Arch support
M: 238g | W: 196g
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 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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.

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

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4.3 / 5 based on 104 ratings

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Expert reviews

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86 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 86
    Alex BoyceLevel 1 expert
    by Criteek TV
    All around, Newton have made a really, really great shoe. I'd probably say it's my favorite of the five Newtons I've had.
  • 86
    Andrew ThornLevel 1 expert
    by Criteek TV
    The more I'm starting to use the Motion V, the faster my times are becoming.
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  • Laura Newton Running
    If you are looking for a lightweight trainer or racer with a little extra stability, this is the shoe for you.
  • Nelly Shop Zappos
    The extended medial bridge offers functional support for overpronators or runners with flat/low arches.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    They're ideal for high mileage endurance training and racing.

Updates to Motion V

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.

Motion V size and fit

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.


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.


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