Facts

  • Discontinued
    Update: Newton MV3
  • 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
    $125
  • Weight
    Men: 5.9oz
    Women: 5.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm

    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: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many runners noted that the Newton MV2 was very lightweight, that is enabled them to perform more naturally.
  • The mid-sole cushioning systems were lauded because they were able to deliver true responsive cushioning.
  • The testers felt a pop of energy with each step, and they credited it to the trampoline-like cushioning of the Action/Reaction™ Technology.
  • The optional 3mm lift in the rear mid-sole was able to ease stress in the heels and calves, as noted by some who tried it.
  • Users generally appreciated the breathable upper because it allowed them to stay comfortable, even during long running sessions.
  • Some liked the way the upper fabric was able to repel dirt.
  • The color schemes used in this running shoe were visually appealing, as noted by testers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The forefoot area was uncomfortably narrow for those who have wider foot-dimensions.
  • A tester observed that it was one size smaller than what she was used to, so she ordered one full size up to get a relaxed fit.

Bottom line

Responsive and comfortable, the Newton MV2 is able to take runners through their activities with ease and comfort. Many welcomed its breathable design, high quality cushioning and appealing look. Though it felt narrow for some users, it was still able to deliver quality service that’s reliable and long-lasting.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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72 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 77 / 100 | Runblogger

    The lugs are not as noticeable as those on other Newton shoes, and the fact that they extend to the edges on each side is a big design improvement.

  • 65 / 100 | The Ginger Runner

    This sucker is light and fast, exactly what it was designed to do.

  • 70 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    It almost feels like you’re running in a negative drop due to the actuator lugs and it took me several runs to get used to.

  • 91 / 100 | Toe Salad

    The Newton MV gets a positive review. I wish the shoe had a wider toe box and still am mixed about the lugs (almost feels like cheating) but the shoes perform well.

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Updates to Newton MV2

  • Cadence in the quality of running is part of the features given by the Newton MV2. This running shoe uses technologies that enable the runner to stay as comfortable as possible during their runs, while also getting the support they need for a better performance output. From the upper to the sole unit, this model is packed with proprietary technologies that enable the wearer to run more effectively on the road.
  • The upper unit of the Newton MV2 utilizes a mesh material that is very lightweight and breathable. One can even see the holes through which environmental air travels in order to maintain a well-ventilated interior. The shoe laces are slip-proof, thus preventing any unwanted unraveling and marring of the running experience.
  • The Ethylene vinyl acetate in the mid-sole has high-rebound properties, so runners are going to get a springy feeling with every step. Forefoot flexibility is heightened via the Met-flex design, which is naturally tuned to the natural bending capability of the joints of the foot. Runners can opt for the 3mm lift in the heel to provide additional comfort and prevent any stress when wearing it for the first time. This add-on is placed underneath the removable sock liner.
  • Protection from surface abrasion is provided by the durable carbon rubber in the outsole. It shields the mid-sole from wear and tear. It doesn’t peel off easily, too, so it remains efficient even through multiple uses. The rubber material is also responsible for surface traction, which is important for each run.

Newton MV2 size and fit

The Newton MV2 has a standard running shoe length. The sizes for men and women follows regular measurements, thus allowing a more natural and relaxed fit. The width of this shoe is medium, so it is able to accommodate runners who have medium sized feet. The natural shape of the foot is mimicked by its semi-curved shape, essentially making the fit more comfortable.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the Newton MV2 uses durable carbon rubber as its protective element. It is placed in areas of the heel and toe which are prone to wear and abrasion, thus preventing damage from affecting the structural integrity of the mid-sole.

The 5-lug pattern in the forefoot area adds traction to the surfaces. They press back in the mid-sole when weight is put upon them, then spring back into place when the weight it removed. So, they are also a means to propel the runner forward.


Midsole

The mid-sole unit uses high rebound Ethylene vinyl acetate foam. It cushions the foot responsively, making sure that it is safe from impact forces during the landing phase. Its springy nature lifts the foot up with energy and grace.

The Met-flex is a design to enhance forefoot flexibility. It makes the platform more adherent to the natural flexibility of the foot, which is important during the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

The Action/Reaction™ Technology causes the lugs on the outsole to press into the sole unit when weight is put on them, and then spring back into place like a trampoline when the weight is removed. The quicker bounce-back lets the runner move forward with energy and efficiency.

The ETC sock liner adds anti-bacterial support on top of the additional cushioning it delivers. It maintains a clean & a healthy interior environment for the runner.

A 3mm lift can be included, should the runner deem it necessary. Its purpose is to stave off any stress or discomfort when using the Newton MV2 for the first time. It is placed underneath the sock liner and can be removed afterwards.


Upper

A highly breathable mesh material is used in the upper unit of the Newton MV2. It has open pores, which allow air to seamlessly enter the shoe to keep the foot cool and dry. A thin, net-like layer is placed above it to prevent dust and debris from infiltrating the interior chamber.

The shoe laces are slip-proof. They do not unravel easily, thus preventing any discomfort during each running session.