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Newton Running Shoes

Get in Gear: Newton Running Shoes

Looking for a cool new pair of sneakers to get you moving well into 2008?

Newton Running shoes were developed to make your feet think they're barefoot and therefore increase your performance. The sole of the Newton mimics your own, allowing your foot to move freely and promote a forefoot impact that many running experts feel is a safer way to run. This happens because the shoes have protruding treads under the balls of your feet that catch first as your foot lands while running, which means you should land and push off from the designed spot. Fancy new shoes don't come cheap however, one pair starts at $155 — buyer beware as these sneaks can feel a little awkward at first and may take some time to get used to. Check them out and buy them online here.

I so wonder how these compare with MBTs, which are also designed to mimic barefoot motion. MBTs are not for running though; so let me know in the comments section below if you have tried these Newton shoes.

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amybdk amybdk 7 years
Just got myself a pair of Newton's over the weekend. Have worn them on one 1-mile run and whoa! I really felt it in my lower legs. It will definitely take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to breaking them in. I happen to live in Boulder so I was able to visit their store and talk with someone in person, which helped ease some of my concern. Would love an updated write-up, Fit!
GratefulOne GratefulOne 8 years
I know I am way late to this post. Newton's are a great shoe if you want to optimize how you run. I think everyone who runs should really learn to be a fore-foot striker because of a) the speed advantage and b) reduced risk of injury. They used to have a really great little animation on their site that shows you what the difference is physiologically between striking on your fore-foot and mid- to heel striking.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I use Nike Barefoots, changing them out with my Asics Gel Kayanos. I got them on a major sale for $30 at the local running store and I like them a lot. They do feel quite different from my Asics, and it seems like they strengthen my feet.
econinsf econinsf 9 years
These are not really for your average runner. They change your running style completely and if don't know what you are doing you can suffer injury. They are also more like a running flat so if you are more comfortable with a heavy, high-stability shoe, these are not the shoe for you. At $155 they are a gamble since you can't buy them in stores except in Colorado. I love mine but it took me six weeks to break them in and I went back to my old shoes every few days. I would only suggest these for the very serious runner. They also don't really work if you have custom insoles. They are designed to put your foot in a different position than regular shoes so the orthotics won't allow the shoe to do its job.
latent latent 9 years
Vibram Five Fingers for the win. I love them. You have to break them in, and you have to teach yourself how to stride in them, but yeah. LOVES.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
those are really cool and if they enhance performance -then i'll have to try them for sure. i just don't know about only ordering online since i don't know how they fit size wise...
marygrace marygrace 9 years
i wonder if something like that would work for someone who has pronation problems and needs to wear sneaks with motion stability? i've never tried running barefoot and can't imagine running in anything besides my brooks without ending up with a major injury pretty quick.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I can't wait to hear some reviews...
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