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A lightweight and flexible trail shoe designed to tackle the outdoors, the New Balance MO80 offers minimal cushioning and a firm ride.


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If you describe yourself as an adventurous runner, the New Balance 80 is the shoe for you. This versatile shoe features a Vibram outsole that offers durability in key areas as well as bidirectional lugs for traction on a variety of terrain types. A 4mm drop keeps you forward on your feet, while a flexible, stitchless upper gives you an irritation-free experience.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (18mm), Forefoot (15mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

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

Assembly: Imported


The MO80 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral trail shoe designed for racing and daily training.


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


  • C-Cap is a compression molded EVA foam designed for cushioning and flexibility.


  • Synthetic Mesh throughout the upper provides lightweight and breathable coverage.
  • No-Sew upper materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.


  • Vibram Outsole is made from a tough, durable compound that gives exceptional grip on the road.
  • Bi-directional Lugs give exceptional traction both ascending and descending hills.


  • 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: Great shoe! It hits a lot of marks the MT 110 missed. Try it!
From: Brian Williams, Knoxville, TN

Comments: This is a great trail running shoe. This is what the Minimus MT00 should have been. It's light, flexible with just a tad of cushion. The lugs are aggressive enough for most trails and spaced well enough for the road to get there. The upper is comfy and sheds water easily. I don't know why NB doesn't call this a true running shoe, because it works great as one. It has a pronounced toe bumper to help with invisible roots and the upper has already surpassed many thickets and branches that have tried to pierce it, and not even a scratch. I think it is the same last as other minimus shoes so the toe box area is wide. I have worn other minimus shoes and the sizing is the same. It is a 3 season shoe so if you are looking for a snow shoe this is not it. Otherwise it has taken just about everything else I have thrown at it.
From: Brett, Olive Branch, MS, USA