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Old 05-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

I went to buy a pair of New Balance MX20 today and found there is a new version MX20v2. After searching I haven't been able to find any discussion on the differences, beyond a slight change in sizing (apparently the v2 are normal sizing while v1 is on the small side and generally good to order half a size larger than normal, and v2 apparently have a narrower toe box). Any ideas? Both version are priced the same. v2 do look cheaper and more plasticy.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

The top of the v2 is more like the minimus zero. It is a little more plasticy or papery feeling, bit as a result it is a little lighter. It also doesn't have that metatarsal band across the top like the MT10 and 20 have so if you don't like that you might go with these. It's a very comfortable shoe I think.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

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as a result it is a little lighter.
Any idea how much lighter?


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It also doesn't have that metatarsal band across the top like the MT10 and 20 have so if you don't like that you might go with these.
The metatarsal band, is that the black band below the laces:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513j9yh0IgL.jpg

I don't believe either versions of the MX20 have this:

v1:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg

V2:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:31 AM   #4
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

Disregard everything I said.-_- I was thinking of the MT20 and 20v2. Sorry.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

I love the MX20s, and the new versions look even better!
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:25 AM   #6
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I love the MX20s, and the new versions look even better!
Looks alone don't count for much. I might play it safe and go with the MX20 original version as they have a good reputation.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:50 AM   #7
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

Can anyone who currently WODs in the MX20 comment on the stiffness of the outsole? One of the things I love about my MT10's is their abundant flexibility which allows me to use them comfortably for a variety of different movements.

The v2's look to have a bit stiffer outsole but its hard to tell from pictures. Does anyone own them yet and have an idea on the mid-/out-sole's firmness? Looking for a happy medium between barefoot feel and stability for pushing my Oly lifts.

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Old 05-12-2012, 06:07 AM   #8
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

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I went to buy a pair of New Balance MX20 today and found there is a new version MX20v2. After searching I haven't been able to find any discussion on the differences, beyond a slight change in sizing (apparently the v2 are normal sizing while v1 is on the small side and generally good to order half a size larger than normal, and v2 apparently have a narrower toe box). Any ideas? Both version are priced the same. v2 do look cheaper and more plasticy.
I have a shoe review on here explaining crossfit shoes

The 230s, 1952 and bare x 180s from inov

from new balance

The Mt100, the mt20 and the mx20

from reebok

The realflexes


The biggest difference on the mx20 and the MT20 is the build of the front of the shoe

I found that in my mx20s they didnt put enough clearence or veritcal height in the shoe box. My 3rd and 4th toe were smasshing into the fabric (which is alot stiffer on the mx20s than the mt20s). My big toe fit fine and had plent of clearence. I thought this was a width problem and exhanged them for the same thing in wide... Same problem... It was a deisgn flaw in the show

If you look at new balances web site the new MX20 or MX20V2 has corrected this problem by redesigning the upper. Less stiff, more durable and more room for an average foot. The new ones have more of a natural feel.

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

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from new balance

The Mt100, the mt20 and the mx20

The biggest difference on the mx20 and the MT20 is the build of the front of the shoe.
Yes, but my question is regarding MX20 compared to MX20v2, not MX20 compared to MT20. There is a new version of the MX20 known as MX20v2 (i.e. version 2).
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #10
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Re: New Balance MX20 vs MX20v2

To be honest, I have a pair of MX20 in size 10.5 (I'm size 10) that feel a bit narrow. They were fine initially, however, during the end of your CF workout, the shoes will begin to feel narrow.
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