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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: 7oz
    Women: 6.1oz
  • 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: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Newton Distance IV

  • Newton dished out minimal changes in the 5th version of the Distance. The upper gets the major makeover in this version. Most visible is the change in the mesh. The forefoot continues to be very open for ultra-breathability, but the rest of the shoe is now made of more refined and structured mesh starting around the midfoot to the heel. This helps with foot security in these areas.
  • Another change is in the tongue padding. This version has a very flat tongue made of smooth material. Newton wanted the tongue to fit like a second skin.
  • The suede overlay in the midfoot has been replaced with a stitched version. To compensate for this, Newton also moved the stitched logo from around the heel to the immediate vicinity of the midfoot.

Newton Distance IV size and fit

The fit continues to be a trademark of past Distance models. It has a secure wraparound feel in the heel and locked down midfoot with a very average forefoot. The snug fit helps provide that fast-paced feel. This should be a nice fit for those with medium to narrow feet. Standard shoe length is applied in the shoe.


Outsole

The outsole is made largely of what Newton calls as the SHARC or Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound, which is basically very tough carbon rubber for excellent wear and tear protection. Moreover, this has excellent traction even in wet conditions. Like all Newton shoes, the Distance IV features the proprietary lug system just beneath the metatarsal. In this shoe, it is the POP 1 or the 5-lug system that has squared corners for optimal cushioning.


Midsole

The midsole is a simple compression-molded EVA that covers the entire shoe. It works with the lugs to create another Newton tech in the Action/Reaction technology. The idea behind the design is to provide runners with almost the same energy return that is commensurate with the force upon impact. The Newton Gravity 8 is another competition shoe with the Action/Reaction technology and is one of the most popular running shoes from the brand.


Upper

The upper uses two kinds of mesh. It has round holes in the forefoot with a more structured type starting from the midfoot to the forefoot. The heel is a bit stiff for some semblance of stability. There is a synthetic overlay in the midfoot as well as a stitched Newton logo. Semi-flat laces hold the fit together while an almost flat tongue gives a second skin feel.


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