New Balance MR00 Reviews

28 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

25%Rated 4 stars

38%Rated 3 stars

13%Rated 2 stars

25%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

59% "No arch support"

Additional 8 MR00 New Balance Reviews

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September 29, 2014

Nate C

from Utah

I've worn Nike Free-runs for a few years and decided to try something new. These look even better in person than in the pictures! Super light and great fitting shoe. I have a little bit wider foot so I ordered both standard and wide version to see which worked better. I ended up going with the wide version. I realize these are best for running but I do a lot of Crossfit and found out these aren't as functional for Crossfit as they are for running. They're a little hard to keep stable doing heavy squats, etc. but that could just be me. While running they help to keep you up on the balls of your feet instead of heel. My calves were burning on my first run with these! I've loved these so far, definitely worth the change. Also, I'd recommend going a half size smaller than usual.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 23, 2014

Matt M

from Los Angeles, CA

I was hoping to find running shoes that weren't insane looking, but that is increasingly hard to do these days. In terms of comfort and shoes with a low profile, which I need because I have achilles problems, these were the best I could find. I swear by New Balance and these shoes don't disappoint, though the size seems to skew a little smaller. I just ran a half marathon and was having pain in my little toes from them being too tight, but hopefully that will improve with time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 30, 2014

M J

from Hayward, CA

Being a fan of the NB Minimus 10v2 Trail, I decided to go for a minimus road racing flat. This shoe fit the bill, but once i received it there were two deal breakers. First, the shoe ran a little narrow and small, just ever so slightly. Second, the heel cup is exceptionally high for a minimal shoe! I felt it scraping against my achilles when I first tried them on. I then compared the height to my 10v2 trails, and sure enough you have about a good 3/4 of an inch in extra height. There is no way these shoes would be comfortable on a full run. Another weird thing i noticed was that there seemed to be a negative drop from forefoot to heel. I have other 0 drop shoes and know what they should feel like against the ground. However I couldn't help but feel I was on an incline once I put the MR00 on. Back to Zappos they go. I am going to try the 10v2 roads instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra, Pearl Izumi, Brooks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2014

Diana K

from United States

I really did not like these shoes. I have very wide feet but I also really like minimalist shoes and that combination is hard to find. Therefore I usually get regular width shoes and just deal with it. I really wanted to like these shoes but when I tried them on they were a little tighter than I had expected and there was a hard ridge on the outside of the shoe that pushed my feet inwards and made walking very uncomfortable. Like my feet were being rotated inwards and I could feel my knees knocking together some. I don't know whats up with that but it makes me hesitant to buy any New Balance product again.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 9, 2013

Eric

from Ferndale, MI

As someone still wearing an early version of MR10's, these were an utter letdown and were sent right back. I suppose they might be minimal by someone's definition, but they fit completely different - overall this feels like the fluffy "foot strapped to a marshmallow" sensation that I thought minimal footwear was supposed to avoid. On top of that, it was incredibly disappointing that the same size that fit like a glove in my old MR10s felt bizarrely small, with my feet leaking over the edge of the marshmallow fluff sole. New Balance seriously could have had a customer for life if they just delivered that slipper-comfortable shell in a new variety of colors every year, but I'm suddenly wary of anything with the "Minimus" logo.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

I liked the light weight of these and the fit was fine but there is no cushioning around the tongue or ankle and it cut my Achilles tendon so I am returning them. On close inspection I thought that they were more cheaply made than my previous Minimus shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 16, 2015

Joseph S

from Redondo Beach, CA

There is something wrong with quality control on these shoe. It is a tragedy, really. I have been trying to replace my old MR00s for some time, and have tried on at least three or four. The inside of the heel has an annoying ridge on every pair that I have tried on. They feel terrible. I still wear my orange version that I bought a year or so ago. It feels great, has a well-constructed heel box, and it is still doing great. I would love to have the same shoe again, but the new ones all feel terrible due to poor construction. My old shoes would get five stars all around. This blue one, with its similar construction defect in several pairs, just cannot be worn.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have worn Minimus Zeros for three generations now. In fact, I don't own any shoes, just these (and Olakai flip-flops which are great). This new model is a disaster. I wish I had checked the NB website where you can see a true reviews. These are clunky, the material does not breathe so you feet are super hot, the rim around the ankle is cut high so it rubs. They feel sloshy, so I had to check if I ordered the correct width. How could NB mess up such a good thing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide