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A lightweight performance shoe for neutral runners, the Newton Distance features moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.

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The Newton Distance 2011 is all about moving forward fast. A low heel-to-toe drop encourages a midfoot strike and bouncy lugs in the forefoot provides energy return at toe-off. The Newton Distance is best suited for tempo runs, intervals and racing.

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Weight: 8.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (27mm); non-removable insole; measurement includes forefoot lugs.

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Medium-low
  • Arch Structure: Medium-low

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: April 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Disatnce

INTRODUCTION

The Distance is a moderate feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing. It is built with a semi-straight shape.

CUSHIONING

  • Action/Reaction Technology is utilized in the heel and forefoot. These external actuator lugs are designed to press into recessed chambers with an elastic membrane to absorb shock energy. During toe-off, the lugs are engineered to release the stored energy for increased forward propulsion.
MIDSOLE
  • Action/Reaction Technology is utilized in the heel and forefoot. These external actuator lugs are designed to press into recessed chambers with an elastic membrane to absorb shock energy. During toe-off, the lugs are engineered to release the stored energy for increased forward propulsion.
  • EVA is an industry standard midsole material designed to offer durable cushioning.
  • Met-flex is located at the forefoot and is a flex groove intended to allow the foot to flex naturally.
UPPER
  • Open Mesh covers most of the upper and is a breathable material designed to dry quickly.
  • Overlays are anatomically located to provide a secure fit.
  • Metatarsal Stretch Panels are positioned at the medial and lateral forefoot and are designed to reduce irritation.
  • Slip-Proof Laces
  • ETC Sockliner is designed to reduce underfoot friction and have anti-bacterial properties.
OUTSOLE
  • Carbon Rubber Heel is engineered for high mileage durability.
  • High Density Rubber is utilized in the forefoot and is intended to provide a long lasting outsole.

Comments: I just completed my 10th marathon in these shoes yesterday, and hit a PR. Today, my legs feel stronger and less sore than they ever have after a marathon. I used these shoes exclusively for the final 5 weeks of my 12 week training plan, and felt great in them. I believe that running with more proper technique and landing more on my mid-foot (with the help of these shoes) may speed my recovery time as well. I'll probably wear Newton's for life!
From: Karl, Lakeside, AZ, USA

Comments: I also love these shoes. I've tried other brands that claim a mid foot ride but none compare to these shoes. My mileage went through the roof because I am so much more comfortable and I run with less effort. I look forward to running everyday and dread the days I don't. I've gotten more than 400 miles on my Newtons and theres still life yet. I typically wear a size 10.5 but wear an 11 in the Newtons. Get them a 1/2 size larger because you want to be sure the energy return pad is hitting properly. I'll be running in these for a very long time.
From: Ron W., Highspire, PA, USA

Comments: I just did my first run in these this morning. It was supposed to be a 7-mile recovery run, but I ended up running at about half-marathon race pace because the ride felt so sweet. I'm 6'0" 158lbs and I run about 60 miles per week, typically in footwear ranging from Vibram Five Fingers all the way to Asics Nimbus 12s. The Newton Distance Racer has instantly become my new favorite shoe, and I am looking forward to setting some new PRs with them!
From: Jon, PGH, PA, USA

Comments: I love these shoes, they have completely changed the way that I run.  Trying to land on your midfoot (with your ankle neutral) in a traditional shoe is impossible since the heel is twice as thick as the forefoot.  So after years of trying to improve my gate I was still a mild heel striker.  These shoes have finally allowed me to have a natural gate.  I run so much more efficiently now.  My calves are getting a lot more of a workout, but the rest of my body is barely tired after very long training runs.  I can't picture myself ever running in a shoe with a raised heel again. 
From: Josh, Farmington, UT, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+