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Sneak Peek: New Balance Minimus 1690

February 18th, 2013

New Balance Minimus 1690 Women's Shoe

The New Balance Minimus lineup expands this July with another offering in the 1690. Meant for “urban running,” the 1690 is a versatile shoe, usable for everything from concrete jungles to actual jungles. Sticking true to the ideals behind the Minimus collection, this shoe will offer a low-profile and flexible design, but also include a full length REVlite midsole for cushioning and protection.

New Balance lists weights of the 1690 as 9.0 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 7.6 oz for a Women’s size 7.

What to Watch For

  • Seamless Comfort: A one piece, no-sew upper limits irritations and blistering on the foot for comfortable wear.
  • Versatile Traction: The rubber outsole features a heel-to-toe lug pattern that will work on a wide variety of trail surfaces as well as on the road.
  • Low Offset: The 1690 is expected to offer a 4mm heel-to-toe differential for a more natural running experience.

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