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Mens Newton Running Motion Running Shoe

Men's Newton Running Motion

Item #NWT100
MSRP:$174.95

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Men's NEWTON® RUNNING MOTION :: Newton® Running shoes are designed around the philosophy that midfoot/forefoot running is the most natural, efficient and healthy way for you to run. The men's Newton® Running Motion is an award-winning stability trainer for those needing support for pronation, but don't want to sacrifice the responsiveness of a lightweight trainer or race-ready running shoe. 9.6 ounces

Features & Benefits:

  • Open air mesh: Highly breathable and fast-drying
  • Minimal anatomical support strapping: Provides support and comfort
  • Bilateral stretch panels: For comfort and fit
  • High rebound light-weight midsole: Offers firm cushioning
  • Medial posting: Controls early to late-stage pronaton
  • Biomechanical forefoot plate and flex grooves: Increases communication between foot and the ground
  • Carbon rubber heel: Increased durablilty
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  • Country of Origin: China

Very different, good shoe

4

I was mulling over this purchase for a few months because of the price of the shoe. Got the VIP Discount so I went for it. It's a very different feel with the actuator lugs. I'm a heel striker and wanted to correct my form and this has been helpful. Take Newton Running seriously with their recommendation of "breaking into the shoe" because you will need to. I think if I were to get another pair, I would get the Sir Isaac S because the bottom looks like it would provide more traction, the actuator lugs are not so pronounced, and its not so breathable and would have a more normal upper. The upper on the Newton Motion is very light, and you can see your toes through them. I think I will freeze my toes even with thick socks on and dirt and grime and salt will get in the shoe in the Winter time. I run about 25 miles a week and got these at a time I wasn't training for anything in particular so I wasn't upset about switching shoes around to break into them. Definitely more sore calves than I've been used to, but it's helped me with my form greatly. You can heel strike in these, but it will feel awful, so you will quickly correct it.

Ben

Chicago, IL

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Great shoes

5

I've run in Brooks Ravena's and Brooks Green Silence for the last year because I have a wide foot and appreciate the wide toebox on both shoes. I train for 1/2 and full marathon's and recently picked up a pair of Newton's. Within a week and 25 miles I was convinced. The shoes are great, very comfortable, great forefoot width fits my foot perfectly. The shoe takes a little getting used to because of the lugs on the forefoot but it doesn't take long. I know they say break them in slowly but I took my first run in them and went for 6 miles felt incredible a week after my first run with them I ran a 10k race and set a PR. If you happen to military like myself they offer a great military discount of [$] on any of their shoes just shoot them an e-mail. Great shoes give them a try.

nodnarb11b

Manhattan, KS

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Bought second pair

5

I'm now on my second pair b/c I have really come to appreciate the technology in these shoes. I do use a heat moldable orthotic (Dean Kanazes, sp? by SOLE) and the shoe functions great. I have arthritic kneecaps (I'll spare you the technical name) and these shoes do not aggrevate or worsen the symptons. In fact, I think the problem is slightly less with these shoes when compared to the Nike Equalon I usually wear. I have not run over 6 - 7 miles at one time in the Newtons, but use the shoes in triathlons b/c a sock is not required (no blisters). I am a little dissapointed in the wear of the heel. Although I am a mid-foot striker naturally, the heel seems to be wearing quickly. I think a little more carbon rubber in the heel would be worth considering by Newton.

tridaddy

southeastt

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Looking to buy a 3rd pair of Newtons

4

Like some, I wasn't to keen on the price but with Roadrunner giving a good deal (secret shoe sale and being VIP) I gave it a shot with the Motion and Distance S models. A little over 300 miles on the Motion and close to 200 on the Distance S, I am looking on getting another pair for training. They breathe well and are comfortable. I use them for training only (using racing flats for events) and I believe they have helped my form and ability to run two-a-days more often. Definitely a break in period for me was needed as I had to really focus on midfoot strikes at easy/moderate paces. Metatarsals also felt some aches -- which I think may from adapting to the front lugs. Overall, I am satisfied with the Motions and will be looking towards another pair (which I hope they have a 2011 line up to change colors and style).

Snail Race Pace

Fremont, Ca

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I'm never going back from my Newtons.

5

I was a long-time heel striker, and for years I would shy away from running because it caused me pain. I started running 10K's and half marathons a couple years ago and tried my first pair of Newtons after my first season of serious running. I've made the transition to a more midfoot/forefoot strike, and the Newtons have been absolutely amazing. I never thought a 9-ounce pair of minimalist shoes would be the most comfortable things this 200-pound runner has ever worn. I'm training for my first marathon now and haven't had any of the pains of the past. If you're limiting your running because of pain, get these shoes, and while you're at it pick up a copy of Joe Friel's "Evolution Running" DVD. It'll change your running forever.

Dr Pete

DC Metro, MD

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Frank Shorter is a believer!

5

The legend Frank Shorter is a Newton convert. Yes it is true! Also, if you know your running history then you know who Rod Dixon is. He also has switched to Newtons. Frank Shorter was wearing these at The San Diego Rock n Roll expo. I asked him about it and he says he loves them. He is an Attorney so I believe him. LOL! Seriously! It has a mild medial firmness (Mild posting) that helps with mild pronation so when you get tired and your form starts to get ugly. This company is brilliant and the shoes are amazing. The greatest adventure racer of all time is Ian Adamson and he works for them. He trains and races in NEWTONS and still kicks butt after all of these years.

A believer

SkepticVille, California

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Read only if you wish to fly...

5

As a recently addicted runner, I have been looking for a shoe, complete with its own energy source. The first law of thermodynamics states 'energy can be neither created nor destroyed.' Newton would disagree. This is a lightweight, comfortable shoe particularly suited for moderate distance runs (10K). The Action/Reaction technology, stemming from Newton's third law of Motion: 'For every ACTION, there is an equal and opposite REACTION' is true to its descriptive wording. Though initially cognizant of the 'Land-Lever-Lift' sensation provided by the four external actuator lugs, with time I was pleasantly more focused upon my diminishing times.

DrYobo

Pittsburgh, PA

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Trying the Newtons

4

I ordered a pair of these to see what all the hype is about. I don't run much anymore due to knee pain. the catalog says to order up 1/2 size, so that's what I did. these shoes seem to be well-made, albeit pretty ugly to my eye. even at 1/2 size up, the toe box feels tight, but not terrible (note: I am using my custom orthotics). I have not been able to use them much, but so far, I really like the more-forward orientation, it makes my knees feel a lot better. so far I am glad I tried them. might end up trading them in for another size due to the toe box issue; jury is still out on that--but I think I have bought my last pair of heel-striker running shoes.

bjec1248

Memphis

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Great engineering but not for me

3

The concept of the shoe is great. If my right foot was as efficient as my left I would swear by these shoes. Problem is my right foot is not biomechanically efficient enough to keep up with the pace and stride of my left (dominate) foot. I developed medial ankle pain and later soreness in outer metatarsals. I tried to roll back mileage and train my way thru it but it didn't work. I had not one problem with my left, it was beautiful. The shoes are very light and fast ! I wish I could keep them but had to send them back and head back to the Adrenaline. Give them a shot if they work for you you won't be sorry. With RRS you can always send them back.

Grant

Lafayette LA

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Love These Shoes!

5

I am 5 foot 10, 122 pounds and run 30-32 miles a week. For years, I wore Mizuno's but switched to these after reading the reviews. My feet take a trashing and I wanted to find a shoe that would be kinder and this is it. I eased them into my running routine over 2 weeks and this time was absolutely needed as my leg muscles felt the difference at first but adapted quickly. I use them for long runs, tempos, and my speed work and am a convert. For me, the best running shoe I ever used, hands down.

ADP

West Palm Beach, FLorida

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AWESOME!!!!!

5

These are awesome!!!! Last year my knee was hurting so bad that I thought my running days were over. Even the doctors told me to quit running. Luckily I met a guy in the gym who was into the "barefoot running" movement and he recommended the Newtons, and I am glad he did!!! It took a few runs to get used to them, but now I'm pain free!! This is my 4th pair! YAY!

Tri4Fun

winston-salem, NC

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Newton Running Motion

5

I have been running in Newtons for 2 years now and love them. They have improved my foot strike, balance, and running form which have improved my efficiency. It took about 2 weeks to get use to them (about 5 runs). The biggest pro's are: lightweight and cushioning, so I can train and race in them. Overall a great shoe that I will continue to race/train in.

Tony D.

New Smyrna Beach, Fl

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So I've been a Asics ...

5

So I've been a Asics Kayano loyalist for the better part of 10 years. Every shoe I've switched to has caused me more harm than good, except these. I was at an Ironman Expo and tried these on. I was skeptical, but I was definitely interested, so this off season, I purchased a pair. A major thing about the Newtons is that you notice your quads don't work as hard . And that's a plus considering I've had Ironman seasons derailed because of IT issues

Douglas L

Undisclosed

Great product, priced too high

4

This is my second review to post, I ditched the nike equalons and bought Brook Launch to complement my Newtons. Newtons outperform Brook Launch also. I bought Launch b/c of price but it doesn't compare to Newton when it comes to relieving chondromalacia symptons and pain. I gave Newtons a 4.0 rating b/c I wish they were a little less expensive and there was more carbon rubber in the heel.

tridaddy

Chattanooga, TN

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Best Technology To Date

5

Overall...outstanding product with great technology. As a Clydesdale (>200 lbs) runner, the shoe pounds down a little sooner than I would like, but hey....that's my problem, not the shoes......

DAD

Clearwater, Florida

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Great stability in a naturalist shoe

4

I really like this shoe. I've owned 3 generations of this shoe and it's still a winning culmination of technology and comfort. The toe box seems a little wide on this iteration, but other than that I have absolutely no complaints. Great shoe!

Michael the Triathlete

Denton, TX

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Technology that works -- not a gimmick

5

Used these to train for four marathons this year. Excellent for people who are already mid- to forefoot strikers. Not sure it makes you run any faster, but if you're already up on your forefeet, it makes running much more comfortable.

Ed 26.2

Lexington, MA

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Superb comfort and light stability

5

3rd pair of Newtons...tried the Isaacs and Isaac S and both were excellent...the Motions are faster and lighter, yet still accommodated my full length orthotics...don't be afraid to try these wonderful shoes...

Dino

Florida

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Great product/concept

4

1. Learn how to run w/ proper form. These shoes don't make you run properly, they enhance proper running technique. 2. Break these in s-l-o-w-l-y or you run the risk of Achilles/calf issues 3. Run and enjoy

Iceman

Orlando, FL

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AWESOME!!!

5

I have had NO knee pain since I started wearing Newton's and getting my running form straightened out. These are definitely the best shoes I have EVER worn! Highly recommend!

Crash

Winston-Salem

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best sport shoes I ever tried!

5

I run around 80 miles per week. First it feels unusual, since the different muscle groups working. When you get used to it- it's a best running shoes I ever have!

Alex the Dolphin

North Miami

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Great shoe but the lug said no!

4

These shoes fit and feel great but the lug said no. I so want to race with these shoes. So I tried them again, You just need to be on your fore foot always...or else!

Gregg

Newport Beach, CA.

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I am on my second pair ...

5

I am on my second pair and am an enthusiastic supporter of this shoe and the philosophy behind it. There is for sure a slow break in period--no 10 mile runs right out of the box. The payoff is less muscle soreness and a definite feeling of speed not seen with what I call "conventional" running shoes. The caveat is a potential strain to the legs in adopting a forefoot running style that demands more out of your calf muscles and achilles (I had a bout of tendinitis) but is kinder to your knees. This shoe is meant for smooth surfaces because of the 4 forefoot "bars" that stick out and is not suitable for trails/real uneven surfaces because you can trip catching the "bars." I wear orthotics and am a moderate overpronator. To me the biggest flaw is the price.

psw

Undisclosed

I've been a runner for ...

4

I've been a runner for over 40 years and have alsway had to purchase stability plus shoes b/c I basically have no arch. Even in my stability shoes I use a heat moldable orthotic. I never thought that a lightweight shoe would work for me. I purchased a pair of Newton Motions and inserted my orthotics. I'm a mid to fore foot striker so adjusting to the shoe took little time. Overall my work out pace has decreased 20 to 40 seconds per mile. These shoes are not support shoes, you must think about your running. So for no plantar pain or issues. I would have given the shoe 5 stars but I'm still skeptical. I will race in the shoes in a couple of weeks and that will be the real test. One down side the shoes are expensive. I can't afford to purchase multiple pairs.

J. Ainsworth

Undisclosed

Poor Mechanics? Buy this shoe!

5

With someone whose mechanics are not perfect, and re-occuring postierior tibial tendonitis, this shoe is keeping me injury free. Highly Recommend!

TriKeith

Fortson Georgia

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Fact or fad

3

The Newton "model" is interesting and has potential. I tried these shoes because my former shoe was discontinued and discovered that the Newton is well engineered and fits snugly, but not too tight. The exaggerated forefoot cushioning prevents you from heal-striking and as I'm a "mid-foot" runner, I thought this would be fine. I discovered, however, that my stride changed in these shoes, which is the intention of the shoe. In fact, you're instructed to slowly train yourself to run in them. This might have been fine if I wasn't looking for a reliable training/racing shoe and it would have taken a lot of time to determine if these would have filled that role so I returned them [...]. I'm also not convinced that forcing people to become fore- or mid-foot runners is anything more than a fad.

Moscow Dan

Moscow, ID

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Most Recent Pair Disappointing

4

I have worn Newtons before and I have had pretty good success with them but my most recent pair seemed to be much firmer and I wonder if the lugs were not flexing as much as they should. Just a stiff pair or have they made them to be a more stiff ride? I may try the Gravity that are more neutral. The Newtons now seem to wear better compared to the early pairs, particularly if you trying to reform from being a heel striker. As a masters runner, I do like more cushioning. So I would recommend the Gravity or the lighter trainers. For those that like a stiffer ride and more control, you may like the Motion. I give them a 4 because I have had good luck with previous pairs, this most recent may be just a lemon.

Masters Dan

Chesapeake

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Ive followed Newton for 2 ...

5

Ive followed Newton for 2 yrs. online and on the triathlon circuit. Understand the forefoot concept and the actuator lugs technology. Have always ran in the Asics Kayano's even though I changed my gait to forefoot 1 year ago after much research on proper running form. Once RRS picked them up I ordered. Im 6'6 215lbs. do plenty of road miles running and cycling. Hesitant of the weight of shoe but still very anxious to try out. Did 7 miles my first run regardless of the 1mile maximum slow break-in recommendation. Can honestly say,"Wow" Believe the hype, its all true!

Rico Bolivar Portland,OR

Undisclosed

These are fine shoes - ...

3

These are fine shoes - but they're way overpriced. I'm not sure if they actually promote a forefoot stride, perhaps more of a midfoot ladning. They do make my gait more efficient; that is, my footstrike seems to fall consistently under my center of gravity. This is partly because the Newtons encourage a shorter turn-over. I've heard of folks who notice a faster pace in the Newtons...but if anything, I'm a little slower in the Newtons. This is a good shoe overall. Just doesn't deliver at the current price.

Joe

Undisclosed

Newtons are the best!

5

I bought these shoes because I am transitioning into minimalistic running. They are wonderful because they have a small heal and they really encourage a proper midsole foot strike. These shoes have also helped me feel more comfortable with a shorten stride and a 180 cadence foot strike. Newton's are the best. These shoes also go great with the Distance S performance racers! Another great benefit is that Newton gives you a 30 day trial period with all of their shoes. If you don't like them, you can send them back for a FULL refund.

Samp Runner

Pittsburgh, PA

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1.    be moore rated this product 2 stars
Sun, November 15,2009:
I love the ide of these shoes because i am a midfoot/forefoot runner. But for the last few weeks ive been suffering some lower leg pains (shin splints) I bought the newton motions hoping they would offer sme relief only to find the pain has gotten significantly worse. I do not downgrade this shoe it is innovative and smart , but its just not for me
2.    Douglas L rated this product 5 stars
Thu, November 12,2009:
So I've been a Asics Kayano loyalist for the better part of 10 years. Every shoe I've switched to has caused me more harm than good, except these. I was at an Ironman Expo and tried these on. I was skeptical, but I was definitely interested, so this off season, I purchased a pair. A major thing about the Newtons is that you notice your quads don't work as hard . And that's a plus considering I've had Ironman seasons derailed because of IT issues
3.    J. Ainsworth rated this product 4 stars
Fri, September 25,2009:
I've been a runner for over 40 years and have alsway had to purchase stability plus shoes b/c I basically have no arch. Even in my stability shoes I use a heat moldable orthotic. I never thought that a lightweight shoe would work for me. I purchased a pair of Newton Motions and inserted my orthotics. I'm a mid to fore foot striker so adjusting to the shoe took little time. Overall my work out pace has decreased 20 to 40 seconds per mile. These shoes are not support shoes, you must think about your running. So for no plantar pain or issues. I would have given the shoe 5 stars but I'm still skeptical. I will race in the shoes in a couple of weeks and that will be the real test. One down side the shoes are expensive. I can't afford to purchase multiple pairs.
4.    Joe rated this product 3 stars
Thu, September 03,2009:
These are fine shoes - but they're way overpriced. I'm not sure if they actually promote a forefoot stride, perhaps more of a midfoot ladning. They do make my gait more efficient; that is, my footstrike seems to fall consistently under my center of gravity. This is partly because the Newtons encourage a shorter turn-over. I've heard of folks who notice a faster pace in the Newtons...but if anything, I'm a little slower in the Newtons. This is a good shoe overall. Just doesn't deliver at the current price.
5.    G. Harris rated this product 5 stars
Wed, September 02,2009:
Been running for 32 years and thought my days of running were over because of my knee pain. By the 4th run in these shoes no knee pain and have not had any since. Yes there is a break in period so follow the guidelines. Yes they are expensive but they do offer a military discount. I have two pairs and will not run in any other shoe.
6.    Kenneth rated this product 5 stars
Sat, August 29,2009:
These shoes are great. I have put about 150 miles on the shoes and I have never had a pair feel better. I have always been a forefoot striker, so I had little adjustment to make with these shoes. My training times went down from the first workout and continue to improve. These shoes are well worth the additional cost.
7.    Rico Bolivar Portland,OR rated this product 5 stars
Thu, August 13,2009:
Ive followed Newton for 2 yrs. online and on the triathlon circuit. Understand the forefoot concept and the actuator lugs technology. Have always ran in the Asics Kayano's even though I changed my gait to forefoot 1 year ago after much research on proper running form. Once RRS picked them up I ordered. Im 6'6 215lbs. do plenty of road miles running and cycling. Hesitant of the weight of shoe but still very anxious to try out. Did 7 miles my first run regardless of the 1mile maximum slow break-in recommendation. Can honestly say,"Wow" Believe the hype, its all true!
8.    spchung rated this product 5 stars
Wed, August 05,2009:
I love these shoes ran 3 miles the first day. Second day ran 7 miles, put on my new balance to finish my run and my shoes felted like lead boots. I'm planning to buy another pair in a few months. I have to save up.
9.    z-man rated this product 5 stars
Fri, July 31,2009:
This is my second pair of Newtons. I too also believe in the company's philosophy with the shoes. There is a definite break in period with these shoes. Don't do what I did and run 20 miles the first week. Around week 3 I ended up tearing my soleus muscle. Doctor said I was trying to adapt too fast to new shoes and going over the 10% rule. I'm going to buy my third pair soon so I can run in a different pair for each day I run. Just wish that the shoes were a little cheaper.
10.    psw rated this product 5 stars
Fri, July 31,2009:
I am on my second pair and am an enthusiastic supporter of this shoe and the philosophy behind it. There is for sure a slow break in period--no 10 mile runs right out of the box. The payoff is less muscle soreness and a definite feeling of speed not seen with what I call "conventional" running shoes. The caveat is a potential strain to the legs in adopting a forefoot running style that demands more out of your calf muscles and achilles (I had a bout of tendinitis) but is kinder to your knees. This shoe is meant for smooth surfaces because of the 4 forefoot "bars" that stick out and is not suitable for trails/real uneven surfaces because you can trip catching the "bars." I wear orthotics and am a moderate overpronator. To me the biggest flaw is the price.
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