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REVIEWS:Strengthen your feet with Men's Barefoot Ride Running Shoes


(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great shoe if . . .

By RunningRandy

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Casual/ Recreational



      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Newton Running MV2 Running Shoe:

      The new Newton shoe is a neutral performance shoe weighing in at 5.9 oz. and a zero heel-to-toe drop. I would highly recommend it for mid-foot strikers who currently run in a 4 (approximately) mm drop but want move to a zero drop. If you are a heel striker, or you've never run in a low drop, I would not recommend it.


      It is a zero drop, and they give you pads to put in the heel if you want a 3mm drop. I am used to the previous shoes with a drop, but I wouldn't put the pads in, they look cheap and may last 2 weeks.


      The lugs are different than the previous Newtons. You have 5 instead of 4 lugs, and they are shorter and harder. Certainly a different feel than the previous and take getting used to. Stepping on iron rain grates is a major hazard.


      Upper is light and very breathable. Very nice and comfortable.

      Weight and Sizing

      The shoe weighs in at 5.9 oz. for a size 9 men's. If you are a previous Newton shoe wearer and getting these for racing and like a snug fit, then your current size will work well. If you want these for everyday or like a slightly looser fit, go for an additional half size up from your previous Newton size.

      Who will like these best

      If you are a heel striker, then I would NOT recommend these shoes. If you have already run in a low drop and you are moving towards zero drop and a mid foot striker, I think these will be the shoes of choice (with a break in period). If you are a heel striker and moving towards mid foot, the Kinvara 2 or the other Newtons would be better for you. Adjusting to a zero drop takes time and I would suggest, for most, dropping gradually.

      I am a 5" 9" 170 lbs runner. I run about 25-30 miles a week.

      Hope that helps you!

      Randy (RunningRandy) Thurman

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
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      Strengthen your feet with Men's Barefoot Ride Running Shoes how to choose & why to buy!
      Men's Barefoot Ride Running Shoes

      Sure running barefoot sounds spectacular, it's not always possible (or practical). Get in touch with your run while protecting your feet from the elements when you choose a barefoot running shoe. Bring your foot as close to the ground as possible while allowing your feet, ankles and legs to flex, bend and rebound naturally, just like running shoeless! Barefoot running shoes let you feel more connected with your run thanks to the super-low heel drop (4 mm or less) putting very little between your feet and the road. You'll also save much needed energy in a barefoot running shoe by landing on your mid/forefoot and shortening your stride. Barefoot running shoes put your body in ideal alignment with head up and level, hips and shoulders aligned, and knees and ankles slightly flexed, ready for impact. Feel fully supported by your own feet and legs when you experience barefoot running shoes.

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