Facts

  • Discontinued
  • 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
    $135
  • Weight
    Men: 9.7oz
    Women: 8.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
Show more facts

Rankings

Updates to Newton Kismet 3

  • The Newton Kismet 3 is running shoe that’s designed for those who have mild overpronation. It features a silhouette that is reminiscent of its immediate predecessor, the Kismet 2, though it now makes use of new proprietary technologies and updates.
  • There are two prominent changes to this model. The first one is the use of an open-weave mesh which has a seamless construction. It allows the foot to stay comfortable and blister-free while running. The second change is in the midsole; it now incorporates the Newtonium foam, a durable layer that offers heightened responsiveness.

Newton Kismet 3 size and fit

The Newton Kismet 3 has a standard running shoe length. It welcomes the preferences of consumers when it comes to size. The available widths are B – Medium and D – Medium for women and men, respectively. The foot-shaped construction of the platform and upper allows the runner to ease into the foot-chamber smoothly.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Newton Kismet 3 features SHARC, which is composed of a compound that is resistant to abrasion. Its purpose is to protect the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear. It is also responsible for surface traction.

A flex groove in the forefoot section encourages the flexibility of the foot, as well as the midsole. This design helps in enabling the biomechanics of the forefoot lift.

Midsole

Ethylene vinyl acetate or EVA is the primary material used for the midsole unit of the Kismet 3. This industry-standard foam carries the foot and keeps it cushioned throughout the running session.

The Newtonium foam is placed on top of the full-length EVA compound. Its purpose is to deliver additional cushioning and springiness to each step. It’s also crafted to be durable so it won’t break down quickly.

The P.O.P 2 or Point of Power is a unique system of lugs in the forefoot that encourages a more significant bounce to the toe-off. This particular P.O.P. design makes use of a beveled construction to facilitate smooth heel-to-toe transitions, as well as propulsion. This midsole configuration is also used in the Newton Kismet 4.

The Action/Reaction™ Technology works in tandem with the slanted lugs in the forefoot. It fundamentally structures the P.O.P. 2 to move and slightly sink into the midsole foam as the weight of the body moves towards it. Removing the pressure causes the nodes to spring back into place, thereby helping the foot in achieving a more energized liftoff.

An Extended Medial Bridge is added to combat mild overpronation. It makes sure to prevent the arch from collapsing during the run.

The forefoot area makes use of a biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate. It permits the foot of the runner to feel the ground beneath, thus encouraging more surface control.

The ETC Sockliner brings some more cushioning for the underfoot. It has anti-microbial properties to stave off infectious bacteria and odor.

Upper

A seamless, open-weave mesh makes up the central upper unit of the Newton Kismet 3. It’s designed to be lightweight and capable of delivering ventilation to the foot of the wearer. The seamlessness of its configuration staves off skin irritation and blistering.

Overlays are printed onto the mesh and reinforced with stitches in critical areas. The goal of these add-ons is to help in providing a secure and agreeable fit.

The Strobel Last is made up of a foot-shaped silhouette and a process that involves stitching the edge of the upper to the perimeter of the underfoot platform. Such a method heightens durability and preserves flexibility.


Comparison