Who should buy the Newton Distance Elite

You will love the Newton Distance Elite if:

  • You want breathable yet with enough cushioning shoes for long-distance runnings
  • You want a durable, lightweight neutral shoe for competition

Newton Distance Elite side view

Ultimate responsiveness in the outsole

The outsole features the unique Action/Reaction lugs that are situated right beneath the metatarsals. Based on their study, this never-seen-before outsole design gives ultimate responsiveness and underfoot protection.

Newton Distance Elite red

A high-density rubber is used in the forefoot for traction and durability while a carbon rubber is utilized in the heel for protection against wear and tear.

Newton Distance Elite heel yellow red shoe

Action/ Reaction Technology

The Newton Distance Elite’s midsole is also pretty minimal, due to the racing structure of the shoe.

Newton Distance Elite rear midsole

In place is the Action/ Reaction Technology, which can be seen in the forefoot and heel. These are in the form of external lugs that compress to absorb the shock forces when running and release the collected energy during toe-off. 

Newton Distance Elite rear midfoot

Aside from the energy-return properties of the shoe, the Met-flex grooves in the forefoot improve the foot’s ability to flex naturally. The runner can also expect a comfortable cushioning in the underfoot, because of the EVA midsole.

Newton Distance Elite forefoot midsole

Make running dry and cool with The Newton Distance Elite

The main coverage is made up of open mesh, a breathable and quick-drying material that will keep the foot dry and cool. Minimal overlays are fitted in strategic areas for better support and help with the secure fit and foot-hugging wrap.

Newton Distance Elite upper

In an effort to reduce irritation and bacteria, the brand incorporated the ETC sock liner and metatarsal stretch panels in the forefoot to maintain a healthy and hotspot-free environment.

Newton Distance Elite colar

The slip-proof laces are also present with double-eyelets, as well as the strobe last that ensures a smooth underfoot feel. A toe cap that is a bit thicker with enough flexibility prevents the toes from getting bruised.

Newton Distance Elite lacing

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.6oz / Women 6.2oz
Drop: 2mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 24mm
Heel height: 26mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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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.