Hi - just been given a pair of Newton's as a pressie. Finding them very strange and after my run today my calf muscles really ache - is this normal ???
(no i didn't say am I normal )
Yes it is normal.
You need to build up your distance in Newtons slowly.
If you are trying to trtansition from heel to forefoot then you'll only be wanting to run a mile or 2 for your first few runs. If you are already a forefoot striker then you'll get used to it more quickly. Still build up the milage slowly.
I have worn Newtons for the last 18 month - 2 years and find other trainers hard to get on with now. I don't know if that is a good thing or not. You'll get used to them very quickly.
I think Newton are simply not a big enough company to be able to do multiple launches across the world. Although they are not the only shoe company who often launch in their home market first and a few month later launch abroad.
Shops might be running low on stock, as no Store wants to have the old model when the new models get released at the end of this month. But you can still get most models and sizes from Newton UK's website directly.
Just in case runners are thinking of replacing their Newtons any time soon; The Gravity & Distancia are getting an update in May, well more than an update. The new models are much more streamlined,a little lighter, and look a lot better as well. The current Sir Issacs are continuing until end of the summer.
Even if you are a midfoot runner who loads the heel whilst running, there may be a little soreness if you were previously running in shoes with a big heel because Newtons have a low toe-heel drop to help people to run more efficiently. There should be some info in the box on stretching and building up gently, and you can also have a look at "Running Form Friday" on youtube or on their Facebook - they have some good advice and stretches for calves on there.
Tracey - How are you getting on with them now that you've worn them in a bit?
I am looking to change my trainers, I am a forefront runner. Should I look at Newtons? Any advice please?
Why not go for really minimalistic shoes instead of pricey newtons if you are a forefoot runner?
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