New Balance RC 5000 Minimalist Running Shoe

Jul 6, 2012
Outside Magazine
A minimalist running shoe witho

A minimalist running shoe without a typical outsole    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

How minimalist can a running shoe get? New Balance ditched the entire outsole on the 3.2-ounce RC 5000: where you typically have a slab of rubber, there are only rows of rubberized dots and spikes. The result is one of the lightest running shoes you’ll find. The shoemaker says it’s perfect for 10Ks, though its estimated lifespan is just 124 miles.

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