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Newtons impressions

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Today I used the Newton shoes for the first time... a few people asked me about them before.<br><br>
So... it's inconclusive after just an easy 3mi run, but they're fast. Their shape direct you into a midfoot strike, followed by a roll forward so your foot takes off quickly. I think that's the optimum foot motion... I did around 8:10/mile, which is way faster than an easy run, don't know if it's the shoes or just the excitement of a new toy. They're also lighter because they removed a lot of weight from the heel.<br><br>
Everybody I asked before was very happy with them, except for the heel striker. If you're a heel striker, then it could get painful. I heard about Achilles and ankle problems, but that happens to everyone when transitioning to a midfoot/forefoot strike, right? So if you don't do that already, they're not the shoes for you.<br><br>
I can't know yet if it how it affects my feet... I could let you know in a few days. They feel very weird when walking to warmup / cool down... like walking on bike shoes. I don't think you can run too slow on them. The way I see them, I might use them for up to 10K, but not for a HM or Marathon.<br><br>
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I've wonder about Newtons. It seemed that they were being toted as "making" you midfoot strike, but if they are light in the heel as you say, then maybe they would work for us that don't ever hit our heels. I always feel like I'm toting around weight I don't need.
400 miles!! As a natural forefoot, I consider that alot. I go through shoes quickly because manufacturers make shoes for heel strikers (90% of the population run on heels), so they ignor cushion in the forefoot. You may have sold me, ask Newton for a commission <img alt="smile.gif" src="">
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