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New Balance Minimus Vibram Thong

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  • The women's Minimus Vibram® Thong from New Balance® combines minimalist comfort with the convenience of a slip-on sandal perfect for your summer adventures!
  • Based on the NB Minimus Technology—a whole new approach to running footwear, from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe.
  • Minimalist construction and materials create a lightweight yet supportive foundation.
  • Perforated synthetic PU upper.
  • Heel cup and arch support promote a healthy gait.
  • Compression EVA foam midsole for cushioning.
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction.
  • Inspired by Good Form Running which teaches methods of improvement for those seeking to conquer gait issues.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

87% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 13% Half size too Large
  • 87% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
93% Felt true to width
  • 93% Felt true to width
  • 7% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
50% Moderate arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 50% Moderate arch support
  • 50% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The women's Minimus Vibram® Thong from New Balance® combines minimalist comfort with the convenience of a slip-on sandal perfect for your summer adventures!
  • Based on the NB Minimus Technology—a whole new approach to running footwear, from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe.
  • Minimalist construction and materials create a lightweight yet supportive foundation.
  • Perforated synthetic PU upper.
  • Heel cup and arch support promote a healthy gait.
  • Compression EVA foam midsole for cushioning.
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction.
  • Inspired by Good Form Running which teaches methods of improvement for those seeking to conquer gait issues.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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New Balance Minimus Vibram Thong

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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An unexpected find! I live in minimalist shoes, but I also live in flip flops in the summer. This is the first shoe I've found that combines both. I was afraid the toe shape would be all wrong for me - my toes are wide and square but my heel and instep are very narrow - but to my surprise, my toes are not flopping off the sides as I expected. I wear an 8 in the Merrell barefoot line in closed shoes, and the 7 in this is right.

I'd also recommend: Havaianas, Crocs, Merrell

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  • from New Orleans
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These flip flops are super light and the straps never hurt even on the first wear. I just wish they had more arch support. The run a little big too.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This flip flop is the best! I am a true 7.5, but went up to a size 8... Perfect fit for me. Better than barefoot! Love that after a long day your feet might swell a bit, and most flop flops if they start out snug, end up tight, not these. They do seem on the narrow side, but like one review said, once you wear them you discover you don't need all that extra width. Very comfy from start to finish! You forget you have them on your feet! Well worth the money! Now I just want different colors!

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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I was very excited for these flip flops since I only wear "minimal" shoes, but they weren't a match for my foot type. The sole itself is on the narrow side (probably too narrow for wide feet), but the thong was too big and didn't keep the sandal tight enough to my foot. I have narrow, maybe I would even say scrawny, feet (except across the toes), which can make finding shoes difficult. If you have more average feet these are more likely to work for you.

I'd also recommend: Merrell Barefoot

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought this together with a "Kalso Earth" and one "Orthaheel Tide" for comparison. I had wanted just any Vibram for years now, but in Tokyo and in my size 9, all of these brands are impossible to get, so I found a friend going to USA and willing to ship them to me. Finally they arrived and I gave it a month of testing before writing a review. Out of the 3 brands New Balance, Kalso, Orthaheel, this NB Minimum felt most healthy to me! They are light like a breeze and so comfortable, you don't even know you have shoes on! The design is very stylish too, I got many friends of both genders asking where to buy some! And the Vibram sole, although thin and not built with arch support elements, it manages to amazingly absorb all shocks! Incredible, how such a thin sole can absorb so much! One complaint I have about them is that after having worn them alternately with the other 2 pairs for about a month, the front of the sandal is somewhat loose and it bends outwards at times, almost making me trip! I mean it kind of tries to bend under itself and that would make me stumble. I think it could be that the strip softened and doesn't hold the shoe tight enough to the foot, or it could also be that the Vibram sole itself lost shape. I don't see any damage though, but the damage might be at molecular level, rather than visible with the eye. Nevertheless I love them, would buy them again and they are quite cheaper compared to the other brands. If anyone wanted to know, I found that Kalso Earth makes my feet stink in this hot Japanese summer, but New Balance and Orthaheel don't. Kalso also already has holes in the heels and were not at all as Negative-Heel inclination as I expected them to be (like walking on sand at the beach). Well, let's hope these New Balance Minimum that are some awesome sandals won't kill me while tripping. Did I mention I walked in the ocean with them, there was a rocky sea bed that would have cut my feet if walking bare-feet, they were awesome in ocean too and didn't slip off my feet!

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Width: B - Medium

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