Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Balance Hi-Rez - Spring 2013

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New Balance will be taking minimal one step further with the Minimus Hi-Rez. This innovative design gives barefoot runners an ultra-minimal shoe experience. New Balance is using a pixilated sole comprised of 42 unconnected rubber pods that are welded into a soft, durable, synthetic fabric that acts as the midsole. The result is an extremely lightweight (4.3 oz) and flexible shoe that allows each pod to move independently with the foot. The New Balance Hi-Rez (Zero Drop) can easily be rolled up into a ball and looks to be a great competitor with Merrell’s Vapor Glove as we enter 2013. Look for the New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez early next spring for $119.
New Balance Hi-Rez 2013 Barefoot Running  New Balance Minimus 2013 New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez

Source: GearJunkie


  1. I hope you meant Spring 2013. Anyway, I'm using the Zeros now so I'm looking forward to this.

  2. Thanks for catching that slip up. Yes the NB Hi-Rez look like they will be a great complement to the MT00's and could give a bit more durability throughout the outsole.

    Enjoy the run!

  3. will these replace mt00? if not, do you know if mt00 will change for 2013? i love my mt00, but i wish it had rock plate...

  4. The NB Hi Rez will be replacing the MT00. I think the issue with the MT00 was durability, and the Hi Rez will offer more rubber with comparable flexibility.