Newton Running, the leader in performance running shoes that promote the benefits of a more efficient gait, is introducing significant technological advancements in its spring 2014 product line. The Gravity III and Motion III [Mileage] Trainers and Distance III and Distance S III [Speed] Trainers feature the next evolution of Newton’s unique Action / Reaction forefoot technology with the addition of a fifth lug. The dynamic lugs align with the foot’s five metatarsal bones, thereby delivering more cushioning, greater responsiveness and a broader and more stable base underfoot.
Newton is also evolving its product architecture on the Motion III and Distance S III by offering a new Extended Medial Bridge (E.M.B), designed to provide a broader platform for added stability. Combined with a lightweight, laser-perforated micro-suede overlay on the upper, these two models provide runners with additional support under the arch without over-controlling the foot’s natural motion.
The new Mileage and Speed Trainers also debut major design changes that appear in all new Newton Running shoes throughout 2014. The changes include welded instead of stitched overlays, 360-degree reflectivity and subtle two-tone designs on the metatarsal stretch panels.The Gravity III and Motion III maintain a 3 mm drop from heel to toe, and the Distance III and Distance S III still have a 2 mm drop. This near-level platform supports a more balanced, natural posture, which is an essential component to efficient running
One size does not fit all. At Newton Running, shoe are designed to support and strengthen optimal running form across a variety of running types and levels. We have a shoe for nearly everyone, and we encourage you to try us out. Here is how to find the right shoe for you.
First, identify your foot type. Stand in front of a mirror with bare feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees, keeping your heels on the ground. Watch the bones on the inside of your ankle as you bend and straighten your knees. If the bones move inward more than 1/3 inch, you likely pronate during your running gait. If your ankle bones do not move inward or outward significantly, you have a neutral gait. If your ankle bones move outward, you may be one of the rare people who supinate. Also, if your big toe is shorter than your second toe (the common Morton’s foot type), you likely pronate.
Other methods to determine your running gait and support needs include:
If you're a beginner runner, alternate run/walk or are a heavy heel striker who wants to switch to Newton running, you may wish to start with the Guidance or All-Terrain lines. These shoes offer midfoot support and a wider platform for greater ground coverage, and the entire outsole is layered with carbon rubber for better durability.
If you're an experienced natural runner, you may prefer the Performance Trainer line. This line is lighter, more flexible and more responsive than our Guidance or All-Terrain lines.
Our Guidance and Performance lines are best for the road, tracks, paths, grass and hard surfaces. Our All-Terrain shoes are designed for all conditions, but are particularly beneficial for off-road conditions.
You might consider one of our Performance line shoes for faster runs. More experienced runners might even use the Performance line shoes for all runs. The Guidance and All-Terrain lines are great for everyday training.
Most of our shoes can be used for training and racing any distance, from 5k to marathon and beyond. The MV2 is designed for short or mid-distance racing and speed workouts.