New Balance MR790
Use: Road and trail running
Break-in Period: about 10 feet
Weight: Very light, about 8 oz each.
Price Paid: $55
On the recommendation of Danny Dreyer (chirunning.com), I bought these shoes and he was spot on. These are the lightest, most comfortable midfoot strike shoes I've seen. There is good tread and plenty of space in the forefoot, especially for the D width. It's like running barefoot.
There is not much cushion, but that is the point if you want to run midfoot. Heel striking is the cause of much runner's pain and a midfoot strike reduces the strain on the knees and feet. Check out chirunning.com if you would like to know more.
These shoes have been discontinued by NB and will start to run out of stock. Pick them up while you can.
Where to Buy
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Here's what other sites are saying:
If you're the type who believes lighter is better, then look no further than the New Balance Men's MR790 Trail Running Shoe. They don't offer a whole lot of cushioning but in place of that you get a lightweight performance shoe that's ideal for off-road racing. The AT Tread is low profile for good feel underfoot, yet a Rock Stop shock distribution plate provides protection when your foot lands on top of a sharp root knob or stone. Consider the New Balance MR790 Trail Running Shoe if you spend most of your time running on relatively flat routes through forest duff, grassy fields, or would like to reserve a shoe for shaving time on race day.
- Altrec Outdoors