Road-Tested Running Shoes: New Balance Minimus 10V2 Road

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BEST FOR: Efficient runners who want a blazing-fast road-running shoe.

Weight: 6.5 oz
Drop: 4mm

Our devout minimalist and road-racing testers ate the lightweight Minimus right up, partly because of the slight but sticky Vibram Road Lite compound outer sole that connects solidly with the ground, offering a firm ride. Testers noted a snappy push-off, too. Definitely a hit. [$110; newbalance.com]