Thursday, April 25, 2013

"New Balance HI-REZ Minimus Review"

Wow.


"New Balance really nailed it with the Hi-rez. Putting these on is like putting on a pair of slippers—the mesh lining is soft and comfortable and the uppers contour to your feet with a process the NB marketers have termed “FantomFit.” I generally prefer sock with shoes, but I am comfortable enough going without in these for shorter runs. The toe box is nice and wide, with plenty of room to wiggle your little piggys and the heel cup is pleasantly snug without feeling too tight. There is no noticeable toe spring and the toe box flexes and widens as your foot lands with each step. The lacing system is pretty standard and allows you to cinch things up pretty securely if needed."
They're $120, which is quite a lot more than the $80 Vapor Glove, and the sole looks quite a bit thicker, but if you find the Merrell a bit too narrow, the New Balance Minimus line tends to run a bit wider. I'd have to try it on to tell... But read Tim's entire review over at Birthday Shoes.

I may have to see if the New Balance store has these in stock...