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rated 3 of 5 stars Great tread, smaller than usual fit, started falling apart after four days. The 810 trail runner is a good shoe, except for a couple things. First of all, I felt it ran a little small, maybe a half size or more. The back of the foot seems to fit right, but the toe box seems significantly smaller than my other New Balance shoes. I normally wear two pairs of socks, but couldn't do it with these shoes, the toes were just too tight. Second, and most importantly, the right shoe started to come apart… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Хорошая обувь, очень качественная. Немного тяжеловата, но это не проблема. (Translation from Russian: Good shoes, very high quality. Bit heavy, but it's not a problem.) Сейчас эта обувь очень дорогая, а качество желает быть лучше. (Now these shoes are very expensive, and wants to be better quality.) Full review

1569 Shoe

rated 5 of 5 stars The New Balance 1569 is a midweight hiking boot designed to take on rugged terrain. A well-made, solid shoe, it comes in wide widths, runs small. I purchased the New Balance 1569 (“Mens Walking” MW1569BR) at the first of the year. I was looking for some hiking boots that were more than just ‘sneakers with off-road tread’ and less than ‘serious’ backpacking boots. I wanted something I could comfortably wear on the hiking I do in the local mountains, but versatile enough that I could wear… Full review

Minimus Vibram Sandal

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice quality, light and airy. They just feel great after a long hike. I use these around the campsite. The footbed is very comfortable with or without socks. The Vibram sole offers enough support and protection for my feet, and they just feel good after kicking around in my boots all day. I guess they'd work well as water shoes too, as the perforated polyurethane upper sheds water very well, but I've only used these while backpacking. At 7.4oz for the pair, they're light and easy to justify carrying… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great trail running shoe. Lightweight, flexible, and breathable. Highly recommended for trail runners or just those who want athletic shoes with stronger grip. For those with narrow to regular feet. Bought these shoes from an online retailer. Fits true to size. I actually tried them on in store, then purchased online elsewhere as it was about $10 less expensive. I use two options when hiking: boots and trail running shoes. For those hikes with less elevation or less rocky surfaces, I go straight… Full review

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New Balance Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

New Barefoot and Minimalist Trail Footwear
Barefoot and minimal footwear is growing in popularity, including among the outdoor set. Whether you’re interested in going all in (barefoot) or want to ease into the idea (minimalist or lightweight), here are the latest trail offerings for 2011. Read more
March 16, 2011

Footwear has to fit the terrain as well as your feet
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July 1, 2010


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