Verdict from 5 experts and 100+ user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Many runners applauded the lightweight construction of the Distance V.
  • According to some reviews, the shoe is very comfortable and supportive especially on long runs.
  • It comes with an improved seamless upper construction for enhanced ventilation and conformity.
  • This shoe is super fast, as highlighted in most reviews.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Newton Distance V is expensive.
  • Some do not like the colors of the 5th update of the Newton Distance.

Bottom line

The Newton Distance V is a lightweight neutral running shoe that offers a combination of comfort, breathability, support, and flexibility. The new ice lugs and full flex zone accommodates the splay of the foot. This shoe is ideal for race days and daily training.

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Good to know

  • The Newton Distance V comes with an updated upper. The new improvements in the upper give better ventilation and comfort. It also made enhancements to accommodate foot splay during the propulsion stage of the running cycle.

The 5th version of the Newton Distance has a half size larger than the standard running shoe size. Just like its predecessor, it accommodates and gives a comfortable fit to runners with narrow or medium foot shapes. The heel is a bit narrow but the midfoot and the forefoot are of standards measurements.


The outsole unit of the shoe features the durable High-Density EVA that does not only give a long-lasting outsole performance but also delivers an impressive high-rebound attribute that improves performance.

In order to give a reliable outsole that lasts for long, the brand uses the super high-abrasion rubber compound that is really designed for shoe’s longevity. It is an impressive rubber element that withstands the damaging properties of the road.


The Distance V utilizes the brand’s Action/Reaction Technology from the heel to the forefoot area. It absorbs the ground impact for a smoother landing and releases the energy for a more powerful toe-off. The Gravity 8 from Newton is another competition running shoe that showcases this technology.

The midsole unit of the shoe features the durable High-Rebound EVA that does not only give a long-lasting performance but also delivers an impressive high-rebound attribute that improves performance.

It also uses the Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate that increases ground surface communication for an efficient stride with added stability.


A lightweight and breathable mesh that keeps the foot well-ventilated and comfortable composed the upper unit of the Newton Distance V. It also has overlays anatomically placed in the upper to deliver a secure fit. A heel lace lock system was also utilized to give a snug heel lockdown fit.

The new full flex zone found in the upper accommodates foot splay at the propulsion stage of the running cycle.

Rankings

How Newton Distance V ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 23% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 34% Newton running shoes
All Newton running shoes
Top 21% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Newton Distance V.
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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.