New Balance MT110 - how can the best trail shoe ever be only 35 quid?

OK, so the thread title is only my opinion, but having used my New Balance MT110s on shingle, mud, grass and tarmac, I can safely say they are wonderful. And weirdly they are only £34.99 at Sports Direct, of all places. How they can be so cheap is anyone's guess.

I must admit I was sceptical that they would even sell a 'proper' running shoe at Sport Direct - especially as many of the staff, let alone the customers, look like Greggs loyalty card holders. But it is true, they do. At a reasonable price. Let's hope Anton Krupicka doesn't find out that a massive chain store is flogging his signature shoes at a snip.

But it begs the question: if we can get the MT110 for the price of a pair of designer flip-flops, how come other so-called minimal shoes cost so much?


  • they sell pretty much the whole asics range of running shoes too so they do sell proper running shoes aswell 

  • Went and tried them on - they're horribly narrow, unfortunately. Why oh why are most of the mainstream running shoe manufacturers, in dipping their toe into the minimalist marked, making their shoes on such a narrow last?

  • Hog-mouseHog-mouse ✭✭✭

    I agree, too many running shoes are too narrow in the forefoot.
    A lot of these cheaper stores are selling less mainastream running shoes, quite often cheaper than you can buy them from more traditional running shops.

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