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dancing in spikes
Reviewed: 21 May 2012

Great "fast shoe"

Switched to these from Brooks T5. Are wearing much better than my T5s - they aren't eva straight on the road so they are more durable in my opinion. Have run over 100 miles in them now, and they still look almost new. Once you get use to how to maximise the effect of the lugs, these shoes are incredibly responsive.
They are quite pricey, but most other brands seem to be creeping up in price whereas Newtons have stayed the same. As they are more durable, I don't mind paying a bit more. Build up gradually, particularly if planning to wear without socks.
I love these shoes!
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
5.0
Value:
3.0

dancing in spikes would recommend this product
touie2
Reviewed: 10 May 2012

Not the lightest racer around but they are fast (and comfy)!

I'm using these for speedwork and tempo sessions, the faster you can run in these the better the energy return, I am actually loving the action/ reaction technology. I love the bright colour too although it may be a bit flashy for some people! They are extremely comfy!
The price is the biggest let down! I have only clocked around 50 miles on mine at the moment and although they are wearing well they do seem slightly less durable than the Newton Motions which i guess should be expected!
I really rate this shoe, I prefer to use the motion for longer distance as it is slightly more durable and has a thicker insole! For anything upto half marathon this shoe is great!
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
2.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
2.0

touie2 would recommend this product
Grozzlybear
Reviewed: 16 April 2012

Newton's Third Law in action - maybe ?

I have the 'Distance S' which are the updated version of these shoes with limited stability features. They are surprisingly light and flexible and encourage you to run with a more efficient style, namely striking the ground with the midfoot/forefoot rather than the heel - they have protruding lugs in the forefoot which push into chambers when you hit the ground and supposedly return some of the energy. It seems to work and the lugs give feedback that you are striking correctly. Good performance shoe.
They're very expensive (about £120) rarely discounted and won't last any longer than a more traditional 'flat'. The lugs take some getting used to and you need to transition very carefully into these if you want to avoid injury. Not much cushioning or structure but to some extent that is the point - they're for runners who want to move towards a more natural running style though you don't need these to do that - they just help a bit more than most. Maybe not the best for heavier heel strikers unless you really want to go minimalist which is what these shoes are leaning towards.
Newton shoes will not be to everyone's taste and these racer/performance shoes are no exception. They are not reassuringly expensive at £120 because while they cost nearly twice as much as many of their competitors, they deliver similar wear rate - a lot depends on how much you buy into Newton's so-called Active-Reactive Technology (ART) as manifest by the lugs in the forefoot which are supposed to take advantage of the Third Law of Motion - you push the ground and the ground pushes you back - Newton claim they harvest some of this energy and return it into your push-off. I wouldn't disagree with their claim as these shoes are fast and responsive but I disagree that they are a 'natural' running shoe - those lugs aren't natural and they take some getting used to - they gave me a very bruised metatarsal. NB Minimus Zeros can claim the 'natural' title - these can't. I'm still unsure whether I really like the Newtons or not. Yes they perform and you get used to the lugs eventually but you can run 'natural' in many other cheaper shoes that also perform really well - the NB's I mentioned and the Nike Free's to name but two.
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
2.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
2.0

Grozzlybear would not recommend this product
Josh Mann
Reviewed: 30 May 2010

Its a great shoe to get you running on your toes but only use them once in a while or the kill your calves

there are planks at the top of the sole that help you run on your toes.

its also a very comfortable shoe with alot of cusioning.
its a very exspensive shoe,far to exspensive for a running shoe.
its a great shoe to run in and it helps technique.
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
3.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
1.0

Josh Mann would recommend this product
Mark@LansonRunning
Reviewed: 23 October 2009

THE LIGHTER WEIGHT RACING VERSION OF POPULAR MOTION

Extra light for faster runs and races. Encourages forefoot running and is cushioned to suit this. Extremely responsive through use of the Active Membrane, great energy return!
Quite expensive for a race.
An excellent and technically advanced racer.
Score breakdown



Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Value:
3.0

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