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- There is nothing stopping you now. Your pace is locked in and you only have one speed. . . breakneck. Leave the rest in the dust in the Distance U from Newton®.
- Adjusting to Newton running shoes will depend upon several factors including: your current running shoes, your running form, gait efficiency, as well as your speed and flexibility. Those new to natural running form or those transitioning from a shoe with traditional cushioning will benefit from spending adequate time adjusting. This is because your body will need time to lengthen the muscles and tendons on the back of the leg and under the foot.
- Newton recommends first-timers walk in their shoes for several days to become accustomed to the level platform. Walking barefoot on safe and comfortable surfaces can also be helpful. Once ready, begin by introducing short runs of no longer than 15 minutes every other day. Gradually add 10-15 minutes as your feet and leg muscles begin to strengthen. If you experience soreness that persists for more than two days, reduce time in shoes immediately. Rest and ice the area until the soreness subsides, then slowly begin introducing time in shoes again.
- A lightweight universal trainer designed for the efficient runner. Crafted for serious speed, it is ideal as an everyday trainer, for short to mid-distance races, or weekly speed sessions. Universal posting can accommodate the neutral to pronating runner.
- Highly breathable, fast-drying, open mesh upper offers a glove-like fit.
- Minimal synthetic overlays are anatomically placed for light structural support.
- Metatarsal stretch panels.
- Slip-proof laces with double eyelets that help lock down the heel.
- Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
- Fabric lining supplies a soft step-in feel.
- ETC antifriction, antimicrobial sockliner promotes a great in-shoe environment.
- Accommodates most orthotics.
- Forefoot Action/Reaction Technology: A highly responsive, trampoline-like and engaging midsole cushioning that protects and loses less energy with each step.
- High-rebound EVA.
- Biomechanical Sensor Plate allows the foot to sense the ground promoting a lighter, more efficient stride.
- Universal posting for added stability.
- Heel/ Forefoot Differential: 2mm.
- Met-flex for enhanced forefoot flexibility.
- High-density rubber outsole material at the mid-foot.
- Lightweight EVA at the heel.
- Weight: 8 oz
- Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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A leader in natural running, Newton believes that maintaining natural running form without being barefoot requires a shoe that allows the foot to connect with the ground as though it is shoeless. Any geometric change interferes with the natural gait, which is why every shoe is built on a level platform that mimics the foot’s natural geometry. Unhindered, flexible movement is essential, as long as the shoe is still protective enough to prevent injury over harsh terrain.
Newton encourages landing on the mid-foot to forefoot. When you walk, you heel strike. Sprinting propels you forward, causing you to land on your toes. The brand believes that optimal running gait falls somewhere in between. To help maintain this, Newton has taken great care to research and design their shoes. You will find technologies like Active Membrane Technology™, Action/Reaction Technology™ and the Biomechanical Sensor Plate throughout the line.
So who are Newton running shoes for? They are for runners who are already mid-foot or forefoot strikers, as well as those who are working on transitioning from heel striking to a more natural running form.
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0% Full size too large
7% Half size too Large
89% True to size
0% Half size too small
4% Full size too small
100% Felt true to width
0% Felt narrower than marked
0% Felt wider than marked
41% Excellent arch support
41% Moderate arch support
17% No arch support
Newton Running Women's Distance U
Okay folks, unlike many of the other reviewers I am very new to running. I'm 43 and never liked running so never did. This past Thanksgiving I decided to get out and walk 3 miles every day and try to get used to "light" running. I now really enjoy my walk/runs, on average 5 times a week. I've also learned the benefits of a very good sneaker as I had bad shin splints in the beginning. I have been running in New Balance since December. Last week I started feeling the tingling in my shins so decided I'm due for a new pair. Based on the reviews of this shoe, I decided to pony up the money that I would not normally spend on a pair of sneakers and bought them. First of all, I ordered my regular size, 9.5 and they fit perfectly. I put my custom insoles in and they felt terrific. Good support, super light, roomy in the toes so no complaints. After reading the running tips that came with the shoe, I went out and as I was approaching my first mile mark, still feeling great, no fatigue or pains in my shins which were beginning again last week, I kept on going. Usually, if I can go a solid mile, I feel very happy with that, but have to walk to rest my shins and ankles and catch my breath, etc. But I kept on going and after mile 2 without stopping, I realized that I had not one bit of fatigue or discomfort anywhere. After running, non-stop the whole 3 mile loop, I was ecstatic! I have to say, the running tips that came with the shoes were just as important for me as the shoes themselves. Based on the other reviews I was really set on taking my time, breaking them in and getting used to the "lugs" over the next couple weeks. Not needed. Love these shoes and now I love running.
- Julia - customer
- April 25, 2013
All these great reviews made me cynical and suspicious, so I bought a pair. I am 50, been running since I was 15. I've always worn Nikes and Saucony's, with orthotics. At first these shoes felt...weird. Like running on compressed cardboard. I didn't like them. A couple times I almost turned around. Ultimately I ran 6 miles instead of my usual 5. The secret? All my life I had been striking from the heel, which these shoes prevent. After a week of adjusting to these shoes, (sore achilles tendons and numbness at the balls of my feet), I realize these shoes force me to run a much more efficient mid-foot strike. But they do take some getting used to!
- Andrea R - customer
- from Palo Alto, CA
- January 8, 2013
I am 60 yrs old and been jogging for 30 yrs. I am female and do triathlons and 1/2 marathons -6 this year and a marathon in Hawaii! I almost stopped running because of hip pain increasing through the years. I am a fore foot runner and these shoes are light and the best for me! Took all my pain away! Never stop making them because I want to run forever!
- Julie - customer
- from Las Vegas
- August 15, 2012
A good lightweight running shoe for people who have a normal (read NORMAL) foot strike. If you overpronate or supinate a lot, these shoes may get you in trouble. I slightly overpronate and you can put orthotics or inserts in these shoes according to their website. My calf muscles are sometimes so tight that it feels like I'm getting a stress fracture. Other times, I have really good runs. Probably just a matter of SLOWLY adjusting to shoe.
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
No arch support
- Amy L - customer
- from Sandy Springs GA
- September 8, 2012
I love these shoes! I've been wearing other brands of "barefoot/minimum" soled shoes for several years. These shoes are so cute and comfortable. While they aren't as "barefoot" as my Vibram Five Finger, I don't hear, "hey, gorilla feet!" When I wear my Newton's, I hear, "wow, cute shoes, where did you get them?"
- Anonymous - customer
- May 18, 2013