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
    $140
  • Weight
    Men: 9.4oz
    Women: 7.8oz
  • 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: 30mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Newton Kismet has always been known for its features that cater to the overpronator who frequents a daily run. In this fifth iteration, the Kismet offers a leveled-up performance in terms of agility and stability. With some slight updates from the previous release, the Kismet 5 has improved certain elements in the upper and sole unit for a better running experience.
  • The upper’s seamless engineered mesh is now made more breathable to allow the runner to wear the shoe for longer periods of time without discomfort. It still brings the lightweight durability that users are familiar with in the fourth version.
  • Meanwhile, the sole unit focuses on enhancing the stability features of the Kismet 5, as well as the promotion of a forefoot strike. Retained from the Kismet 4, these features are specifically designed for a fusion of stability and comfort.

The Kismet 5 follows the measurements of the standard running and, therefore, fits true to size. The shoe’s anatomical shape enables a comfortable splay of the toes and a snug fit in the midfoot and heel. The Newton Kismet 5 is offered in widths of D - Medium for men and B - Medium for women. 

Newton’s Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound (SHARC) delivers traction on both wet and dry surfaces. The SHARC comes in the form of a rubber wedge that is reinforced in the high-wear areas of the shoe, namely, the forefoot and the heel. 

At the forefront of the midsole technologies of the Newton Kismet 5 is the Action/Reaction technology. This feature begins its work in the lugs of the outsole. As the lugs move and gain action, the midsole creates a reaction that is similar to a trampoline: responsive and with a quick bounce-back. What sets the Action/Reaction technology from other running shoe cushioning designs is that there is less energy lost throughout the gait cycle.

The Newtonium foam goes directly underfoot for maximum-level responsiveness and comfort. With a full-length construction, the benefits brought by the Newtonium foam is consistent throughout the length of the foot. The Newton Gravity 8 is another running shoe from the brand that has this same feature.

The Kismet 5 also incorporates an Extended Medial Bridge (EMB), a piece of structural support placed on the arch of the midsole. The EMB works in correcting overpronation by providing a greater surface area under the arch, which then helps to stabilize the foot.

A unit of seamless engineered mesh makes up the upper of the Kismet 5. The material endorses breathability and lightweight durability in key areas. Its streamlined structure enables a contoured and irritation-free fit. 

The mesh is supported by strategically-placed overlays, ensuring a secure fit. The overlays are attached without the use of stitches, which reduces the weight of the shoe and promotes a more comfortable feel to the foot.

The Newton Kismet 5 utilizes Strobel lasting through a full-length fabric that promotes a pleasant in-shoe sensation.

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