Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe

Men's Newton Running Distance

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Men's NEWTON® RUNNING DISTANCE :: 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 Distance is designed for pure speed and stellar performance. Enjoy a perfect balance of stability and cushioning to be the ultimate long distance racing shoe. 8.6 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
  • Low-profile blown rubber heel: Provides a lightweight outsole
  • Forefoot Action/Reaction Technology™: Absorbs and then returns your own energy back to you allowing a boost of forward energy with every single stride you take
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  • Country of Origin: China

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4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (24)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Fast (22)
  • Comfortable (18)
  • Cushions impact (15)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (6)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (19)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (17), High arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give it time.

By Beemer

from College Station, TX

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Minimal

Cons

  • Break In Time

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training

Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

These are my second pair of minimal shoes. The first pair I bought were the Saucony Kinvaras, which I love. I decided after a while I wanted to throw another pair a shoes into the mix and bought the Newton Distance. These are amazing forefoot shoes. They keep you up on your forefoot more than the Kinvaras do. I see these being part of my shoe rotation for a long time. The only problem I had with them was getting use to the lugs. It took 30-35 miles to break them in. During the first few runs I could feel all three lugs pushing on my metatarsal. I have 50 miles in them now they're awesome. If you give these shoes time you'll love them.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love My "Rocket Slippers"!

By 4Foot4ever

from Monterey, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

    My shoe frustration is finally over! I am a natural forefoot striker who has been running for nearly 30 years. For the last decade or so I have been unable to find a comfortable shoe that fits my running style. On the contrary, some of the overbuilt, heel-heavy shoes I have tried were the likely cause of achilles tendonitis which has hampered my running in recent years. Then I discovered Newtons. Right out of the box I loved these shoes! First of all, they are lightweight and very comfortable. Sizing up one-half size (as I usually do with running shoes) gave me a perfect fit. Since I always land on the ball of my foot, "Newton running" felt natural to me right from the start. I immediately began running faster with less effort. For example, my times on a 6-mile training course are consistently 2-3 minutes faster than my typical values during the last 5 years. When you land on the "sweet spot" these shoes give you a very nice push forward. When my legs get tired I just concentrate on proper form and it feels like the shoes do the work for me. And for the first time in years, my runs are totally pain free.For runners who are not used to landing on their forefoot these shoes will require that you adjust your running style. Working through the learning curve will be well worth the effort - your performance will likely jump to a significantly higher level once you develop proper form. The Newton web site [@] has a wealth of information about running mechanics and running shoe science - check it out. Yes, these shoes are expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Newtons are revolutionary, top quality shoes and I'd rather spend money on them than on doctor bills. To me, the Newton Distance shoes feel like "rocket slippers". My feet are finally free to "just run, baby!"

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Shoe

    By Ronin

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

      As an older runner (60+) I've tried a lot of shoes over the years. And, as I've aged, I've noticed the inevitable slowing down that comes with the passing of time. Long story short, after getting into more of a chi-running style and acquiring the Newton, I've noticed improvements in my race times and in my overall lack of pain/strain following longer training runs. I like this shoe a lot and will be interested in whether the improvements I'm seeing at the 5k and 10k distances will carry forward to halfs and full marathons.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I started mid-foot ...

      By Randy

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

      I started mid-foot striking 4 months ago (June 2009) after reading Born to Run, and I like this shoe. Pros: Light, heal neutral. Cons: I with they were cheaper and had a bigger toe box.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Super Light and Fast

      By ironmanjimmy

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Colors
      • Ugly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

      I have been contemplating getting a minimalist shoe for about 2 years. I have been so intrigued by the benefits I have been told about adapting to a midfoot strike. Specifically taking pressure off your back, knees, etc. I had been running in a very cushy shoe for a few years but been focusing on running mid-foot strike. I finally broke down and went with these Newtons. I had been told and read a lot that you have to acclimate to these shoes. It really has not been the case for me. I went for a short run initially of 2 miles, but very quickly have gone into 3, 4, and even 6 mile runs with no ill effect. My times have also improved considerably. If you are a mid to forefoot strike I highly recommend these shoes. They are exremely light. My wife does make fun of the color scheme on these shoes, but I am so excited with the performance it really doesn't bother me a bit. I have just decided that fast cars have wild colors and so do fast shoes I guess!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply brilliant

      By soccermd

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Minimalist monster

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

        I like minimalist shoes. My aged, multiple knee and hip surgeried body is happiest in them. These are the best I have found. I was surprised to learn over the last 3-4 years that I ran about 3-5% faster in my stiff, poorly cushioned Nike Free than in my comfy Asics Gel Nimbus and amazed that I had LESS joint pain. The Newton's are even better. The very first time I wore them I ran my usual 6 mile course in 1.5 minutes faster than I have in years, another 2-3% faster than the Nike Free. I am still horribly slow compared to 30 yrs ago so all improvements are most welcome but this degree of improvement is amazing. Not fond of the color but who cares?

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm a Convert

        By Pablo the Laconic

        from New York, NY

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

        An Asics Gel Nimbus fan, I started using these shoes for racing and speed workouts but gradually starting using them for longer runs. They are light, with a breathable mesh upper and incredibly comfortable. I don't seem to get any tightness or strains even after a 15 mile run. The best thing is that they have helped me develop a more economical running style.

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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This shoe will really ...

        By Tim

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

        This shoe will really make you faster. I typically finish in the top 10 overall in 5k to half marathon races as well as in triathlons (three - 3rd place overall finishes this year). I was racing with the Asics Hyper Speed 2 but switched to the Newtons using some prize money. I noticed a speed increase right away and this was compared to a lighter Hyper Speed 2! (Hyper Speed 2 is about 1.5 ounces lighter) Using my Garmin 310XT and heart rate monitor I did some testing and sure enough, the Newtons resulted in about 3% faster times at the same heart rate or the same speed with a 3% lower heart rate. No matter how I tested, the same 3% advantage went to the Newtons. And keep in mind this is compared to a lighter 6.8 oz racing flat using by Olympians! If you switch from a heavier shoe, expect even better results. Since using the Newtons, I've shaved another 15 seconds off my 5k time and my last races I placed 7th, 3rd, and 6th. I plan on running the Columbus marathon in my Newtons.

         
        5.0

        Newtons rock

        By Run fast or die

        from Decatur, IN

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

          Been running in Newtons for 2 years now. Last pair were Gravities. Wonderful. Decided to try the Distance. And like them even better. My Gravities lasted over 600 miles....can't wait to see how the Distance shoes do. Have only a handful of runs in them but already PR'd a 10k. They feel great and look forward to more runs in them.

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

          At last, a shoe for me

          By Skip

          from Stevenson Ranch CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

          I have run in all kinds of shoes, neutral...over pronated in some, stability...pain in arch in some, motion control...plop plop plop, and none felt right. These are the best yet for my feet. Only complaint is that they are a little tight in the forefoot and I can feel pressure on my little toes.

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

          Amazing shoe

          By XCrunner

          from Fayetteville, NC

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

            I am a runner for my high school's cross country team. I kept hearing about the fact that if I changed my form, I would increase strength and speed. So i got these shoes and was immediately able to go into doing 6-12 mile runs in these with no problem. I like how the sole shoes wear you have been hitting. I am in three times better shape than i was this time last year and i thank it to my Newton's!

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

            Love these shoes

            By Fast Ed

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

              Transitioned to forefoot running using these shoes and will never look back! I can run faster and feel better in my long runs with Newtons. I am a reformed heel striker and I believe I have extended my running career by about twenty years with these shoes. I'm 56 now.

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

              So far, so good. Shins feel good.

              By jjpennstate

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • No lateral stability

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

              I've been an avid half-marathoner for several years and have never done the full marathon due to chronic shin problems. I tried everything to include seeing a specialist and extensive rehab. It took changing my running form to a mid-foot strike to erase the pain. I started with barefoot running in Vivobarefoot shoes, but the pounding on pavement after 6-7 miles can slow you down and wear you out quick. These shoes eliminate that problem, while allowing you to maintain form. They take some getting used to, but they seem to be worth it. I'm concerned about the ultra-thin top, but hopefully they last me 400 miles.

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

              I won't run on anything else

              By Andy

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

              Great shoe for forefoot runners. Wore these for my first sub-3hr marathon, so they clearly hold up for long distances as well as training/track workouts. The shoes are so light and comfortable you cannot wait to run once you put them on. My feet never had any issues while wearing these, however my calves do get more of a workout than with other shoes. My only complaint is that, after extended use, the fabric will start to pull away from the sole around the little toe area. Be prepared to buy these often but they are worth it.

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Three runs in and loving them.

              By Robin

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                So far so good.

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

                Awesome Shoes!

                By Scootn

                from USA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor Arch Support

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                Everyone should start running on Newton's! They've re-energized my running! They're so comfortable, springy, light, and fast - it's just unbelievable that we've been running heavy-heeled shoes for so long! Just Try It!

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

                Fantastic Shoes!

                By Scootn

                from USA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor Arch Support
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                Newton's are awesome! As a 25+ year triathlete I've constantly been on the lookout for innovative products that help my performance while enhancing my health and longevity. In the case of running shoes, I find it very important to run naturally on the forefoot vice the heal for speed and knee health. Newton's is a perfect shoe that meets my desires in these areas. I suggest that everyone tries them out! Now, I can't run in any other shoe -- they're just not as comfortably or 'springy' as Newton's!

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

                AMAZING SHOE MAKES ME RUN FASTER, FASTER

                By JOSE

                from MCALLEN, TX

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Traction

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                AMAZING SHOE, BECAUSE OF THIS TECHNOLOGY OF MIDFOOT RUNNING, THE SHOE ASK ME TO GO FASTER, FASTER, FASTER. ITS GREAT! I RAN MY FIRST MARATHON WITH THIS AND FELT EXCELENT ALL THE WAY LONG. THE ONLY BAD THING IS THAT THEY HAVE NO TRACTION, SO IF I RUN IN WET PAVEMENT ITS VERY EASEY TO SLIDE.

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

                Great shoe

                By WV_Ironman

                from Huntington, wv

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Traction

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                Great shoes only down sides are the price and some inconsistance in sizing meaning ordered same size shoes but fit was off sent back and next pair was right on. Would have been a five overall if they reduce their price but will continue to buy them because I'm hooked.

                No break in required wore a brand new pair for ironman marathon and had no issues with blisters

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

                Put an end to excessive heel strike!

                By JF

                from K.C., MO.

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                  Historically run in Saucony, but they have a short life due to excessive heel strike running form. Newton's focus on mid-foot strike and do work. As they promote, start slow with short distances. Alternating between Newtons and Saucony, gradually increasing distance my running form is not only improving, but becoming more natural requiring less concentration. Lightweight, good fit.

                  Cold weather requires 2 pair socks as they are designed to breathe. Heel striking doesn't stop immediately and heels show wear very quickly. Otherwise, accomplishing what designed to do.

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

                  Worth every penny!

                  By dgreen

                  from chicago, Il

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                    These shoes WILL correct your stride. The lugs located toward the ball of your foot encourage the midfoot strike. These shoes are also very comfortable. They are not exactly fashionable, but they do stand out; and i kinda like that

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

                    Outstanding

                    By stuart

                    from rhode island

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                    Super light, fast. I switched from New Balance to Newton's and am on my second pair. The elasticity of the upper makes them a great fit for a wide foot at the regular size (doesn't come in widths, I'm 10EE, but these fit fine.) Ran 1/2 marathon in them and was very happy with feel and performance.

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

                    Buy it on RRS

                    By Jamie

                    from Louisville

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Traction
                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                    You'll either like the Newton shoes or you won't. Cannot get a better deal than on RRS.

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

                    Easiest way to run

                    By Run tough

                    from Denver CO

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                    For years, I wondered why I only wore out the front part of running shoes. Now there are shoes made for natural runners (front foot strike). I have used these Newtons for a marathon, half ironman and training for a 39.3 with no injuries and an average improvement of :30 pace! They feel so easy and light to run in; almost effortless.

                    The only reason I did not give them 5 stars is the webbing by the pinky toe tends to tear at about 130 miles. I can still get 150-160 out of them, though.

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

                    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice but these are not 'training wheels'

                    By Frank

                    from Baltimore

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                      Newton is a great company. I admire their products and marketing. And I like these shoes.

                      However, these shoes WILL NOT train you to be a forefoot striker. I notice that Newton doesn't dissuade people from the belief that you automatically become a forefoot striker if you buy their shoes. I had to back off as I'm not a forefoot runner. Folks should learn to run with their forefoot before buying these shoes. Otherwise they wear out quickly-- in a couple of hundred miles.

                      I attended a Galloway clinic a couple of weeks ago. He has seen this type of running 'fad' come/go 5x in 52 years. He says that many elite athletes do not run on the forefoot but are heel stikers and everything in-between. His point: that's OK. You run the way that you run. You shouldn't necessarily try to change it.

                      So I applaud Newton, Chi, Pose and others for the marketing be wary that it's not a 'superior' way to run and that by doing this you'll sustain less injuries. It's not supported by any research.

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

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      awesome new speed !

                      By DR JIM

                      from bloomfield HIlls MI

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                        great comfort and promotes good running technique by encouraging mid-foot landing. Great shoe and looks way-cool

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

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Newton Running shoe - third buy

                        By Texas

                        from Brownsville

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable

                        Cons

                        • Wears Out Quickly

                        Best Uses

                        • Endurance Training

                        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                        Love the shoe but wears out quickly

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too narrow
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                         
                        5.0

                        Reappraisal\five stars: ...

                        By MJay

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                        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                        Reappraisal\five stars: Switched from Gravity to Newton Distance for Honolulu Marathon: knocked off 30 minutes with little residual aches and pains, just performance with appropriate midfoot running form. Used to be a recurrently injured heal-striker; no more. Training pace brought down a minute a mile with sooner recovery from long runs. This is the real deal - better running times are up ahead with careful attention to running form.

                        (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        I have run many miles ...

                        By Antonio Azpiroz

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                        I have run many miles over 25 years in triathlons and marathons, in all these years I only had one injury training (plantar fasciitis) that forced me to stop running for three months and it was after using the Newton. I am a forefoot runner with 170 pounds and sub 3 in Boston and I will NEVER recommend these shoes.

                         
                        5.0

                        Have put over a hundred ...

                        By Jaymz

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                        Comments about Mens Newton Running Distance Running Shoe:

                        Have put over a hundred miles on them in two weeks. Great shoes, built great so comfortable I can run barefoot in them 9 miles with no blisters. After I corrected my form to better match the shoe (three days) then my per mile pace dropped by 20 seconds on my long runs from a 8:03 average to a 7:43 average for 15 plus mile runs. Plan on racing in them on Oct 4th in the lake front marathon.

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                        1.    MJay rated this product 5 stars
                        Wed, December 30,2009:
                        Reappraisal\five stars: Switched from Gravity to Newton Distance for Honolulu Marathon: knocked off 30 minutes with little residual aches and pains, just performance with appropriate midfoot running form. Used to be a recurrently injured heal-striker; no more. Training pace brought down a minute a mile with sooner recovery from long runs. This is the real deal - better running times are up ahead with careful attention to running form.
                        2.    Steve rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, December 01,2009:
                        I have run New Balance shoes for the last 15 years, but they quit making the 82x series at the end of 2009. I replaced them with the Newton Distance; it is a phenomenal shoe. Finding a New Balance 826 replacement was not easy. I shattered both legs several years ago, so my legs are a bit sensitive. The Newton takes a little bit of getting used to, but it is definitely worth it!
                        3.    Antonio Azpiroz rated this product 1 star
                        Sun, November 29,2009:
                        I have run many miles over 25 years in triathlons and marathons, in all these years I only had one injury training (plantar fasciitis) that forced me to stop running for three months and it was after using the Newton. I am a forefoot runner with 170 pounds and sub 3 in Boston and I will NEVER recommend these shoes.
                        4.    Randy rated this product 4 stars
                        Sun, October 25,2009:
                        I started mid-foot striking 4 months ago (June 2009) after reading Born to Run, and I like this shoe. Pros: Light, heal neutral. Cons: I with they were cheaper and had a bigger toe box.
                        5.    Tim rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, October 13,2009:
                        This shoe will really make you faster. I typically finish in the top 10 overall in 5k to half marathon races as well as in triathlons (three - 3rd place overall finishes this year). I was racing with the Asics Hyper Speed 2 but switched to the Newtons using some prize money. I noticed a speed increase right away and this was compared to a lighter Hyper Speed 2! (Hyper Speed 2 is about 1.5 ounces lighter) Using my Garmin 310XT and heart rate monitor I did some testing and sure enough, the Newtons resulted in about 3% faster times at the same heart rate or the same speed with a 3% lower heart rate. No matter how I tested, the same 3% advantage went to the Newtons. And keep in mind this is compared to a lighter 6.8 oz racing flat using by Olympians! If you switch from a heavier shoe, expect even better results. Since using the Newtons, I've shaved another 15 seconds off my 5k time and my last races I placed 7th, 3rd, and 6th. I plan on running the Columbus marathon in my Newtons.
                        6.    Jaymz rated this product 5 stars
                        Sat, September 05,2009:
                        Have put over a hundred miles on them in two weeks. Great shoes, built great so comfortable I can run barefoot in them 9 miles with no blisters. After I corrected my form to better match the shoe (three days) then my per mile pace dropped by 20 seconds on my long runs from a 8:03 average to a 7:43 average for 15 plus mile runs. Plan on racing in them on Oct 4th in the lake front marathon.

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