- Price: £130.00
- Year: from 2009
||Lightweight racing feel
Newton is a relatively new brand to the UK. Its shoes are specifically created to promote forefoot running, with four raised lugs on the forefoot outsole of each shoe. Each lug is compressed into a hollow midsole chamber on contact with the ground, then pushed back out again, promoting quicker foot turnover.
Newton believes that forefoot running is a more natural way to run, but warns that it can take heel strikers several months to adapt to the shoes, with sore calves to be expected along the way. Our testers certainly experienced this, but most also loved the lightweight racing feel, the breathability of the open mesh upper and the flexibility. Responsiveness was superb, but at the cost of cushioning.
Our wear-testers say: "These are great shoes, the most breathable I've ever had and I felt that they propelled me along more than my ‘normal' shoes do." - Zoe Fiander
2 readers have reviewed Newton Gravitas
Others to consider