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Old 07-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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new shoes for my wife?

my wife has had a pair of the New Balance Minimus shoes for the last three years. she has used them a lot and I want to get her new shoes but she says hers are fine. since these are minimalist shoes does it make sense to get new shoes? her goals are to lift a little, do a few wods, and do some road races and mud runs, nothing competitive.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: new shoes for my wife?

I've had three different variants of the Minimus shoes and they're about as versatile as shoes get. I wear them for pretty much everything other than heavy squats and Olympic lifting. If she likes them there's no reason not to get the same thing or an updated model.
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I've had three different variants of the Minimus shoes and they're about as versatile as shoes get. I wear them for pretty much everything other than heavy squats and Olympic lifting. If she likes them there's no reason not to get the same thing or an updated model.
but how about them holding up over 3 years? theyre still in tact, but i'm wondering if they are shot w/ out enough protection for her anymore. that said, i know the whole purpose is for them to be minimal, so does it really matter if they're worn down?
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Re: new shoes for my wife?

Dunno, then it would depend on how much abuse they've taken over that time. As long as there aren't holes in them she's probably fine continuing to wear them.
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but how about them holding up over 3 years? theyre still in tact, but i'm wondering if they are shot w/ out enough protection for her anymore. that said, i know the whole purpose is for them to be minimal, so does it really matter if they're worn down?
Good thing about minimus shoes is there isn't much to wear down... as long as the soles and uppers are in tact you should be good to go.

Typical running shoes have layers of padding that have a finite life (measured in miles). After a certain number of miles the foam breaks down and makes the shoes less usable.
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