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: 8oz
    Women: 7oz
  • 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 S 8

  • The Newton Distance S is now back! It is considered as the lightest and fastest running shoe from Newton. The Newton Distance S 8 features impressive improvement, from top to bottom, to give runners satisfying performance on the road.
  • The upper features a new air-mesh material that is breathable and light. It wraps the foot comfortably and the seamless construction reduces the risk of blister and irritation.
  • The shoe also uses the Newtonium cushioning that extends from the forefoot to the heel section. This midsole foam aims to deliver responsiveness and comfortable underfoot protection.
  • The outsole of the Distance S 8 has been modified as well for enhanced durability and grip. The Full Flex Zone with Ice lugs is utilized to encourage a more efficient gait cycle.

Newton Distance S 8 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Distance S 8 runs true to size. It can accommodate medium foot measurements from the heel to the forefoot and the toe-box is roomy enough for toe splay.  The shoe is also available in both men’s and women’s versions in standard medium width option.

Outsole

What makes the outsole of the shoe durable are the SHARC compound and the high-density rubber materials. These outsole materials provide durability and a reasonable amount of grip on varied paved surfaces.

The Full Flex Zone with Ice lugs is designed to accommodate foot splay. It delivers flexibility without sacrificing traction and cushioning.

Midsole

In the midsole of the Newton Distance S 8 is the Newtonium foam. This midsole cushioning delivers a layer of underfoot protection designed for responsiveness and comfort.

Considered as unique technologies from Newton, the Action/Reaction and P.O.P. 1 Platform has also been used in this stability shoe. Particularly placed in the heel and forefoot sections, this technology aims to absorb shock during impact and release energy during toe-off. These midsole technologies are also used in Gravity 8, Distance 8, and all other shoes from Newton Running.

Added into the midsole is the high-rebound EVA foam which offers reliable and comfortable underfoot cushioning. It also gives added responsiveness when running.

For increased support and stability, the shoe makes use of the 2nd Density Medial Support and the Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate. The Medial Posting, which comes in a firmer foam, aims to reduce overpronation while the metatarsal sensor plate enhances the proprioception for a more lively and bouncy ride.

For additional underfoot cushioning, the shoe uses an ETC sockliner. It has an anti-bacterial property for a healthier foot environment.

Upper

The upper of the Newton Distance S 8 aims to deliver a more breathable and lighter feel to the users. It makes use of an ultra-breathable air-mesh material to keep the foot well-ventilated throughout the run. It comes with a few minimalistic overlays for added support and durability.

It also has a pre-molded heel counter that delivers a snug fit in the heel area and a no-sew toe cap for added protection. The upper unit also aims to provide a smoother and blister-free environment to the users.


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