Newton Kismet Running Shoe Review

Newton made a bit of a splash this year with the release of a bunch of new shoe models built on their new 5-lug forefoot platform. If you’re not familiar with Newton’s lug system, it’s basically a set of raised, elongated lugs under the forefoot of the shoe that are intended to help cushion the […]

Summer 2014 Running Shoe Previews Part 2: Newton Fate, Newton Kismet, Newton Aha, Newton BoCo Sol

This is Part 2 of a 4-part series – you can also view previews of Altra, New Balance, and Hoka summer 2014 releases. Since these shoes have yet to be released, I have not run in any of them. If you have, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Newton has several new […]

Newton Motion III Review: Five Lugs Are Better Than Four

One of the most frequent complaints that I’ve heard over the years about Newton shoes is that the forefoot lugs compromise mediolateral stability, particularly when turning. This issue arises due to the fact that until recently, Newton shoes had only 4 lugs under the forefoot, and these lugs did not extend to the edges of […]

Newton BoCo AT Trail Running Shoe Review

Newton doesn’t have a big toehold in the trail running market. Their first attempt at a trail shoe, the Terra Momentum, was basically a slightly modified version of their Sir Isaac trainer (a shoe the I didn’t like at all) and I passed on trying it out. Newton is taking a second crack at a […]

Newton BoCo AT and Distance Elite Running Shoe Previews

Newton Running has historically been characterized by a fairly small collection of shoes. You have the Distance, Gravity, Motion, Sir Isaac/Lady Isaac and a few others, and short of incremental updates you pretty much know what you’re going to get. In the past few months, however, Newton has announced a bunch of new additions. First […]

Newton Energy Running Shoe Review

The first time I put on the Newton Energy NR I didn’t know quite what to think. My first impression was that they were crazy soft and that the heel lockdown was really slippy. I though maybe Newton had swung and missed with the newest shoe in their lineup. (Disclosure: These shoes were media samples […]

Newton Energy: New Running Shoe Coming this Summer

Newton Running is not a company that tends to release new shoe models very often. They have a pretty small lineup of shoes that occasionally see minor tweaks and updates, and I view this as a good thing. If a shoe works, don’t make major changes! I also see too many companies focusing their energies […]

Newton MV2 Zero Drop Running Shoe Review: First Impressions

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel for me, and my posting rate here on the blog has suffered a bit as a result. My most recent trip was a short jaunt to Boulder, Colorado to attend Newton Running’s annual retail summit. Newton was kind enough to invite me to serve on […]

Newton Distance Racer Review: Sir Isaac Gets it Right

Let me state openly at the outset of this review that my first experience with a pair of Newton running shoes was not a good one. In winter 2009 I received a pair of Newton Sir Isaac’s – I think this was the first pair of review shoes that I’d ever received – and I […]

Newton Sir Isaac Running Shoe Review: This Heel Striker Can’t Seem to Find His Forefoot

One of the things that I’ve come to believe in over the past year is that there is no “perfect shoe” that will work for every single person. We are all slightly variable in our anatomy and physiology, and this carries over to things like our running style and which running shoes will work best […]