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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

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