Minimalist Training Boot

MINI-MiL® Series

Narrated by:Glen Becker,
Chief Sales Officer, Belleville Boot Company


A true minimalist boot featuring a 2mm "drop" between the heel & forefoot, the MINI-MiL®  is designed specifically for the conditioned warrior athlete currently training in minimalist athletic footwear. This quick-drying unlined boot is not only highly breathable, but lightweight too - weighing less than 2 lbs a pair.

  • Height:  8" (Standard Military Height)
  • Upper:  100% cattlehide leather & 1000 denier Cordura® nylon
  • Midsole:  2 millimeter, die-cut shock dispersing midsole
  • Outsole:  Exclusive VIBRAM "TARSUS" oil & slip resistant rubber
  • Insole:  Single density molded EVA


  • 2 millimeter heel to toe "drop"
  • Highly breathable unlined upper
  • Double & triple stiched seams for enhanced durability
  • Padded Achilles support
  • Convenient pull-on loop
  • Weighs approximately 16 ounces per half pair

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING: If you are wearing the MINI-MiL® for the first time or have not previously trained in minimalist footwear such as Vibram® FiveFingers, we encourage a very gradual transition as you will be using new muscles in the feet and lower legs. We recommend wearing the MINI-MiL® for 1 – 2 hour intervals the first few weeks. Gradually increase usage as your body strengthens and adapts.

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Reviewer: Robert A. Franklyn
05/08/2014 01:07am
GREAT TRAINING BOOT - Belleville you did it again!
Reviewer: Jim Young
05/08/2014 12:08am
Outstanding Minimalist training boot. Have five pairs of boots from Belleville and can't voice one complaint.
Reviewer: David Farrell
11/26/2013 03:21pm
These boots have a great minimalist concept but they need a few tweaks. I have narrow but long feet so I had to go through the shipping woes of two different sizes. Once I wore them for a few days, I started having a problem with the heel design rubbing and cutting in on my ankles. I added an insert into raise my heel up a little but now the toe box is cramped. I really enjoyed the idea and the initial feel of these boots with the low-drop but they need some work to accommodate thin feet and eliminate the ankle problem.
Reviewer: Adam Larson
12/28/2012 06:34pm
Wearing these boots for the first time today and love them so far. I've been wearing five fingers and other minimalist shoes for about 2 years now, and until now have only had relatively heavy, thick boots to wear in uniform. These boots are super light, have a low profile outsole, a wide toe box, and very little heel to toe drop. Keep in mind; they are still much more substantial and supportive than any minimalist sneaker. However, they are about as close to the “barefoot feel” as you can get in a military boot, and are extremely comfortable, especially compared to any military boots I have worn for the past 12 years. I expect that they will be even more comfortable once they break in and the leather loosens up a bit. I pre-ordered these boots the moment I saw them available, paid full price for them, and have no regrets in doing so.

A note on sizing: These boots run a bit smaller than other Belleville’s I have had. I am a US 10.5 in both the 610Z and the 650ST boots. In these TR103’s I went with a US 11, and probably could go to an 11.5. The 11 is just barely big enough and I think will be perfect once they break in and stretch out a little.
Reviewer: Andrew Nowakowski
11/23/2012 06:02am
this product seems ideal and is greatly needed. i do not own a pair yet because i just found out about them 20 minutes ago. i wont be able to speak of true quality yet but i feel that the approach take makes them in concept a five out of five product. i personally will be using them for hiking and trekking will no military training. i would really like to see a version of this for wet conditions. i live in maine and i would like to use them and be comfortable during active use in January. thanks for heading this initiative.
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