New Balance MT1110
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80
Excellent trail runner.
- Super Breathable
- Rock plate
- Minimalist 4mm Drop
- Great grip
- Snagging on roots can rip the perforated vented material
I love these shoes. They are minimalist and super lightweight while having a nice rock plate, pretty much a necessity on rougher terrain.
A lot of the trails here in the ADK's that I run on are quite eroded from traffic, especially in the high peaks, so the rocky terrain is a little rough for something like FiveFingers or the MT00. The rock plate helps to mitigate some of the pressure of coming down on the occasional sharp rock or root/sapling stump. Ground feel is still there, and sensory feedback is not completely lost.
The 4mm drop is great. My road shoes are the MR00 and I honestly can't tell the difference in drop. The traction is great on everything from mud to rock scrambling. I usually descend at a good pace, 6-7:00 mile depending on terrain so I am not easy on my shoes. These have held up great. They breath and shed water well, and are fairly durable.
The one downside to these is that the material used for the upper is pretty strong, but they perforated area on the toe for venting is susceptible to being torn if you run in an area with a lot of roots sticking out of the trails. I hooked one foot on a cedar root and put about a half inch hole in the upper. A little guerrilla glue and it's good to go. I bought the MT110WR for winter training I liked these so much.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . In New Balance's MT1110 trail running shoes, you'll spend more time checking out the trail and scenery rather than looking at your feet. A Debris-free construction ensures no flying little trail bits get in, and Rock Stopand#174; rock plate blocks any sharp, dangerous rocks trying to break through the bottom. Available Colors: GOLDEN POPPY. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14.
- Sierra Trading Post
New Balance Mens MT1110 Trail Runner - Closeout - In the 1110 trail runner, what you see is what you get: the sleek, futuristic upper reveals the amount of engineering and feature-rich design at play in this shoe. Intense comfort with cushioning to spare, serious stability with Stabilicore(R) lightweight medial posting, and the adventure-friendly technology in both the upper and the midsole all combine to create a shoe unlike any other. ACTEVA(TM) Midsole cushions and resists compression set - 12% lighter than standard foam Rock Stop(R) embedded into forefoot provides protection from sharp rocks and debris Sure Lace(TM) secure shoe laces provide added midfoot support and keep the shoe snug around the foot Stabilicore(R) medial support system provides an extremely smooth transition from heel strike to toe-off ABZORB(R) cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption Toe Protect(TM) rubber compound provides reinforcement and protects against the elements Ndurance(R) rubber compound for maximum outsole durability Quick-drying mesh upper Debris-free construction eliminates waste, preserving raw materials and providing an enviromentally preferred manufacturing solution Polyurethane insert adds an extra layer of stability and cushioning Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
- Massey's Outfitters
If men's trail running shoes could talk, the New Balance MT1110 Trail Running Shoes for men would scream "get off that couch and let's tackle that trail! Serious design features include targeted synthetic leather overlaying breathable mesh, Toe Protect rubber compound to keep "rock snakes at bay, SureLace design ensures laces stay tied, and a textile-lined padded tongue and footbed for interior comfort. Technology breakthroughs abound in the midsole/outsole. The ACTEVA midsole, 12% lighter than competitors' foams, cushions and resists compression set. ABZORB midfoot cushioning provides optimal shock absorption. Stabilicore medial posting insures a smoother heel to toe transition. The N-Durance rubber outsole is extremely durable and, combined with the Rock Stop plate, keeps feet protected from sharp rocks and stone bruises.
- Altrec Outdoors