Arch support
M: 230g | W: 190g
Heel to toe drop
M: 3mm | W: 3mm
Heel height
M: 25mm | W: 25mm
Forefoot height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


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.

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.


We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners liked the light weight and comfortable construction of the Newton Gravity V.

  • Many were impressed by the updated features of the Newton Gravity including the 4-way stretch mesh metatarsal panels and new reinforced eyelets.

  • The 5th version of the Newton Gravity offers pre-molded heel counter for enhanced fit and improved form.

  • The improved bottom of this shoe, which provides maximum cushioning and improved flexibility, gained positive feedbacks from testers.

  • It has a 360-degree reflectivity feature.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Gravity V is an expensive shoe.

  • Available in limited color choices.

Bottom line

The Newton Gravity V is a running shoe for long distance runs, daily training and uptempo runs. Made light weight and with enhanced cushioning, flexibility and comfort, this shoe will not disappoint when use on the roads.

World wide, Gravity V is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Newton, is the 19th most popular.

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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84 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 85
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    The five lugs under the Gravity V are tuned to deliver the highly responsive ride of early Newton shoes, meaning this is a fast-feel shoe, but one with plenty of cushioning in both heel and forefoot.
  • 80
    Brian MetzlerLevel 5 expert
    by Running Competitor
    The fifth edition of the Gravity has a revamped upper made from an improved engineer mesh.
  • 85
    Jason SaltmarshLevel 4 expert
    by Salt Marsh Running
    However, at just over 8 ounces, it’s light and responsive enough to handle speedwork and racing.
  • 80
    Jonathan BeverlyLevel 4 expert
    by Runner's World
    The five lugs under the Gravity V are tuned to deliver a fast sensation, but the shoe has plenty of cushioning in both heel and forefoot.
  • 80
    Brian MetzlerLevel 4 expert
    by Triathlete
    Although there were some minor changes to this featherweight neutral trainer, the reliable Newtonian ride is similar to the previous version. 
  • 92
    Running Product ReviewsLevel 3 expert
    by Running Product Reviews
    Smoothest ride yet.
  • 90
    Samuel ChuaLevel 3 expert
    by RunRepeat
    The Newton Gravity V excels on the road and track. It is best used for workouts from 5km to Full Marathons.
  • 80
    flyersfan1088Level 3 expert
    by Gear Institute
    The shoe is going to be the choice for many that want an overall lightweight but very strong and supportive shoe.
  • 89
    Runningmere FitnessLevel 1 expert
    by Runningmere Fitness
    During longer runs, the shoes remained supportive and responsive, no pinching or rubbing my foot in any spots, while staying light and quick during interval running and speedwork.
  • 80
    Ethan KellyLevel 1 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    Like many of it's previous models, the Gravity V's are comfortable and catchy, but will leave a dent in your wallet.
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  • Josh Road Runner Sports
    Give your feet the breath of fresh air that they deserve with the new seamless engineered mesh and four-way stretch mesh in the metatarsal panel.
  • Laura Newton Running
    Starting with the sole, we segmented through the waist of it to increase the flexibility and the durability of this shoe.
  • Rachel Road Runner Sports
    The new P.O.P. 1 platform will keep you running on your metatarsal, which will give your knees a break.
  • Sunshine Shop Zappos
    There's some Action/Reaction midsole technology in the midfoot and heel that creates an active trampoline-like cushioning. And what that does is promote a quicker bounce back and minimal energy loss.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These awesome running shoes have a really lightweight, flexible design; built to handle just about anything you'll encounter out there on the road.

Updates to Gravity V

Flexibility and cushioning was being improved in the Newton Gravity V. It features the new and updated innovative bottom that enhances the shoe’s flexibility feature and full-foot cushioning.

The 5th version of the Newton Gravity provides a well-ventilated seamless mesh upper that was improved to provide breathability and added durability. It also lessens the risk of frictions and risk of foot hot spots.

It comes with an improved tongue that has a radial band to keep the tongue in place and support foam for added comfort and protection. This new tongue feature does not affect the lightweight construction of the shoe.

The pre-molded heel counter of the shoe was enhanced in this version, providing a better fit and form. It comes with a contoured shape that is highly supportive and gives a slip-resistant attribute.

The Gravity V features the new way stretch metatarsal mesh panels that can accommodate runners with different foot shapes and widths.

The Newton Gravity V promises to give a well-cushioned and smoother ride. It comes with a new anatomically formed insole that offers cushioning consistency and improved ride.

Gravity V size and fit

The Gravity V has a standard running shoe length. It has a wide toe box and the forefoot area, mid-foot and heel area are well accommodated because of the updated heel counter and enhanced form of the shoe.


The outsole unit of the Newton Gravity V uses the high-rebound EVA that offers better cushioning. It provides better shock absorption and protection for the ankle and joints during foot movement. It also gives added shoe durability.

Long lasting performance and durability are the things offers by the Gravity V because of the super high abrasion rubber compound (s.h.a.r.c.) in the outsole. It gives added durability against the damaging nature of the roads.


The midsole feature the new innovative bottom for a full foot cushioning and enhanced flexibility. It is highly reliable and enhances running experience especially for runners with high arches.

It uses the Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate. This technology provides runners a much better ground contact. It helps runners to stride efficiently and have more stability.

The Newton’s Action/Reaction Technology was used in the shoe’s midsole. It provides better impact absorption during landing and offers a much powerful toe-off. It enhances stability and maximizes running performance.


The Newton Gravity V features a well-ventilated upper. It comes with a new seamless mesh upper that is highly durable and breathable. It keeps the foot cool and dry while reducing the possibility of frictions and hot spots.

The upper offers a tight and secure fitting through the shoe’s heel lace lock system. It creates added friction between the ankle and heel area to keep the foot in place and reduce heel slippage when running.

The shoe features the new 4-way stretch mesh metatarsal panels are highly stretchable. It can comfortably accommodate runners with wider feet.

The tongue of the Gravity V delivers comfort and protection. It comes with a radial band that keeps the tongue in place and a support foam for a much comfortable running experience.


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