The Newton Distance Elite is a racing and performance uptempo running shoe ideal for distances up to the marathon.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


When you need lightweight cushioning for race day, the Newton Distance Elite delivers. Borrowing elements from the Distance and the MV3, this neutral shoe is ideal for marathon racing and speedwork. Newton’s signature forefoot lugs and a low offset design promote a forefoot landing for a fast and efficient stride.

Model Number:

Weight: 7.4 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 26mm (Heel), 21mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium to low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • Action/Reaction Technology is utilized in the heel and forefoot. These external lugs compress to absorb shock energy, and then release energy during toe-off.
  • EVA midsole offers durable underfoot cushioning.
  • Met-flex grooves in the forefoot allow the foot to flex naturally.


  • Carbon Rubber Heel is engineered for high mileage durability.
  • High Density Rubber in the forefoot provides a long lasting outsole.


  • Open Mesh throughout the upper is a breathable, quick-drying material.
  • Overlays are anatomically placed to provide a secure fit.
  • Metatarsal Stretch Panels in the forefoot stretch to reduce irritation.
  • Slip-Proof Laces stay in place with heel-securing double eyelets.
  • ETC Sockliner is anti-bacterial for underfoot comfort and a healthy foot environment.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I've been using Newton distance shoes for everything from 5ks to Marathon. I keep thinking I'll find something better but have a closet full of Nikes, Asics and Saucony but always end up back with my Newtons. You definitely need to ease into them starting with a mile or two and working your way up. It's literally changed how I run. Highly recommend it.
From: GM, Lansing, MI, USA. May 25th 2015

Comments: I own 8 pair of Newton's. I am particularly fond of the Distance elite. I run 30-40 miles a week. Last year I ran the Columbus full marathon in the distance elite and no shoe could have done better. Great Shoe!!! If you are not used to Newton shoes, do not expect to love them immediately. there is a transition time, but once that transition has taken place, I am sure you will love Newton and the distance elite also.
From: Doug, Lexington, KY, USA. April 21st 2015

From: Anonymous. February 12th 2015