The Newton Kismet is a standard, daily running, support shoe designed for a mild overpronated foot motion, ideal for midfoot/forefoot striking.


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Smooth-riding efficiency and stability come together in the Newton Kismet. Featuring a broad base and an underfoot arch bridge, this trainer provides mild support to combat overpronation. A P.O.P. 2 platform encourages an efficient stride while retaining a forgiving underfoot feel and a smooth transition from footstrike through toe-off. The Newton Kismet is ideal for everything from longer races to everyday use.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (22mm)  

Widths Available: D=Medium

How it Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: 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.
  • P.O.P 2 is an intermediate Newton platform, featuring tapered lugs that recess into air-filled chambers for a moderately responsive underfoot feel.
  • Extended Medial Bridge provides increased stability to reduce the effects of overpronation.
  • EVA midsole offers durable underfoot cushioning.
  • Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate in the forefoot allows you to feel the ground, offering constant sensory feedback.


  • SHARC Outsole consists of a high abrasion compound that provides increased traction in both dry and wet conditions.


  • Engineered mesh provides lightweight breathability and structure in key areas.
  • Overlays are anatomically placed to provide a secure fit.
  • 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: Great shoe. Feels light and fast. Barely feel the minimal "support." Best for neutral runners with good form, probably can help improve form. Lugs do not feel intrusive at all. Best for exclusively road (solid) surfaces; very slippery and poor traction in sand/gravel/soft trail surfaces.
From: Vince, Livermore, CA, USA. May 6th 2015

Comments: Absolutely perfect. Newton hit this one out of the park. Perfect balance of support, cushioning, light weight, stiffness, flexibility, and fit. Perfect for the long course triathlete who needs a little extra cushioning, but wants to retain the responsiveness and energy return that make Newton runners very hard to return to traditional shoes. Only concern with Newton is the longevity of the lugs. Kismet is probably best for long training runs, marathons, and iron distance racing. You won't see top pros wearing them in Kona, but most can't/won't run a sub 3-hr Ironman marathon. If you're looking for a moderately fast, light, responsive, and forgiving trainer/long course racer, look no further.
From: Anonymous. August 25th 2014