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Building on the success of the cult following for the MT100, New Balance offers the refined MT101. The shoe retains the excellent low-profile, minimalistic design, which delivers low weight and a great feel for the trail. With a thin rock plate, the MT101 provides stone bruising protection yet remains nimble and flexible. The upper is thin, breathable and provides a secure midfoot fit. All told, the MT101 is a great minimalist trail shoe that meets the needs of serious trail runners.

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Weight: 7.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (16mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low height


The MT101 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral trail shoe designed for racing and daily training. It is built with a curved shape.


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


  • Acteva is a full length midsole material that is 12% lighter than standard midsole foam with DuPont Engage for added durability.


  • Synthetic Mesh is utilized throughout the upper and is a lightweight breathable material.
  • SURE LACE shoe laces are designed to reduce the chance of unwanted lace loosening.
  • Puncture Resistant Toe is an additional layer of lightweight material engineered to give additional protection at the toes.
  • EVA Foxing Construction


  • Composite Rubber is a full length outsole designed with lugs to provide additional traction.
  • Rock Stop is sandwiched between the outsole and midsole and is a flexible layer that protects feet from rocks and shock.


  • RL-3 is a road and trail racing last with a narrow heel, a wide forefoot, and a standard toe-box height.

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