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New Balance Minimus 40
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award     
Price $120.91 at Amazon$65.65 at Amazon$129.00 at Amazon$89.99 at Amazon$109.95 at Amazon
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Pros Stability while weightlifting, exceptional grip while rope climbing, excels in power transfers during sprintsMade for weightlifting, tank-like protection, surprisingly comfortable on short runsVery comfortable, durable, stylishStability, support, style optionsVery breathable, comfortable on long runs, lightweight
Cons Some experienced heel slip, sole is stiff for long runsUncomfortable on long runs, less breathableLacks stability for heavy weightliftingUncomfortable for running, less breathableLacks support for weightlifting, upper not very protective
Bottom Line The jack of all trades, offering consistently high performance across all key movements in CrossFit.This shoe is our Best Buy winner for its affordability and high scores across the board.This model has a great balance of performance features and is stylish enough to wear outside the gym.Very stable shoe for lifting heavy weights; not great for running workouts.Great shoe for running and light weightlifting, but not the best for heavy lifting.
Ratings by Category Metcon 4 Powerlift 3 Trainer Nano 7.0 Minimus 40
Weightlifting - 20%
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Support - 15%
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Protection - 15%
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Sensitivity - 10%
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Breathability - 10%
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Specs Metcon 4 Powerlift 3 Trainer Nano 7.0 Minimus 40
Upper Breathable mesh and synthetic Durable synthetic leather SuperFabric NanoWeave tech Synthetic/mesh upper with TPU reinforcement
Weight (oz/grams) 11.1 oz / 314g 14.9 oz / 421g 10.3 oz/ 290g 11.9 oz / 336g 10.3 oz / 288g
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