Newton Running


Newton Running Shoes were developed by Newton Running, a new company based in Boulder, Colorado in the United States. The shoe boast new patented running technology that assists the runner in proper form and promote a more natural running style. Typically, many runners strike with the heel first. This is not natural and can lead to joint and other leg and foot injuries. The Newton Running Shoes attempt to correct that behavior by training users to strike mid or forefoot region first. This “training” is most likely implemented by the extra padding and “actuators” that Newton Running refers to. The concept of Land, Level, Lift was also coined by the team at Newton.

Introducing The Newton Running Shoes

Benefits of Wearing Newton Running Shoes

  1. Strengthens Muscles in foot and lower body
  2. Helps alleviate problems related to the impact of running on the knee
  3. Extremely light and comfortable
  4. Trains your legs and feet to run with proper running and landing strike form
  5. The faster and more often you run, the more you will notice the joint impact reducing technology

Why Newton Running Shoes?

While running in Newton Running shoes, your feet will sense the ground faster, you’ll have a better feel for the road and you’ll want to strike the ground with the actuator lugs located under your forefoot. Right away you won’t feel the need to land on your heel. If you already run with a mid-foot or forefoot strike you will notice that you are on and off the ground quicker with less harsh impact and greater forward propulsion. Pronation and supination are terms used to describe the inward and outward roll of the foot and ankle during normal running motions. The Newton Running Shoes are said to help prevent over and under pronation and supination so the person wearing the shoes can run in proper form.


Extreme pronation and supination are associated with many foot ailments such as arch and heel pain, flat feet, sprains, knee/hip/back pain and even corns and calluses. Many athletes and medical practitioners recommend specific insoles to correct these problems. Based on the research and studies that Newton Running have conducted, their shoes are often times one of the recommendations as well.

Although you are not technically running barefoot when wearing the Newton Running Shoes, Dr. William Rossi in a 1999 article in Podiatry Management still said it best with regards to going barefoot :

Wise ManIt took 4 million years to develop our unique human foot and our consequent distinctive form of walk, a remarkable feat of bioengineering. Yet, in only a few thousand years, and with one carelessly designed instrument, our shoes, we have warped the pure anatomical form of human walk, obstructing its engineering efficiency, afflicting it with strains and stresses and denying it its natural grace of form and ease of movement head to foot.

Newton Running Shoes will promote a positive change in running form and feels great. It trains us to use the natural running form we would use if we were running barefoot. As Newton Running puts it:

“Newton running shoes have a unique feel as soon as you put them on”, they are lightweight, breathable, comfortable, highly cushioned yet stable and responsive.

Newton Running Shoes Styles

The price of Newton Shoes are higher than most other brands like Asics, Nike, New Balance or Vibram. But those who who do fork up the cash swear running in Newton Shoes help their form immensely. Although many of the Newton share similar fashion sense and style, the intricacies of the design make them unique running shoes. Whether you over/under pronate or supinate, buying a Newton shoe that will fit your needs won’t be an issue. Here are the most popular versions of the barefoot running styled shoe:

newton running shoes sir isaacThe Newton Running Sir Isaacis what is known as a neutral shoe therefore it has “some” pronation support. This version was designed for men. For Women’s there is a similar shoe called the Newton Running Lady Isaac shoe.
Sir Isaac Mens
Lady Isaac Womens
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newton running shoes gravityThe Newton Running Gravity is also one of their popular neutral trainers. The shoes are known for great speed work as well as distance running training. The floating feeling you experience while running is also a plus and earns these shoes status into the barefoot running shoe club.
Gravity Mens
Gravity Womens
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newton running shoes distanceThe Newton Running Distance is designed for distance running and is also a performance neutral trainer. If you can’t run barefoot, Newton gives you a healthy alternative that offers great support and light weight properties with this shoe as one of their more popular styles.Distance Mens
Distance Womens
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newton running shoes motionThe Newton Running Motion shoe stands out because it has a lot of flexibility in design such as it’s brother shoe the “all weather trainer”. The shoe was designed as modification to the earlier models. Improved sole and “ride” design helps runners experience improvement’s in their running style.
Motion Mens
Motion Womens
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newton running shoes distance uThe Newton Running Distance U is known as the universal trainer. This shoe was designed specifically for women and built around the concept of a shoe being a great all purpose athletic gear. Similar to the Nike Free’s the lightweight properties of the shoe give it a “floating” edge while training. This particular Newton shoe carries only 7.5oz of weight.
Distance U Womens
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The Newton Distance Stability Pink for women was engineered for performance and speed to cater to the most demanding athletes. This ultimate long-distance running shoes was instrumental in Natascha Badmann’s Ironman world record in 2007.
Distance Stability Pink
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The Newton Momentum Trail offers a similar feel to that of Sir Isaac and Lady Isaac Guidance Trainers. Oozing with comfort and natural feel, this guidance trainers will encourage you to adapt a natural running style.
Momentum Trail Mens
Momentum Trail Womens
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History of Newton Running Shoes

In many ways, the Newton Running Shoe story is the typical entreprenerial story of passion, business saavy, and obsessive persistence mixing together to produce the perfect formula. The story involves a serial inventor who dabbled in everything from inventing the best air purifier for smoke to sleeping solutions, an avid runner and orthodics specialist, and an investor. After multiple rejections from all the large shoe companies (Nike, Addidas, etc..) regarding their technology, the partners decided to strike off on their own. With no product development and marketing expertise, co-founders Jerry Lee and Danny Abshire bought out the rights and ownership from the inventor and built a successful boutique and niche product that has had a loyal and growing following ever since. Here, you can find the entire story of how the Newton Running Shoes came to be.

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