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I was going to run the Knoxville Marathon in these but didn’t get the time to break them in for the race. I’ve been putting all of my miles on the NB-MT10 for the last few months, not running in my Vibrams or any other shoe. I got used to the 4mm drop in these and was surprised that I could notice a marked difference when running in the new Zero’s. I’ve been getting a slight tightening in the calf and achilles after running in them. This just means I’m out of minimal running practice, time to do some barefooting again.
The shoe itself is decent, I don’t have any major issues with them. The main complaint is they don’t fit like a glove as the MT10 does. There’s a looseness inside the shoe where my for-foot is sliding and shifting around more than I’d like. The toe box feels a little “puffy.” The MT10 has the strap that keeps my foot in place so I can have a better grip on the twisting and winding trails.On the road this is less critical I realize, but still a minor annoyance.
Running on the road with a shoe that was meant for the trails is O.K. I’ll keep the Zero in my normal rotation because its still a very good shoe, but I think I’ll keep using the MT10 for any races, even on the roads.
I need to go out and buy up as many of the original MT10 now that they are cheap and before they inevitably start messing with the design.