Updates to Newton Motion 8

  • Consumers who desire flexibility and in-shoe steadiness in one package may appreciate what the Newton Motion 8 has to offer. This product is an update to a well-known series that’s made to correct overpronated foot motion. The midsole unit has a slew of features that help in welcoming a well-rounded step while also evening out the gait.
  • The upper unit of this road running shoe features the most change as it is now made of an Adaptive Fit Air Mesh, a light and cloth-like material that is also designed to be more breathable than the one used in previous iterations like the Motion 7. The skeletal tongue is also an alteration that’s aimed at accommodating the roof of the foot without sacrificing comfort and security.

Size and fit

The Newton Motion 8 was constructed to be true to size. Runners are encouraged to get a pair using their usual sizing preferences, though it is worth noting that there have been consumers who have complained about a bigger-than-usual in-shoe experience during their tests. They recommended getting on that’s half-a-size small to achieve an agreeable wrap.

When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. This stability counterpart of the Newton Gravity 8 neutral shoe welcomes those who have medium foot dimensions.


High-density rubber is used in the forefoot section of the Newton Motion 8’s outsole. This compound is meant to dole out traction over the surfaces. It is also designed to last long, especially since the front of the shoe is an area that is continuously in contact with the ground.

The SHARC outsole is an abrasion-resistant rubber that is placed on the high-wear areas. This layer has a grippy nature that is able to resist slippage, particularly on wet surfaces.

The P.O.P. 1 or Point of Power 1 is made up of a set of external lugs that are prominent in the configuration. These noticeable protrusions near the forefoot help in energizing the ride. The responsiveness comes from the lugs retreating into spaces that accommodate them when they come in contact with the ground. When


The Newtonium foam is a topsole that is meant to provide agreeable cushioning for the underside of the foot. It has a responsive construction which provides a springy and flexible performance.

The base of the Newton Motion 8’s platform is made up of EVA or Ethylene-vinyl acetate, an industry-standard compound that’s designed to offer extra plushness to the underfoot experience. EVA is touted to be durable and reactive to natural movements.

A Medial Post is placed in the midsole to support the arch and prevent it from buckling at any point during the run. This dense piece of foam also bolsters the structural integrity of the platform.

A biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate is a special sheet in the midsole that causes the foam to bend effectively during the toe-off preparation phase, then bound back to its original shape when the movement is executed. Such a mechanism results in energized steps.

The ETC Sockliner is an insert that’s crafted to provide extra cushioning for the underfoot. It has an antibacterial coating that prevents germs from causing bad odor.


The upper unit of the Newton Motion 8 is made up of Adaptive Fit Air Mesh, a cloth-like material that is able to adhere to the natural shape and motion of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. The soft and seamless construction prevents skin irritation, especially during vigorous movements.

Visible breathing pores pockmark the façade of this road companion. These holes in the fabric are strategically made to welcome environmental air into the foot-chamber, thus ensuring a cool and dry running experience for the runner.

The mesh tongue is a piece on the instep that is anatomically configured to accommodate the bridge of the foot. It is lightly padded and given small ventilation pores to preserve the breathable aspect of the façade.

Printed overlays adorn the front, the sides, and the instep. These elements are meant to bolster the structural integrity of their charge. Also, they’re reinforced with stitching to further heighten durability.

A traditional lacing system is used for this Newton running shoe. Flat laces snake through discreet eyelets, connecting both sides of the upper unit together. These shoe-cords tighten or loosen in conjunction with the fit preferences of the wearer.

The pre-molded counter is an internal securing unit that is molded to secure the curve of the heel. This part of the shoe prevents in-chamber wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

Extra eyelets are placed on the front part of the collar to allow runners to get extra heel security via the lacing system.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.5oz / Women 7.9oz
Drop: 3mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Newton Motion 9
Pronation: Overpronation

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