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Old 05-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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New Balance MT10 problems?

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same problems. I purchased a pair of MT10's less than 3 months ago and love them. I have noticed in the past 2 weeks that the "discs" on the Vibram sole are beginning to tear off or split. It is on both left and right shoes and located in the toe and arch areas. New Balance rep. suggested I try the Minimus Road 10 (MR10) or the Minimus Road 00 (MR00). Has anyone experienced similar problems or have any comments on the Minimus Road shoes? Thanks
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

My pair did this because of rope climbs (go-figure). I just clipped the two disks off and they been fine ever since. It was on one shoe under in the outer-arch area - the two spots that don't meet each other by the vibram logo (and your thumb in first thumbnail). Toes and everywhere else have been fine - and this pair is about 1 yr old and easily have 130+ wods in them.

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

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My pair did this because of rope climbs (go-figure). I just clipped the two disks off and they been fine ever since. It was on one shoe under in the outer-arch area - the two spots that don't meet each other by the vibram logo (and your thumb in first thumbnail). Toes and everywhere else have been fine - and this pair is about 1 yr old and easily have 130+ wods in them.

Exactly this^^^

.. messed mine up on rope climbs- but that was almost a year into using them.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

This happened to my shoes after doing heavy prowler pushes.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:32 AM   #5
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

just give them a call and they will replace it for free!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:15 AM   #6
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

Mine are ripping along the crease at the toe. Big holes on both sides. Lasted about a week though so well worth the $100.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

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Mine are ripping along the crease at the toe. Big holes on both sides. Lasted about a week though so well worth the $100.
Alright, so I've had the pleasure of wodding in the

MX20s
MT20s
Inov F230s
F195s
Bare X 180s

The 10s have a rock plate in the bottom... not necessary
The 00s are super light but i dont think they will provide any more durability

The 230s have a sweet heel toe drop of 6mm and were probably my favorite feel but were wayyyy to narrow.

The Inov road x 233 are just like the f230s but wider

The MX 20s were alright but the height of the toe box was super low making your feet jam into the front of the shoe on the side (not your bug toe but your 3rd and 4th toe) I tired the 11Es and its the same thing (just poor design)

The 195s were nice with a 3mm heel to toe drop and had a bit more cushioning in the for foot (better for box jumps and double unders) but may be more strenious for running

My current shoe of choice is the Bare X180 0mm drop super durable and nice open toe box... Feels like im barefoot

I dont do rope climbs but if i had to id go with innov barex-210 they have a rope guard.

and are similarly priced to the NB 00


My realflexes have the perfect amount of cushion for wods with rounds of 800m or longer but a bit too much for OLY lifting

So theres a trade... alot of box jumps and running i use my realflexes

alot of oly lifting i use my innov 8 bare x 180s

The innov 8 f230 is best for a narrow foot and can be used for running and lifting

The road x 233 is for a wider foot and has a similar feel of the 230s

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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Re: New Balance MT10 problems?

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Just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same problems. I purchased a pair of MT10's less than 3 months ago and love them. I have noticed in the past 2 weeks that the "discs" on the Vibram sole are beginning to tear off or split. It is on both left and right shoes and located in the toe and arch areas. New Balance rep. suggested I try the Minimus Road 10 (MR10) or the Minimus Road 00 (MR00). Has anyone experienced similar problems or have any comments on the Minimus Road shoes? Thanks
Mine did the same thing. A drop of Shoe Goo repaired it no problem. I just bought a pair of Trail Zeros, did 1 WOD in them and immediately returned them and got another pair of 10's. They just fit me better, more snug, and the Zero's in the same size seemed longer... I also made the mistake of trying Inov-8's0 I don't know peer pressure, the cool color... AWFUL, the MT10 Trail shoe is such a better fit and the way the sole wraps around, there is almost no chance for rolled ankles, the slight angle of the sole on the Inov-8's made me nervous for lateral movements... YMMV...
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:15 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the responses. After gearing up battle, I contacted NB and they are sending new pair without any questions. Rep was very apologetic and is a CF'er. Customer service will keep me in NB.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:34 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the responses. After gearing up battle, I contacted NB and they are sending new pair without any questions. Rep was very apologetic and is a CF'er. Customer service will keep me in NB.
Good to know they took care of it!
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