Facts

  • 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: 7.6oz
    Women: 6.6oz
  • 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.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Newton Distance 8

  • This road running shoe features a few updates in the upper and in the midsole. These updates are meant to help runners improved their pace and overall performance on the road.
  • Integrated into the midsole is the Newtonium foam. It is a highly responsive foam that gives the foot a comfortable underfoot cushioning. It works well with the notable Newton Action/Reaction Technology which aims to deliver better shock absorption and improve energy return. As a result, a bouncier sensation is experienced by the runner
  • Proper ventilation is encouraged by the open mesh. The primary purpose of which is to allow the continuous flow of fresh air. This breathable material is essential in making the foot environment healthier, more relaxed, and drier.

Newton Distance 8 size and fit

For the length, the Newton Distance 8 utilizes the standard running shoe measurements. Runners have to make sure to check for the brand's website to see their specific fit guide. With its upper construction, the user is sure to experience a snugger and more comfortable fit while running. The available width profile is Medium for both the men's and the women's version.

Outsole

The SHARC outsole is integrated into the Newton Distance 8. It is described to be a high-abrasion material that is specifically designed to provide durability.

Located in the forefoot area is the high-density rubber. This component of the shoe aims to provide a long lasting outsole.

Utilized in the shoe is the Full Flex Zone with Ice lugs. At the propulsion stage of the gait cycle, the splay of the foot is accommodated.

Midsole

Used in the midsole is the Newtonium foam, which aims to deliver comfort and maximize responsiveness. This midsole foam is lightweight and provides consistent performance throughout the run.

Lying on the forefoot and heel area is the Action/Reaction Technology. This technology features external lugs that are essential in shock absorption. It also encourages a more powerful toe-off.

Like the Newton Gravity 8, the P.O.P. 1 Platform is integrated into the Newton Distance 8. Featured in the P.O.P. 1 Platform are lugs which recede into the air-filled chambers of the shoe. The main focus of which is to provide a faster and more responsive underfoot feel.

With the utilization of the biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate, increased proprioception is offered. This feature is essential in letting the user experience a more flexible ride.

The ETC Sockliner is used in crafting the shoe. This anti-bacterial material is added to encourage underfoot comfort. It also aids in promoting a healthy foot environment.

Upper

Integrated into the Newton Distance 8 is the open mesh material that comes in a seamless construction. The mesh is vital in delivering breathability to the foot chamber. It is meant to provide structure in the key areas as well.

Another notable feature of the Distance 8 is the pre-molded heel counter. A snugger fit is then promoted during the running session.


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