivering excellent grip and traction at absolute minimal weight.

  • Rubber lugs are only positioned where extensive field tests indicate that the sole is engaged in propulsion, braking, and stability
  • Voids are left where extra rubber would add only weight, and not functional benefits
  • To ensure the minimal contact points can withstand the additional punishment, Vibram chooses its Vibram® MultiTrek compound – all-terrain capabilities with improved durability

Technology and Compound

XS Trek

  • Optimal balance of traction and durability
  • Responsive on unpredictable terrain
  • Engineered for stability and comfort