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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$155
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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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 164 ratings

5 star
77%
4 star
7%
3 star
7%
2 star
1%
1 star
7%

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Expert Reviews

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74 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 by Triathlon Taren • Taren • Level 2 expert

    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 / 100 by Oleg & Oliver • Oleg & Oliver • Level 1 expert

    It's just very light and very comfortable stuff. Very breathable.

  • 82 / 100 by 9 Run • Stan • Level 3 expert

    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 / 100 by 9 Run • Stan • Level 3 expert

    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 / 100 by Athletics Weekly • Athletics Weekly • Level 3 expert

    It’s perfect as racer-trainer, with a responsive feel and dynamic propulsive effect from the ‘POP+’ midsole.

  • 60 / 100 by Athletics Weekly • Athletics Weekly • Level 3 expert

    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 / 100 by Deicy • Deicy • Level 1 expert

    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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Updates to Newton 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.

Newton 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.