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.