Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe

Men's Newton Running Gravity

Item #NWT104
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Men's NEWTON® RUNNING GRAVITY :: 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 Gravity is the premier performance neutral trainer that will make you feel like you're floating on air. Advanced forefoot and heel impact absorption reduces the shock of each step on pavement to keep legs fresher longer. 9.4 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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
  • Biomechanical forefoot plate and flex grooves: Increases communication between foot and the ground
  • Carbon rubber heel: Increased durablilty
  • Rearfoot technology cradles the heel as the foot settles: Offers protection and cushion
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  • Country of Origin: China

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Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (39)
  • Comfortable (39)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Fast (29)
  • Cushions impact (25)

Cons

  • Poor traction (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (41)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      45% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (36 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Expensive, but bang for buck

By wsjinames

from Iowa

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not good off road

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

There is a lot out there about the Newton line, and I won't try to argue one way or another about that. However, if you're reading this, the odds are that you are interested in the Newtons but are put off by the very high price. My experience is that these shoes give very long wear if you run with "Newtonian" form. If you try to use them as a heel-striker, they won't be comfortable, and the heel will wear out relatively quickly. But if you learn the midfoot/forefoot strike and use it well, it is not uncommon to get well over 500 miles out of a pair. This makes the bang-for-buck calculation a lot simpler.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Newtons are the real deal!

By mase310

from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Flexible
  • Lightweight
  • Low Heel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

    I have used both the 2009 Newton Gravity shoes (red) and the 2010 model (blue). Been using Newtons for running since Dec 2009 and haven't turned back (previously used Nike, Mizuno, Brooks without any fitting and performing as well as Newtons). I use Gravitys for most of my training and use the Newton Distance for fast training and races (10k - marathon). These shoes are very flexible and breathable. The best thing about them is the added mid/forefoot cushioning and the reduced heel height. I was looking for shoes that get the heel out of the way so I can run the way I like to (mid-foot strike) and I am so glad I found these. Before Dec 2009 I was constantly battling knee pain, since switching to Newtons I have zere knee pain and I run twice as much. When I switch to my Mizuno Waveriders once in a while I start to feel the precursor to knee pain after about 6 miles of running. The recovery with the Newtons is amazing. I ran the 2010 LA Marathon in the Newton Gravity beating my goal by 20 minutes and had zero knee pain and woke up the next morning and ran. I'm able to run half marathons back to back weekends no problem. 6 months ago, before using Newtons that would be impossible. Sure, I've done some other things to prevent injury and speed recovery, but I really feel these Newtons are necessary for me. Because it helps to allow me to run as much as I want to and when I want to, it has not only improved my speed (35 seconds faster pace in the half-marathon) but it really has improved my life. This is the real thing.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Awesome shoes. ...

    By Chandramouli

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

    Absolutely Awesome shoes. I ran a 22 miler @ 7:30 pace and for the first time my legs did'nt feel fatigued. Never felt so good after a 22 miler. Always been sceptical of all the expensive stuff and their claims. But these shoes are worth it, if you run forefoot/midfoot.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    amazing shoe

    By cyclenow

    from nc

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

      I have been running for 25 years and was an off on on heel striker. I finally learned how to run correctly after all of these years. I changed my form to the barefoot running style and bought these shoes. It is difficult to heel strike in these, thats a good thing. my last marathon was in 1999 I stay injured so much I never make through the training period to get to that marathon. I have ran in these shoes for 3 weeks and am doing a 1/2 marathon next week. this new running form along with the newton gravity shoe has turned my thoughts about running upside down. I feel I can train more with no injuries and I will run another marathon before the end of the year

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Awesome!

      By Mojotwo

      from San Diego, Ca

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

        I bought these to rotate with the Newtons Racers. These are just as awesome as the Racers. The Gravitys have a more durable heel than the Racers. I will never run in another shoe besides Newtons. Believe the hype! Midfoot strike is more natural and easier on the body.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I liked how these shoes ...

        By AB in Seattle

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

        I liked how these shoes felt on some 10 mile runs but the durability is poor. Inside of heel wearing and the sole actuator lugs after only 50 miles.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great shoe!

        By John

        from Metairie, LA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Traction

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

        I've been running for nearly 20 years now and as I've gotten older, heavier, and slower had gone from being a forefoot runner in my high school cross country days to a heel striker. After an ITB injury last February while training for a marathon, I went back to basics with a hard look at my form. I also discovered that barefoot running on the grass didn't hurt my ITB, but a 1/2 mile in my fat heeled running shoes and I'd be limping to the car. After some research, I ended up with these because they are supposed to encourage forefoot running. They do! I transitioned to them slowly as recommended, and yes they did give my calves a workout at first. But what a difference! I'm back to being a forefoot runner and running better than I have been in years. I have 500 miles and 2 marathons on my first pair with no injuries, not even a blister! (And I have always had problems with bilsters on distance runs). I even think that these shoes get better after the lugs wear down a bit. I'm now breaking in my 2nd pair. What can I say? They're not the best for trails or inclement weather, but they are great running shoes!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love 'em!

        By Matt

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Traction

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

        I'm on my third pair of Newton Distance which I use for intervals, 5K - half marathon races and triathlons. I'm marathon training and have been searching for a long distance trainer. I tried Nike and NB lightweight performance trainers with no luck. I have 60 miles on my Gravity's and I now plan to train and race solely in Newtons. There're more durable than the racers and just a fraction heavier. I may even race my marathon in them.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic shoe!!

        By Marti

        from Philadephia, PA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

        I converted to forefoot running and bought into the notion of Chi/Barefoot technique several years ago - and the results have been phenomenal. Now, don't assume that your just going to jump into these shoes and run carefree, something has to give and that something is usually your calves. They will need a very long period to adapt (for me 6-8 months), and I found that strength training and stretching, along with compression sleeves have prevented strains. Also, get the shoe 1/2 to a whole size large, depending on how much/far you run - feet swell and I experienced swelling and neuritis/impingement syndromes with my feet usually at mile 10 because of wearing a size smaller.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fits like a sock--this is good

        By Frank

        from Baltimore

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

          These shoes are definitely a different 'paradigm' from the traditional running shoe. They seems to be not too bulky (like many running shoes) and well-designed. I like that fact that Newton actually sends its reps around who do formal presentation on running. And they're a small company, which I like. They're not trying to be the next Nike.

          The shoe fits me great. They're so comfortable that I've taken to running in them w/o socks. And I've had none of the report calf/achilles problems that some being experience because there isn't much support in the heel.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A shoe to stick with

          By miller2300

          from Royersford, PA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

            After years of being a heel striker and numerous overuse injuries, I switched to a midfoot/forefoot strike. I made the transition with Nike stability shoes. I then went right to the Newton Gravity (sans stability). I've been running in these for a few weeks, logging about 20-30 miles a week without issue. The first 1 or 2 runs yielded sore tissue around the ankles and calves, but this is to be expected as Newton recommends a short break in period.

            I would not recommend this shoe to a heel striker; that's not the type of runner these shoes are designed for.

            I've read mixed reviews about the durability of the shoe. But, two very avid and fast runners I know have been getting well over 18+ months out of them. Time will tell.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best shoe in 40 years

            By Papa John

            from Satsuma, Al.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Cost

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

            I am a 60yo runner of 40 years and have had every "itis" known to runners. As a converted heal striker I was making progress but improved dramaticly when I began using the Gravity. I run with greater comfort and increased speed with less effort. For me, these shoes are the best I have ever run in. Great quality, great comfort, great shoe and you become quicker. what more could you ask for?

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No Complaints

            By Altitude Triathlon

            from Breckenridge

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

              I actually do ALL of my runs in Newtons. I do not need motion control, so I use the Gravity. The all weather shoe which I also own is a bit more controlled, but still comfortable. I wish these were not so expensive and a bit more durable, but still, it is the ONLY shoe I am training or racing in, whether it be trail, road or Ironman.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I have to say that this ...

              By Mikhail

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

              I have to say that this is one of the best shoes I have ever had. It is light and very good. I used to be a "heel-striker" but I got this shoes to help me to adjust my running from heel to forefoot and it worked. I really enjoy running. It is better on my knees and I feel great. I suggest to be very careful with how you break them in because if you are a heel-stiker then you will need to take your time to adjust your running technic to "fit" Newton style. It is not for everyone but it is really good. The only concern I have with the shoe is when running on wet roads - the sole design is not really made for wet surface and thus you have to be careful when running on wet asphalt.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              If you are into natural ...

              By Sean in Tampa

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

              If you are into natural running on the forefoot(barefoot/pose/chi) then you will love this shoe. They are lightweight and give energy back with every stride. I have never felt so comfortable running in ANY shoe as I have in these.

               
              5.0

              The best shoe

              By Wardog

              from Qatar

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • pricey

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

              Ok, I have been in the Army for 24 years and have done a lot of running in my day. After knee surgery last year from a skiing accident, I had to learn to run again. At first, I progressed back to my daily routine but noticed a lot of heal and knee pain. I switched to these shoes based a friends recommendation. I am glad I did. Running is actually enjoyable again with no pain. I have decreased my average mile time by 25 seconds and am running like a young Soldier again. I normally wear a size 9 in other shoes but wear a size 9 1/2 in Newtons. Definitely go up a 1/2 size. I usually run about 20-25 miles a week and have had these shoes for about 8 months. They still look good. The only issue I have with the shoes is the price. If they were around $80-100 I would own several pairs. I just stick with one at a time and use my Asics as backup.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              great shoe

              By Run fast or die

              from Decatur, IN

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Traction

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

              Great shoe!! I have used it from 5k distance to marathon distance. It did awesome no matter the run. They lasted over 600 miles. Hear people say Newton's science is not true but if you buy Newtons and really want to change to a forefoot runner they will help you run injury free and achieve many PRs. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is they lack traction on turns. Otherwise wonderful.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Saved my knee

              By Mark

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                Contrary to what most people say, I get close to 500 miles out of these shoes.They are rather expensive, but since I have been wearing them (4 pairs in about 1.5 years), I have yet to have any injuries, meaning no PT or Doctor appointments which more than pays for the shoes.That said, when I first started, I was overly excited and ran 5 miles the first day. My calves screamed about the abuse for at least two weeks. So, start out slow, maybe 1 mile per workout day for 4 runs, then 2 miles for 3 runs, and 3 miles for 2 runs, then 4, then 5. Do look at the videos and other information about running style on [@].These shoes encourage you to run on your mid to fore foot and you can look at the soles to see how you are doing. If you are considering the vibram five fingers, maybe start with the Newton Running and then move to vibram five fingers.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Nice shoe!

                By Nvst1961

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Minimalist

                Cons

                • Poor Traction
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                This shoe is light and comfortable, fits orthotics well. I've worn Newtons for a couple of years and believe they've helped injury issues. They do wear out fairly quickly, though. Overall, a great shoe. Well made and well thought out product.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Best shoes ever

                By KD

                from Tampa, FL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                  No more pain since I started wearing these shoes.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Newton Defies Gravity

                  By Robert

                  from Pahrump, NV

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Great with Jeans
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                    Five days a week I walk a mile to and from work. I teach kindergarten and the shoes are flexible enough for the ups and downs of a busy classroom. But the greatest thing about the Gravity shoes is that the first pair, the shoes with a picture of Sir Isaac in the insole, saved my knees. I've run four half marathons since changing to the Newtons, and each run has been faster than the last. I can run again, and walk afterwards! I now own four pair of Newton shoes. I also have narrow feet, and the shoes are comfortable with every day and running socks. Once out of the wash and they look and fit like new. Now that's quality!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Read

                    By Pedro

                    from Manhattan Beach,CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Barefoot run with shoes
                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                      I am 43 and have just learned how to run properly. I ran periodically in my 20s and 30s but always gave up because of knee pain. Since taking up Triathalon last year I have been teaching myself technique in all 3 sports. With running, I am amazed at how strength training the hips and core, increasing cadence to 90-95 (as measured by my Garmin 405 and gamin foot pod) and learning how to run with a mid foot strike has enabled me to run pain free for the first time in my life. And the bonus is that I am faster than I ever was in my 20s (not saying that much with me, but this is my mid-life crisis so I am fairly obsessed with getting as fast as I can even at my advanced age). So stop buying shoes that work against 2 million years of evolution. These shoes encourage you to run with a mid or fore foot strike as if you were running barefoot but obviously without all the negative aspects of barefoot running. If you are running more than 10 miles a week, you should follow the link [@]and take the time to learn how to run properly. Then buy a pair of Newtons. Don't know if Nike frees or other minimal shoes compare/I appreciate the research that goes into these shoes and am willing to pay a little extra. I feel like other shoe companies are still in this heel strike/cushioning arms race and do not have the runners' health in their best interest.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great fit, comfortable shoe.

                      By design-geek

                      from Bluffton, SC

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                        I was hesitant before spending the money on a pair of running shoes that I didn't know how quickly they would wear out. So far I have been pleased with the wear. Comfortable and fit great out of the box, got a 1/2 size up and would recommend to everyone to do so. I had been running with a concentration on mid/forefoot strike for a few months before, but these do take a couple of runs to get used to. I am 100% satisfied with them.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        GREAT SHOE!!!!

                        By LUISO

                        from El Paso, TX.

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Fast
                        • Great with Jeans

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                          I Use these for running mostly 6-10 miles and feel great in them! plus they look really cool!!! buy 1 size larger than what you are used to.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels full size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          I would buy these shoes again

                          By Bryant

                          from Chesterton, IN

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Fast
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                            These are my first pair of Newtons and they wont be my last. I love these shoes, I did alot of reseach on these shoes and they are the best. I do have one thing to say make sure you are a mid foot striker, because if you are not they can take a little bit to get used to. About a month before I bought the newtons I made sure that I trained myself to run more on my mid foot. I am glad I did because it really help when I got the Newtons. I dont know what else to say about these shoes, I love them and I will never buy any other kind of shoe. Great work newton and keep up the good work.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Marathoners!

                            By Angel the long distance runner

                            from Delano, CA

                            About Me Professional Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                              Use this product only for training and run marathons.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              5.0

                              This shoe is the real deal!!!

                              By JM - Serious Runner

                              from Muncie, IN

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Fast
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                                This shoe is probably for the more experienced runner unless you're already a mid/forefoot runner. The shoe does run small and I went up half a size and the fit is perfect for me. I run about 40 miles a week and have no issues at all. The shoes are wearing very well and don't show any signs of excessive wear. I'm using these shoes for both training and racing given their weight.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Barefoot Running Trainers

                                By Bevo99

                                from Austin, Texas

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Runs small

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                                I run several times a week, and I've tried several different options for a barefoot/natural running trainer including Vibram, Nike, and Terra Plana. The Newtons are by far the best option for everyday training. They offer great breathability and feel great for running. I highly recommend them. Just be sure and order up at least a half size. These things run small!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                New Factory shoes a few mms smaller

                                By Shac

                                from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Expensive
                                • Poor traction when wet

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                                A great shoe for mid and forefoot runners. Ran my long runs in Sir Isaacs (over 16M), otherwise ran everything else in these. I had put 275 miles on them and they were wearing well but with a marathon coming up I ordered a new pair. They were only a few mm smaller than the other pair. According to the Newton reps, they changed manufacturing plants to Northern China and the shoes were coming out a half size too small. Due to blisters on the tip of the second toe on the left foot, I could not run in them, and I had to use my sir Isaacs for the race, which turned out great with a PR and a BQ. The Newton's have been great for training and may have contributed to my speed increase. I try to use the Chi running technique, and the shoes complement that style. I transitioned slowly over several weeks, but have used the Newtons exclusively without any problems over the last 7 months, running 35-55m per week. The prominent lugs on the Gravities when new can be disconcerting but have not been a problem. I used to feel pain on the balls of my feet before switching to Newtons, but no longer. Unfortunately they are expensive, and cannot be used for anything besides running. At this point, as the shoe no longer fits me with the 10.5's being too big, and the 10's too small I will try another minimal shoe and see how it goes. Otherwise, I would have stayed with the gravities.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels full size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too wide
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Great shoe... but they updated it

                                By isomorpheus

                                from Oceanside

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe:

                                  This is a great shoe... but beware they updated it!!!! This is my 3rd pair... this shoe is smaller by a half size compared to older version. As long as you compensate for this...you'll be good w sizing.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels full size too small
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  1.    AA Wave 2010 rated this product 4 stars
                                  Fri, January 15,2010:
                                  Wow, all the hype about Newtons--I just had to give them a try. For the most part they live up to the claims. They DO make you run faster and the responsiveness is off the charts. I use these for the faster, tempo type runs. They are suitable for racing and speedwork. Another positive-I don't get nearly as sore and my recovery time is incredible. CONS: Oddly, this shoe should be beefed up and made more durable. Not suitable for everyday training. A slightly heavier trainer would be ideal. 2-Even though I like them a lot, they're way too expensive. 3- These shoes do not perform well in cold, ie ice, snow or slush. Stick to dry, smooth, even roads. CAUTION: Although Newton says anyone can use these, its not true. If you're an 8:00/ mile + heel striker, I would avoid these.
                                  2.    James rated this product 5 stars
                                  Mon, November 30,2009:
                                  I have the older model without the carbon heel. I've run in it for 14 months. I wear orthotics in ALL shoes, and have had to for about 20 years. Guess what? I don't wear orthotics in the Newton Gravity and my feet feel far better than ever. I only wish I had shoes for all occasions that worked this well (dress shoes, etc.). While they may not work for everyone, in my experience, they are not a gimmick, they are a revelation. They will work your calves, so do not overdo things in the beginning. The price may seem high, but it is not high when the cost and time of having good orthotics made (and remade and remade) is taken into account. Before the Newtons, I was not able to run on my forefoot the way I wanted to because of extreme sensitivity to bruising (sesimoiditis, i.e. the ball of my foot would hurt like crazy at times). This problem had plagued me for over 30 years but took a while for me to figure out. Now, I simply never have foot pain from running, though I still need
                                  3.    Sean in Tampa rated this product 5 stars
                                  Fri, November 06,2009:
                                  If you are into natural running on the forefoot(barefoot/pose/chi) then you will love this shoe. They are lightweight and give energy back with every stride. I have never felt so comfortable running in ANY shoe as I have in these.
                                  4.    Kirk rated this product 5 stars
                                  Tue, October 27,2009:
                                  Love these shoes. I have never been as pain free or been able to accomplish my current times and distances. Just make sure you properly ease into your routine with these shoes.
                                  5.    Seasoned skeptic rated this product 3 stars
                                  Fri, October 23,2009:
                                  Ran a race in these pricey kicks, and my left foot exploded; after the amputation, I'm running a lot better. My new leaf spring prosthesis really helps me bound! Overall a good experience. I've learned a lot about what I'm capable of, and I've built myself a fortress of character.
                                  6.    Chandramouli rated this product 5 stars
                                  Wed, September 09,2009:
                                  Absolutely Awesome shoes. I ran a 22 miler @ 7:30 pace and for the first time my legs did'nt feel fatigued. Never felt so good after a 22 miler. Always been sceptical of all the expensive stuff and their claims. But these shoes are worth it, if you run forefoot/midfoot.
                                  7.    Mikhail rated this product 5 stars
                                  Wed, September 09,2009:
                                  I have to say that this is one of the best shoes I have ever had. It is light and very good. I used to be a "heel-striker" but I got this shoes to help me to adjust my running from heel to forefoot and it worked. I really enjoy running. It is better on my knees and I feel great. I suggest to be very careful with how you break them in because if you are a heel-stiker then you will need to take your time to adjust your running technic to "fit" Newton style. It is not for everyone but it is really good. The only concern I have with the shoe is when running on wet roads - the sole design is not really made for wet surface and thus you have to be careful when running on wet asphalt.
                                  8.    AB in Seattle rated this product 2 stars
                                  Fri, August 28,2009:
                                  I liked how these shoes felt on some 10 mile runs but the durability is poor. Inside of heel wearing and the sole actuator lugs after only 50 miles.
                                  9.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
                                  Wed, August 26,2009:
                                  Nice shoe to race in but because I have a bum knee I limit these to 10k or less. I replaced the liners with a pair of cushioned inserts which made them much more shock absorbent. If you have knee problems I would suggest you do the same. Great feel when racing.
                                  10.    ADHG rated this product 5 stars
                                  Tue, July 21,2009:
                                  These shoes are not meant for everybody. You will either love them or not. They are light and feel great. Be sure to only run 2-3 miles at a time for the first 20-30 miles as you will need to break them in - but enjoy them later!

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