Hi guys, looking for some advice. I've been in Newtons for 4 or so years. Currently rotating the Motion and Energy but have also used the Gravity and Sir Isaac in the past. Overall I like them and have run some great times yet I also spend a lot of time injured and I strive to figure out how I can train consistently. The Newtons may well have nothing to do with the injuries (and perhaps I'd be worse off without them) but I am eager to see what else is around.
I do have the Brooks Pure Flow 2 but not a great fan. I think the cushoining is too soft which is part of the difficulty of moving away from Newton's. The cushioning feel really is quite unique. I tried Kinvara 1 years ago and seem to recall quite liking them but on gait analysis I was told that they were inducing a little extra over pronation. i think this was due to the wide lateral forefoot and non supportive upper. I'm normally pretty neutral. So I stopped using them. I also have some Merrel bare access which I do short runs in occasionally. I feel these are too harsh and not enough shoe for me so looking for something more than that.
So any suggestions? Anyone moved on from Newton's and found a valid alternative? I am considering the fastwich 6 which I can try on at a local shop or the gorun 3 but I would have to mail order that. Not sure how the cushioning compares on those. I want them for marathon training and will rotate with Newtons initially but I need to be comfortable up to 20 miles in them at pace around 7:45 for long runs.
Thanks for any advice!