Comments: These shoes are fast, truly. I run faster in these than comparable weight shoes. I feel the lugs give a performance benefit. In terms of performance, I use them as a daily trainer, did a 20 miler in them, and plan to run my May marathon in them. My only complaint is durability. I have 317 miles on them now, and they may make to 400. I supinate which leads to a very unequal wear on the outside lugs on each shoe, I deem the shoe retired when the lug disappears : ).
From: Dave, Milwaukee, WI, USA. April 17th 2014
Comments: I have gone trough 2 MV2s and now have the MV3. They are OK for the experienced runner up to and including the half marathon, but would really put a beating on my body (M62) if I tried to run a full marathon in them.
From: Tim, Philadelphia, Pa. USA. 2/25/14
Comments: I race(d) in the MV2, but had to order it half a size large due to the narrow width of the MV2. In conversations with Newton (fantastic customer service!) they said the MV3 was wider in the toe box vs. the MV2, but still with the slipper like fit of a racing flat. I took a chance and ordered the MV3 the day it came out (this week), and was NOT disappointed. I am able to wear my typical size, and yes, it issnug, but exactly how a racing flat SHOULD fit. The MV2 had too much space for length, as I ordered 1/2 size up. The MV3 is perfect. In comparing the two shoes, the MV3 is lighter, looks better, and fits better. One other note...the MV3's lugs are less pronounced than other Newton shoes I own (MV2, Gravity, and Distance), but you still definitely notice the 0 (negative 1 !!!) drop!
From: Steve, Lincoln, NE