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Ultra-lightweight and ultra-flexible for the runner seeking a near barefoot feel, the New Balance MR1 Hi-Rez features no cushioning and an extra firm ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Experience the ultimate in ground feel and flexibility with the New Balance MR1 Hi-Rez. With a zero drop platform consisting of 42 independently moving pods that provide the slightest touch of underfoot protection, this ultra-lightweight shoe mimics every motion made by your foot. A thin synthetic mesh upper is ideal for sockless wear and wraps around the foot for a secure next-to-skin fit.

Model Number:

Weight: 3.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (8mm), Forefoot (8mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

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

Assembly: Imported


The MR1 Hi-Rez is a minimum feature, minimal neutral shoe designed for daily training.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies. 
  • Hi-Rez Sole consists of 42 independently moving pods for cushioning and flexibility.


  • Synthetic Mesh throughout the upper provides lightweight and breathable coverage.
  • Fantom Fit are two materials combined with a No-Sew processes that provide an ultralight supportive fit.
  • 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.
  • Blown rubber outsole increases cushioning and responsiveness.


  • NL-0 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 was a tester for the prototype of these shoes and they are pretty sweet. They feel unique I guess to say, and are like running barefoot on tiny cushions. Though be advised, running double digits in these can harm you if you do not train in them regularly, due to the flexibility of this shoe.
From: Luke, Manhattan, KS, USA