On Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17 I got a chance to test out the Newtons for the first time. The Newtons are extremely light weight, with a medium flexibility. They compare well to the Brooks T6 Racers that I have been using. Both shoes are made of a really breathable mesh, perfect for training and racing in our hot and humid south Florida summer weather.
The Newton website gives additional details about this shoe: "The Newton Distance offers greater flexibility in the mid-foot region and its forefoot flex groove allows the feet to work naturally as if barefoot with maximum protection against ground forces. With a low-to-the ground construction and Action/Reaction Technology™ in the forefoot, this eye-catching, lightweight racer gets you to the finish line with less impact and more speed."
Mid Foot Strike
In April I blogged about Trying New Running Style after reading Ken Mierke's book The Triathlete's Guide to Run Training. Mierke is a proponent of mid-foot strike running, rather than heel strike running. I have made the switch from a heel striker to a mid-foot striker, over the last few months, and was looking for a pair of shoes that were designed for that style of running.
I'll be adding additional information and reviews as I continue to test the Newton running shoes. A comprehensive review will be written, once I've finished testing the shoes, on Examiner.com. I am the Miami Running Fitness Examiner for that site. Check out Newton's complete line of running shoes on the Newton website.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Run Diva