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
    $175
  • Weight
    Men: 8.7oz
    Women: 7.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 3mm
    Women: 3mm

    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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  • In the eighth version of the Gravity series, Newton offers a running shoe that is lighter and more nimble than the previous one. The Gravity 8 is built with a springy midsole and a snappy forefoot design that enables a fast and responsive ride for neutral pronators.
  • The upper introduces the new Adaptive Fit Mesh, a seamless engineered material that provides optimum breathability. A few structural components have been updated as well: The metatarsal stretch panel that was present in the Gravity 7 has been replaced with seamless construction for a more comfortable fit.
  • Meanwhile, the rest of the shoe remains similar to the previous version. The midsole still features the proprietary Action/Reaction technology and the outsole has the super high-abrasion rubber compound (SHARC).

The Newton Gravity 8 is designed to fit true to size; thus, runners can wear their usual size preferences without problems. Although the forefoot is roomy enough for an adequate toe splay, the heel area is slightly narrow to promote a tight, secure fit. The Gravity 8 comes in Medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.

The outsole of the Newton Gravity 8 is comprised of two types of rubber. The forefoot is made up of a high-density rubber that offers durability, which is essential for consistent quality of toe-offs. The durable build of the high-density rubber enables a long-lasting performance for the runner.

Meanwhile, the rearfoot area is comprised of Newton’s own outsole material called the SHARC, short for “super high-abrasion rubber compound.” The SHARC material gives the outsole of the Gravity 8 enhanced traction, allowing for a problem-free run in both wet and dry conditions. The SHARC outsole, because of its abrasion-resistant quality, also heightens the durability of the outsole of the Gravity 8.

The P.O.P.1 (Point of Power) platform houses the lugs that come in an air-filled chamber. The lugs compress on footstrike and expand on toe-off, thus employing the Action/Reaction technique, which is further explained in the Midsole section.

The tread pattern and overall outsole design of the Gravity 8 do not differ much from that of its predecessor, a package that includes tactical flex grooves that mirror foot motion.

The main midsole component of the Newton Gravity 8 is the Newtonium foam, a cushioning system that provides the necessary comfort and responsiveness for the optimal running experience. The Newtonium foam employs a full-foot cushioning, which means that the benefits received by the forefoot are also the same in the heel area. This design ensures uniform coverage and protection throughout the foot. In comparison, the midsole material utilized in the Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 is lightweight, resilient, and durable all at the same time.

Adding to the features of the Newtonium foam is the Action/Reaction Technology, which is activated by the lugs in the P.O.P.1 platform in the outsole of the Gravity 8. The Action/Reaction Technology affects the run by creating a responsive midsole that is similar to the workings of a trampoline. The result is more bounce but with less energy loss compared to the traditional foam of other running shoes.

A biomechanical sensor plate covers the metatarsals for improved proprioception. This means the runner is more aware of their position and body movements, resulting in increased and more flexible mobility of the foot.

The new Adaptive Fit Mesh of the Newton Gravity 8 works by molding to the contours of the foot, ensuring a snug, customized fit, and improved running experience. The seamless structure provided by the Adaptive Fit Mesh creates a soft and breathable chamber for the foot.

Assisting the Adaptive Fit Mesh is the anatomically-designed skeletal tongue, the build of which wraps around the foot for an even more streamlined fit.

The Gravity 8 features an advanced lacing system that involves the use of semi-flat laces, which guarantee a versatile fit that is consistent throughout the running activity. It is aided by the pre-molded heel counter for additional support in the rearfoot area.

Lastly, the reflective details all around the shoe give the Newton Gravity 8 a 360-degree visibility, so that runners can still do their activities even in low-light conditions.

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