The MT10 and WT10 were the original members of New Balance’s Minimus line, introduced in early 2011. This shoe paved the way for the expansion of the Minimus lineup, though the MT10/WT10 has remained unchanged until the release of this second version of the low profile trail shoe.
Not much has changed in this update of the longest standing Minimus offering, so fans of the original MT10/WT10 need not worry. Expect slight changes to improve trail performance and reduce weight.
What to Watch For
- More Outsole Lugs: The addition of lugs to the medial side of the outsole increases traction on a variety of surfaces.
- Increased Comfort: A foam layer built into the upper provides a relaxed fit, while a wrapped heel collar is designed to reduce irritation around the Achilles.
- Lower Weight: New Balance claims a weight of 6.2 oz (Men’s size 9) and 4.9 oz (Women’s size 7), a drop of about an ounce for both.
- Cool Colors: With bright new colorways usually reserved for road shoes, the MT10 v2 / WT10 v2 will certainly stand out on the trail.
Blue/Yellow MT10 v2
Blue/Pink WT10 v2