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A low profile shoe built for uninhibited running and everyday use, the New Balance Minimus 1010 Amp offers minimal cushioning and a firm ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Light and low with a bit of cushioning underneath, the New Balance Minimus 1010 Amp bridges the gap between minimal and traditional. This shoe features a flexible platform with a lowered heel to encourage an uninhibited stride, while a lightweight midsole provides just enough to protect you from the hard ground underneath. A durable Vibram outsole provides excellent traction on the road, and a breathable mesh upper supplies a secure fit.

Model Number:

Weight: 7.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (20mm), Forefoot (16mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

Assembly: Imported


The M1010 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing and daily training.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.


  • RevLite is an innovative foam compound that provides lightweight, responsive cushioning.


  • Synthetic Mesh throughout the upper provides lightweight and breathable coverage.


  • Vibram Outsole is made from a tough, durable compound that gives exceptional grip on the road.


  • NL-1 is a running-specific last with a standard heel width, a wide forefoot, and a low toe-box height.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I already have about 100 miles on these shoes and they are great. They are a great transition shoe for someone that hopes to eventually run minimalist because they still offer decent cushioning. These have been great for working on my running form so that I may get to minimalist running. These were great during races and I had to get the 2E width since the shoe runs narrow as with most New Balance shoes. The wear and tear on these after 100 miles in non-existent other than the tread on the bottom which I hope to get about 600 or so miles from by the rate at which they are wearing down. The shoe fabric is also very durable for a minimalist shoe.
From: Daniel Brewer, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Comments: The weight and fit of this shoe were great! However, the pods on the bottom caused some serious pressure points on my feet. This was noticeable but not painful for shorter runs, but by the end of a marathon my feet were bruised and sore only where the pods on the bottom of the shoe were located. Overall the fit was roomy enough for my wide foot, light enough for a minimal shoe and really breathable. I would just suggest that new balance do away with the pod structure on the bottom for the next version of this shoe.
From: Patrick, Erwin, NC, US