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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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use

    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
  • Weight
    Men: 7.9oz
    Women: 6.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 2mm
    Women: 2mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority ‘loved’ the optimal amount of cushioning of the Newton Distance 6.
  • Most runners appreciated the lightweight nature of the shoe.
  • Most users seemed happy with the sizing schemes.
  • The wearers highlighted the excellent responsiveness of the midsole, which enabled them to do extra miles without getting tired.
  • The users lauded the snug fit of the shoe.
  • A runner was very happy with the effectiveness of the shoe on slopes by providing good traction and preventing in-shoe wobbliness.
  • A wearer mentioned how he was very much satisfied with the extra room in the toe-box since it prevented the incidence of rubbing.
  • A tester praised these shoes by calling them ‘a fast performer’.
  • A purchaser thought that the colors of the Newton Distance 6 were simply ‘awesome’.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A customer decided to return the pair since he found these shoes a bit too tight.

Bottom line

The Newton Distance 6 has become the favorite of many within the road running community owing to its optimal cushioning, impressively lightweight and intelligently snug fit. With its sleek stylish looks and eye-catching color combinations, the shoe satisfies the fashion urge of the fashionistas as well.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Legacy Endurance Inc

    It's gonna feel really really light and it's definitely worth your try.

  • First look / Unboxing | Shop Zappos

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Updates to Newton Distance 6

  • The 6th iteration of the Newton Distance has mainly retained features and technology of its past version to maintain the similar feeling. It has, however, made small changes to its overall design for enhanced comfort, breathability and fit for the users.
  • The upper’s design has been improved for enhanced breathability and a softer feel against the skin.
  • The size of the lugs on the outsole has been improved for better grip on asphaltic surfaces. The enhanced shape allows the runner to perform efficiently on roads without having to worry about the shoe’s traction or its resistance to abrasion.  

Newton Distance 6 size and fit

The Newton Distance 6 fits true to size. It comes in the standard running length for both the genders and a standard medium width of D for men and B for women. The shoe has a spacious toe-box, which makes it suitable for the wide-footed people, as well.

Outsole

The durable ‘High-Density rubber’ in the forefoot region provides a long-lasting layer of protection. It also delivers traction, which is important for every movement on the roads.

The SHARC (Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound) Outsole is very effective against abrasion. It also keeps the shoe performing excellently for a much longer time.

The Full Flex Zone with ‘ice lugs’ takes care of the runner’s foot splay during the propulsion stage of the ride. It accommodates the natural flexibility of the foot, especially when the joints bend for the takeoff.   

Midsole

The Newtonium foam in the midsole offers an optimal combination of remarkable cushioning and efficient energy return to the user. This material features a responsiveness that enables the runner to cover extra miles on the shoe without being tired or at risk of getting injuries.

The Action/Reaction feature is an interesting technology of the Newton Distance 6. The lugs, which are effective in the heel and forefoot region, work by absorbing and then releasing the energy from impact forces back into the shoe’s environment when the runner assumes the toe-off position. This way the technology helps in the forward propulsion while running and keeps the runner motivated throughout one’s ride.

P.O.P. 1 Platform consists of lugs that retreat into the air-filled chambers upon impact. The platform heightens the responsiveness of the shoe while also enabling it to perform even faster on the asphalt.

The ‘High-rebound EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate)’ layer ensures additional bounce to every stride of the ride and provides extra cushioning underfoot. The material is of high quality and therefore very resistant to impact forces. It is also very durable.

The Newton Distance 6 houses the ‘Biomechanical foot sensor plate’ which increases the shoe’s perception of the movement and helps in making a flexible ride for the runner.

The shoe houses the ETC Sockliner, which offers underfoot protection and comfort. It also has an anti-bacterial property that keeps the interior foot clean.

Upper

The breathable Engineered Mesh on the upper allows for a healthy inflow and outflow of air through the foot-chamber. This results in instant drying and cooling of the foot while out on the roads. It also consolidates the shoe structure in its key areas. The mesh material is seamless and feels smooth against the skin, which saves the runner from chafing or irritation.

The Heel Lace Lock keeps the user’s heel locked down in its proper position throughout the run and ensures a snug fit around the foot. The feature prevents uncomfortable slipping of the foot inside the shoe while running.

The Pre-Molded Heel Counter further improves the fit of the user’s heel for a better running experience.

The Newton Distance 6 does not use the traditional shape for its laces; instead, it has ‘Semi-flat Laces’. The flatness of the laces holds and maintains the customized fit of the shoe for the user throughout one’s ride.

The 360-degree reflectivity of this 6th iteration of the shoe provides enhanced visibility in conditions where the light is really low. The feature makes this shoe suitable for wearers who are used to running at night.

The Strobel Last, stitched to full-length fabric across the upper, enhances the silken feel against the skin, thereby increasing the underfoot comfort for the runner.

The tongue enables the users to slip on these shoes quickly and efficiently. It also helps in maintaining a snug and secure fit around the foot.