Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Triathlon
Price
$155
Weight
M: 230g | W: 173g
Heel to toe drop
M: 2mm | W: 2mm
Heel height
M: 24mm | W: 24mm
Forefoot height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Many runners applauded the light weight 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.



World wide, Distance V is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Newton, is the 18th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 987 shoes


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 162 ratings

5 star
78%
4 star
8%
3 star
7%
2 star
1%
1 star
6%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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74 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 84
    TarenLevel 2 expert
    by Triathlon Taren
    Very good for road racing, very good for your tempo runs, very good for your speed work. It's light, it's poppy. It encourages you to run off the front of your foot, have that nice, neutral, efficient stride like all Newton Distance shoes.
  • 86
    Oleg & OliverLevel 1 expert
    by Oleg & Oliver
    It's just very light and very comfortable stuff. Very breathable.
  • 82
    StanLevel 3 expert
    by 9 Run
    Cushioning is not in the middle of the spectrum, which means that this is a marathon shoe for those who prefer minimalist and a speed shoe for those used to traditional runners.
  • 81
    StanLevel 3 expert
    by 9 Run
    Cushioning is not in the middle of the spectrum, which means that this is a marathon shoe for those who prefer minimalist and a speed shoe for those used to traditional runners.
  • 60
    Athletics WeeklyLevel 3 expert
    by Athletics Weekly
    It’s perfect as racer-trainer, with a responsive feel and dynamic propulsive effect from the ‘POP+’ midsole.
  • 60
    Athletics WeeklyLevel 3 expert
    by Athletics Weekly
    While the heel-drop is quoted at 2mm, the shoe does feel unusual due to the forefoot lugs, so it’s best treated like any shoe with a low drop and given some time to become naturally accustomed to the feel.
  • 79
    DeicyLevel 1 expert
    by Deicy
    My take on the Newton Distance shoe is that it's not perfect shoe there's certainly somethings that I wish I could be better but there's a lot that could have been worse.
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  • Matthew Newton Running
    Some of the upgrades include a new seamless upper that includes more breathability, as well as conformity to the foot.
  • Nelly Shop Zappos
    The Action/Reaction midsole technology in the midfoot and heel creates active, trampoline-like cushioning that promotes quicker bounceback and minimal energy loss.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These great-looking running shoes here are extremely lightweight. You got that heel-to-toe differential of 2 mm, with a very breathable seamless mesh and textile upper.

Updates to Distance V

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.

Distance V size and fit

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 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.

Outsole

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 attributes that improves performance.

In order to give a reliable outsole that last 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.

Midsole

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-offs.

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 attributes that improves performance.

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

Upper

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 lock down fit.

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


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