104 users: 4.3 / 5
2 experts: 86 / 100
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.4oz / Women 6.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 3mm / Women 3mm
Arch support: Stability

Verdict from 6.1 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • Many runners were happy with the Motion V’s lightweight construction.
  • The shoe is extremely comfortable as mentioned in several reviews.
  • This updated version of the Motion uses the new reinforced eyelets, new padded tongue and updated heel counter for an improved fit.
  • This shoe features the new 4-way stretch mesh metatarsal panels for additional comfort.
  • It has 360 degrees of reflectivity for visibility while running in low-light environments.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Newton Motion V is expensive.
  • Some were disappointed by the light colors of this shoe.

Bottom line

The Newton Motion V is a stability running shoe that is improved to provide fast and comfortable runs. It is ideal for uptempo runs, racing and daily training. With the impressive technologies available, this shoe will not disappoint any runner.

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  • The Newton Motion V features the new seamless mesh upper for greater breathability and durability. The upper was also engineered to reduce the risk of hot spots and frictions.
  • Comfort and protection was highlighted in the new tongue that features a radial band, keeping the tongue in its optimal position. The new padded tongue provides comfort and protection without adding weight to its lightweight profile.
  • The 5th version of the Newton Motion comes with new 4-way stretch metatarsal mesh panels that comfortably accommodate different foot widths and shapes, making this shoe ideal for everyone.
  • The new anatomically formed insole provides cushioning consistency and offers an enhanced, smoother ride.
  • An enhanced form and fit was expected from this shoe because of the improved pre-molded heel counter. The contoured construction of the heel counter is highly supportive and slip-proof.
  • Motion V has new reinforced eyelets that are highly durable and resilient, giving ample protection against eyelet tears and possible friction spots.

The Newton Motion V has a regular shoe length. Aided with the 4-way stretch mesh metatarsal panels, the shoe can accommodate even those runners with wider foot, giving a great overall fit.

The outsole unit uses the high-rebound EVA for better cushioning. It provides better shock absorption, quick reaction to stress and added protection for the ankle and joints during movement.

The super high abrasion rubber compound (s.h.a.r.c.) in the outsole gives added durability, protecting the shoe from the damaging nature of the roads.

The high-rebound EVA is also found in the midsole of the Motion V for greater impact support and exceptional rebound.

It features Newton's Extended Medial Bridge (EMB) platform for added support for those with medial pronation or those with flatter arches.

It uses the Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate for better ground contact, helping runners to stride efficiently with more stability. 

The midsole utilizes the Newton’s Action/Reaction Technology for better impact absorption during landing and for a more powerful toe-off. It enhances stability and maximizes running performance. This material is also utilized in the Newton Gravity 8 and other running shoes from Newton.

The upper of the Newton Motion V features durability and breathability through the new seamless mesh upper. It keeps the foot well-ventilated while reducing frictions and hot spots.

The 4-way stretch mesh metatarsal panels are highly stretchable, accommodating different foot widths and shape. With this element, this shoe aims to become an ideal shoe for everyone.

The tongue of this version was improved by adding a support foam and radial band. The radial band keeps the tongue in its optimal position and the padded foam gives added protection and comfort.

The upper utilizes a heel lace lock system that provides a tight fitting. It creates added friction between the ankle and heel area. It also reduces heel slippage when running.

Size and fit

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Large (0%)
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Same sizing as Newton Motion 9.

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How Motion V compares

This shoe: 86
All shoes average: 86
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This shoe: $175
All shoes average: $119
$40 $350
This shoe: 8.4oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 16.2oz
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.