The Newton Distance III is a long distance racing and performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The Newton Distance III is designed to bring you performance and efficiency. This neutral shoe features a low heel-to-toe offset and utilizes Newton’s Action/Reaction technology to promote a forefoot strike. An open mesh upper provides breathable comfort, while a lightweight construction makes this shoe ideal for long distance racing and speedwork.

Model Number:

Weight:  7.5 oz (size 9)

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

Widths Available: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Mid-foot: Medium
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi- Curved


  • Action/Reaction Technology is utilized in the forefoot. These external lugs compress to absorb shock energy, and then release energy during toe-off.
  • P.O.P. 1 Platform features lugs that recede into air-filled chambers, providing a responsive and fast underfoot feel.
  • High Rebound EVA midsole offers durable underfoot cushioning with excellent energy return.
  • Met-flex grooves in the forefoot allow the foot to flex naturally.


  • SHARC Outsole is a high-abrasion compound designed to provide lasting durability.
  • 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: This is the fourth different revision of Newton's Distance that I've worn. I keep buying Newton shoes because, despite the cost, they are a great match for me (my top priority: find a shoe that lets me run as fast and far as I want, as often as I want, and not get hurt!). I was excited to try the 5th lug, but I can't say that I notice much of a difference. Maybe a little more stability? Although that might just be psychological. My favorite thing about the shoe, honestly, is the color combo. The orange is way cooler than the old shocking yellow/green that the Distances used to sport! I have always ordered these a 1/2 size up from my normal shoe size and they fit perfectly.
From: Dave, Hudson Valley, NY, USA. December 4th 2014

Comments: Converted Newtonian! Shoes are awesome! I have two pairs now, the Distance III and Gravity III. They are comfortable, light, and can go the distance. For my run days, I average around 17-20mi a week and these are my new go to shoe. That being said, everyone's foot is different so this shoe might not be for your. You have to have already developed a mid/fore-foot running technique for these shoes to work. There is a break in period of about 15-20mi I would say. But after that, they are golden. The toe box is wide and the upper mesh is soft and made really well. I replaced the laces with Lock-Laces to help during transitions and for a snugger fit; helps when your feet swell too. For reference, I've used Pegasus, Frees, Brooks Pure Connects other various Nike shoes. I don't even want to run in those anymore. Also buy a half size up.
From: mcgong, Orange, CA, USA. September 26th 2014