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The New Balance WT10 is a lightweight and low profile trail shoe featuring minimal cushioning and a firm ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


For the minimalist trail runner, the New Balance WT 10 Minimus Trail offers a close-to-barefoot like ride that offers a tremendous feel for the ground. A glove-like fit gets the shoe to act like an extension of the foot and great flexibility enhances natural movement over varied terrain. Not much rock protection here, but as long as you avoid the pointy stuff, the WT 10 Minimus Trail will excel as a daily minimal trainer or part-time training tool.

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Weight: 6.1 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (15mm), Forefoot (11mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it fits (based on width B)

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

Assembly: Imported


The WT 10 is a minimum feature, minimal neutral trial shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
  • Deconstructed Acteva midsole provides high flexibility and light cushion
  • Open Mesh upper provides soft and flexible feel for a custom fit
  • Anti-Microbial treatment on foot bed.
  • Minimal Vibram outsole for lightweight traction and durability.


  • 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: After the initial 2 weeks of getting use to running/ working out in my shoes I adore them. My calfs are stronger because of them as are my feet. I can tell the difference in yoga in no longer use my toes to grip the mat in tree or other balance poses. One thing I will agree with the others the sizing is a little I am a an 8.5 -9 depennding on the shoe I ran around in the store in the 9 they felt awesome. The first time I tried to wear socks I had numb toes but I honestly prefer to not wear socks with these there isnt any sliding around I have a better mid strike!  I have had them for aprox  5 months now so I am seriously in love will buy again!
From: Ariel, Virginia Beach, VA USA

Comments: After visiting many running stores upon deciding to go the minimal drop route I have to say I am not at all disappointed with these shoes.  As the previous viewer stated these shoes in particular I had to get a half size up (I have another pair of 0 drop New Balance shoes and they are an 8, these are an 8.5 and fit perfectly).  The sole is great, being new to the minimalist shoes a slight step down (4 drop to eventually 0 drop was decided), although having worn both these are like walking barefoot.  The design is incredible, you can tell how much was put into each line, band, bend, seam, etc.  I highly recommend these shoes.
From: Dan, Philadelphia, PA

Comments: I love my new New Balance WT10 Minimus Trail Women's Shoes Bk/Bl. After a long wear I realized they pinch a bit on my right  feet. I wish they have wide width options. I'll be wearing them for my trip to Maine and do some trail and hiking there. Will update how they fare.
From: Uma, Dallas, TX, USA

Comments: Shoefitr recommends a half size smaller than I currently wear in a mizuno, but I have to say,the NB trail minimus definitely runs a half to full size smaller to begin with and I ended after 2 returns buying a full size larger than my mizunos. (Bought from NB directly, not RW)
From: Ro, Milford, PA US