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Newton Running Distance U Reviews

49 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

43% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 29 Distance U Newton Running Reviews

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September 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Florida

My first Newton shoes and I truly enjoy them. Use these shoes several times a week for running and walking and find them extremely comfortable. No break-in time! Another bonus is the mesh fabric that makes them great for FL weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 28, 2014

Kayla

 

Zappos has the BEST customer service ever. Newton shoes are so amazing that I don't like to wear any other brand of running shoes. They are extremely durable, light weight, and comfortable. They make running fun to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

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August 14, 2014

SiclianDiva

 

I bought these to run my first 10K, the Crescent City Classic in the spring. I don't know much about running shoe brands but read the reviews. I ran a few short jogs in this before the race and I they did not hurt when I ran the Classic. Overall, I'm very satisfied and will buy again when I need another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 1, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

When it comes to running, I wouldn't wear any other shoe. The cushion on the forefoot is a blessing. Love my Newtons.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 28, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love Newtons! These are so lightweight and feel great on the pavement. Very breathable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 28, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. The fit, the style, and the color are all great. I had to order 1/2 size up and they are perfect. My feet are normal width but due tend to lean more towards the wider side than the narrow one; these are so roomy and comfortable I want to wear them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love Newtons but this was the most ghetto delivery I have ever seen. There was no packaging whatsoever and makes me wonder if they are actually Newtons. Weird Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2014

Leeanne S

from Arlington, VA

The Distance Line is a great training shoe. Super light and yet supportive. I swear by these shoes. In fact I have 3 pair. Love them

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 12, 2014

Vanessa T

from San Francisco

Running on air! I am on my second pair of Distance U's. I got started in the Newton Gravity's after having knee and hip pain in the Nike Lunarglides. I wanted a bit more stability for running the hills of San Francisco and once I was used to the forefoot strike, I went for the lighter weight (Distance U). I have never looked back. The transition to these shoes was fast for me but I have a natural gait and forefoot strike anyway. I also run trail so take lots of little steps. That was a help in the transition. These are an awesome road training shoe (I have worn them for a single track trail race and they held up well) and I have certainly improved not only my enjoyment of road running but my race times.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 8, 2014

Delqui

from northern california

I love these shoes. I picked up my first pair at my LRS for full price. Knew I had to get a couple more pairs for marathon training. I first ran in Newton a few years back (forgot the model name) with the goal of mid/forefoot striking and then I was hooked. I have a wide toe box and this was perfect width for me. My first pair wore out fairly fast but once I became more efficient with mid/forefoot striking, I wasn't wearing out the shoes quite as fast anymore. Colors are a bit wild for me but at least I can spot other runners with them on from far away!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 2, 2014

S.C.

from Atlanta, GA

I read every review I could get my hands on before I bought these shoes and from my experience they were accurate. These are super comfy and not what I expected from a "minimalist" shoe. I've always been a heel-striker when I run and I have to admit these shoes are changing that! These shoes live up to all the hype - buy them! Also note that these shoes are for neutral runners only.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 28, 2014

Johanna L

from Phoenix, Az

Love my new Newtons! And Zappos is amazing! Excellent customer service. And I got my shoes in two days...love it! And it's why I shop at Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 25, 2014

Michelle M

from Brooklyn NY

Love these shoes! They are super light, breathable and look so bright and cheerful! Just the shoes you need for your runs and jogs. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma Speeder

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 2, 2013

Kelly M

from United States

Love Newtons. I have had several models and the Distance U is my favorite. All Newtons are spectacular running shoes. I used to run in Brooks and had knee pain after long runs. Since switching to Newtons, no more pain! There is a breaking in period. I do several short runs at first. You will most likely experience a tingling or numbness in your feet. For me, it stopped after about 18 total miles. They last me bout 450-500 miles. Worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Virginia

These are great. I'm a beginner runner and Newtons were suggested for my style of running. They take some getting used to but they're great. Love the bright color too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

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?"

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Vibram Five Fingers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

I'm a distance runner I LOVE them. After reading mixed reviews I decided to give them a shot. Better than expected, light, comfortable, supportive. May never wear anything else to be honest.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 8, 2013

Sue p

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Love these Newtons. This is my second pair of Newtons and I probably will never buy any other brand. They are comfortable, lightweight and supportive. I get lots of positive comments on the bright color, but why not have fun when you are working out. I wear a 9 1/2 and bought a 10. They fit great!

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

I've been apprehensive about Newtons ever since I heard about them but I just decided to train for a marathon so I wanted something with more substance than my other forefoot shoes. The Newtons are great! They are lightweight and very easy to continue proper forefoot/midfoot strike technique. I really think these will prevent injury as I increase mileage. These are definitely worth the extra money (above other comparable shoes). Don't really like the color but the performance is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Pella, Iowa

I love these shoes. This is my second pair of Newtons, and once I changed my running stride, I really liked them. They do take a bit of getting used to. These are comfortable and light weight, kept my feet cool, and are such fun colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 3, 2013

Laura E

from Lanaii City, Hawaii

I had these shoes before but in different color. They are the best running shoes I have found yet! Super fast and light as a feather. I love the bright colors, get lots of attention and I can't stop looking at them when I run. I highly recommend these for the serious runner.

Brands I'd also recommend: vibram five fingers bakila and bakila LS and vibram Komodo Spport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 30, 2013

Annie

from Conway, NH

I love these shoes. They are light and comfy like a barefoot shoe but have a sturdy, supportive sole which alleviates the foot pain that's been plaguing me for the last year. I was concerned what size to order after reading the reviews since some said order bigger and others smaller. But I ordered my exact size and they fit perfectly, even with my feet being a bit wide. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 18, 2013

Michelle

from Plymouth, MA

I love these sneakers! Before I purchased them, I did a ton of research and read every review I could find. I did the recommended use with low mileage at first. I did 2 - 3 mile runs the first week and then increased to 4 miles, 5, 6 and now am at 7 miles. Although I have not go for a long run in my Newtons, yet, I feel the sneakers fit like a glove and have removed any foot pain and knee pain which I normally have. At this point, I am going to use them for my long distance running (8+) and plan to buy another plan for my shorter runs. I have fallen arches and really bad knees and so far these sneakers have made my runs enjoyable and injury free.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno, Saucony & Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 3, 2013

Julie

from Hawaii

Love this shoe. I have nerve damage in both my feet, sometimes there's no pain at all, and sometimes it's intense, mostly my middle toes and the joints in that area. As a long distance runner, and a PB of 3:30 in a marathon, I've been devestated not being able to do distance. I would literally have to stop every half mile or so and take off my shoes. I live on the beach in Hawaii and realized, when I run barefoot in the sand, there's no pain. I mentioned this to a shoe technician in San Diego road runner sports and he mentioned this shoe to me. I'm a fore striker, so this shoe was an instant normal for me. I've never had an issue with it. I can run seven miles now with minimal pain. Goal is, Honolulu marathon this December.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Dallas

I am a longstanding barefoot/Vibram runner, which has made it possible to run again despite orthopedic issues & age 65. I bought Newton's to alternate with barefoot & for a little more protection while beginning to train for 1/2M. I hated them for the 1st three runs. The bars under the forefoot were annoying & I just couldn't stand the impact compared to running barefoot. The padding on traditional running shoes apparently lets my form go sloppy. Before throwing the Newtons out & buying Alteras to try, I ran one more time in the Newtons - voila! 4th time a charm. Personal best & a fun run! Finally, I was able to enjoy the forefoot springing action. Very cool. The toe box is nice & roomy. I have a low volume foot with a narrow heel & there is a little wrinkling across the mid foot but it is not bothersome. The heel fits great. I usually wear an 8.5-9 & took a 9.5 in these. Perhaps the 9 would not wrinkle but it was a little short in the last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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