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A neutral racing shoe for distances up to the marathon, the Newton Distance features moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The Newton Distance is a shoe ready to take on your PRs. Protective enough to handle distances up to the marathon, this shoe features lugs that promote a mid-to-forefoot landing and deliver a responsive ride. A lightweight and breathable mesh upper is quick drying and provides comfort and a secure fit.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.5 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (21mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • 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
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Straight


The Distance is a moderate feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for daily training and racing.


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

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: Sadly i was the victim of misinformation about the distance 2012 on your website, where i bought them. You say the shoe has a 4mm drop, despite really loving the shoe (and this should be a lesson to all) i obsessed about them NOT being a zero drop shoe, when in fact they virtually were (2mm is virtually 0mm). so, partly foolishly, partly misguided by the wrong info, i bought first a new balance minimus and then when these proved too harsh on the cement and asphalt i run on, i bought the mv2 off the newton website. Neither of these shoes gave me the cushioning i need on my 5 mile runs on concrete/asphalt, although the newton mv2 did give me a springy bounce the first 35 min of my 65min run, but that faded for the last half of the run and i suffered almost as much pain as with the minimus. Checking out stats on the newton website, i see now my obsession about finding a 0mm drop shoes vs. the 2012 distance was unfounded. The 2mm drop is close enough (though i wish newton would turn it into a true 0mm)...HOWever, the incredible energy return and damping of hard surfaces (naturally, nothing like nike air max or other heel-loaded over-cushioned shoes) is a life saver. i have L4/L5 herniated discs and these shoes allow me to keep running. The choice to go to a true minimalist shoe on very hard surfaces for over an hour was a big mistake for me...though maybe not for you. But i'm guessing for most people, long runs on hard surfaces will not work in a true minimalist shoe, and i'm here to say, the 2013 distance is a comfortable, light, enjoyable and remarkable shoe. Aptly named too.
From: Johnny, Lake Balboa, CA, USA

Comments: I loved the 2011 version of the Newton Distance, super light with plenty of cushioning & really responsive. The 2013 is plenty light, but lacks cushioning which I prefer. If you like a harder feel with responsiveness then this is no doubt a good sneaker. I found the fit in the toe box to be a bit too roomey and I found that this sneaker ran a bit long. I'm 12.5 in the 2011 version and 12 in this one. The 12.5 was way to long. It is my first year running in the Newton's. I like them, they really do get you up on the balls of your feet. The actuator lugs are really not that noticeable after you get used to them. I have not run in the 2012's I heard they had a "harder" feel, less cushioning as well. Bring back the 2011's! Thanks!
From: Mark, Portland, ME, USA