Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Minimalist
Price
$125
Weight
M: 164g | W: 145g
Heel to toe drop
M: 0.0mm | W: 0.0mm
Heel height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The MV3 is super lightweight and very responsive as noted in some reviews.

  • The updated version of the MV featured an ultra-light mesh upper that is highly breathable and quickly-drying.

  • It has a wider toe box with TPU toe cap for comfortable protection.

  • It features a water drainage system to drain water quickly.

  • Most runners noticed the shoe’s filled toe area and widened midfoot for added stability.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole is not as durable as expected, wears out quickly according to some testers.

  • Some testers felt that there is a little support in the heel.

Bottom line

The Newton MV3 is a lightweight performance shoe with a zero-drop profile. It is great for runners who are looking for speed during races and short distance runs. This shoe is engineered to give quick turnovers and an impressive performance.



World wide, MV3 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Newton, is the 18th most popular.

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 24 ratings

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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87 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 87
    Oleg & OliverLevel 1 expert
    by Oleg & Oliver
    All my personal records, I run in this shoe. I put them on and I fly.
  • 87
    Thomas NeubergerLevel 1 expert
    by Thomas Neuberger
    We found the MV3 to be fast and fun. A great shoe for speed workouts.
  • 95
    Nicholas PangLevel 4 expert
    by Minimalist Running Shoes
    I’m so impressed with the Newton MV that I wore it at the National Senior Games in Cleveland, OH, in the Baldwin Wallace University stadium. I ran the 400m heats in the MV3 and also did 3 triple jumps in them
  • 85
    ThomasLevel 4 expert
    by Believe In The Run
    For my running and foot strength I would run these for anything under a 1/2 marathon distance.
  • 84
    MeaghanLevel 4 expert
    by Believe in the Run
    If you’re trying to kick some ass in the next local 5K, by all means, go get a pair.
  • 87
    Ailbhe CarrollLevel 1 expert
    by Criteek TV
    If you want a lightweight, comfortable and efficient shoe, this is the one you should get.
  • 86
    Michael PowerLevel 1 expert
    by Criteek TV
    They're my favorite racing shoe from Newton. So, they're well-recommended.
  • 78
    AlanLevel 1 expert
    by Believe in the Run
    One feature that I thought would bother me was the tongue supports on the inside. But this turned out to be a non-issue and helped keep everything in its place.
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    These guys are ideal for 5K and 10K races, as well as speedwork training. It's really, really breathable and quick-drying.
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Updates to MV3

The Newton MV 3 is a racing shoe that has a zero drop platform and a minimalist design. It’s sure to let runners experience a more efficient and natural stride because of its lightweight nature and responsive components.

The upper unit uses materials that ensure a well-ventilated and well-supported foot coverage. The main fabric of the upper is quick-drying, so it keeps weight-bearing and bacteria-causing moisture at bay. It’s also stretchable, making it accommodate the foot well without feeling too snug.

The mid-sole unit utilizes technologies that give shock absorption, energy release, responsive cushioning and efficient toe-offs. It doesn’t restrict the natural movement of the foot, thus making it a very pliable platform for cushioning and an effective foam that leads to an easier pace through the gait cycle.

The outsole rubber is long-lasting and it offers protection for the entire sole unit when it comes against abrasion and wear. It’s also capable of delivering traction over the roads so turns, swerves and breaks are more precise & controlled.

MV3 size and fit

The Newton MV 3 is true to its size. It follows the standard sizing scheme to which runners are acclimated. The semi-curved shape of this shoe was tuned to the natural shape of the human foot, making it easy to wear it. The low-cut design also adheres medium to narrow fit as it simulates a minimalist, low-profile running experience.

Outsole

A High Density Rubber is used for the outsole unit. It delivers durability and long lasting protection from the wear and tear. The rest of the sole unit is preserved and specifically shielded from exposure to the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

The textured outsole design follows the shape of the foot pad. It also functions like the foot as it offers flexibility in the forefoot area. Rubber is placed in specific areas of the forefoot and rear to give traction where it is actually most needed.

Midsole

The High Rebound EVA is a mid-sole foam that’s durable and responsive. It doesn’t break down or lose structure easily, giving a consistent platform that lasts. It’s also a bit bouncy, so it gives the runner some lift when pushing the foot to take the next step, while handling the impact well during landings.

The Met-flex grooves deliver flexibility to the forefoot. This design allows each toe-off to be more efficient because the metatarsals can flex more naturally & push off with ease.

The Second Generation of the Action/Reaction Technology is used in the mid-foot section. This unit compresses during landings to collect the impact energy, then spring back to its original shape to give the energy to the runner during liftoff.

Upper

The upper Open Mesh material is a net-like material that’s soft and breathable. It wraps the foot comfortably while keeping it dry and cool at all times with its quick-drying nature. The seamless construction prevents irritation and encourages natural movement.

The overlay system was placed anatomically to secure the foot well and not let it slip or get wobbly while inside the shoe. It prevents accidental slips or shoe removals, as well.

The Slip-Proof Laces were designed to not get easily unraveled during activity. The double-eyelet system was placed to secure the heel even more when needed as looping the laces through the second eyelet pulls the heel section of the shoe closer to the foot.

The ETC Sock Liner is an additional layer of cushioning that’s placed above the mid-sole. It has an anti-bacterial coating, thus making the interior environment cleaner and healthier for the foot.


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