|400 Miles and counting.|
Before I get to far into this post, let me say again how much I love these shoes. Until this shoe I have never run 100 miles without significant blisters. The NB ML1 last which these shoes (and the entire Minimus line) are built upon fit me like a glove. I wore these shoes for the first 70 miles of the Leadville 100 in August and then the first 50 miles of the Bartram 100 in December (which was my first 100 mile win). If they had a little more cushioning I would have worn them the entire way. I'm going to resist gushing about these shoes, rather just show pictures of how they are holding up. What I will say is that my enthusiasm for this shoe has not waned from my original review.
And now for the best part. They are holding up incredibly well. For a shoe that is almost as light as a racing flat and less than $100 they are an incredible value. I think that a lot of us have found that lightweight usually equals less durable. This has not been the case with the MT110's. I have used them on every type of terrain imaginable. From the rocky Leadville Trails to New England mud, they have handled everything I've thrown at them.
|Side view. No tears, rips or holes in either shoe.|
|View of Sole.|
|Rubber on bottom shows much less wear than I would expect from a trail shoe with 400 miles on it.|
|Exposed EVA (blue) shows wear, but doesn't effect performance.|
|Heel wear. Similar to forefoot.|
|Inside of shoe is in remarkable shape. For such a lightweight shoe it is amazing that the inside has no rips or tears.|
|Another inside view|
|The only area showing any wear. This is a tiny spot that showed up a while ago and has not got worse.|