Who should buy the Newton Distance 9

The Newton Distance 9 might suit you well if:

  • You prefer footgear ideal for wide-footed wearers with its spacious forefoot section. 
  • A shoe with the ability to keep your feet dry the whole day with its exceptional ventilation.

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Updates to the Newton Distance 9

Back with a very similar design to its previous version, the Newton Distance 9 continues to deliver a comfortable and efficient running experience. This neutral running shoe is specifically designed to encourage a forefoot strike to help prevent knee pains and other injuries. The manufacturers incorporate several improvements to provide added comfort and enhanced fit.

  • This Newton running shoe features a trampoline-like cushioning system and forefoot lugs, which are working together to deliver a springy sensation and excellent energy return. 
  • The upper of this lightweight running shoe is constructed with an ultra-breathable mesh, which keeps the foot dry throughout the day.

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Size and fit

Several factors influenced the fit of the Newton Distance 9. This includes the lace-up closure that allows for a customized in-shoe feel. Other elements are the plush tongue and insole that help provide a snugger fit.

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Flexible yet durable outsole

The outsole of the Newton Distance 9 consists of high-density rubber and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) material. The high-density rubber is placed in the forefoot and heel sections for lasting durability. The EVA material, on the other hand, is responsible for providing high rebound and underfoot cushioning. 

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Action/Reaction technology is integrated into the heel and forefoot sections. These external lugs are designed to compress to absorb shock energy and then release energy during the toe-off phase. It creates a trampoline-like effect that delivers a quick bounce back for a more efficient ride. A biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate is also incorporated into the shoe. This material provides increased proprioception for a more flexible ride.

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Shield against shock

The designers utilize the Level and Explosive Technology in the sole for maximum performance. This structure features a lower heel-to-toe drop to help the runner maintain a more natural running position. High rebound EVA foam is included for superior shock absorption and support. The midsole material works with the heel and forefoot lugs to provide full foot comfort and protection.

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Comfy footbed

For lasting underfoot comfort, the Full Foot Newtonium foam insole is used. This component sits closer to the foot to give a softer and more comfortable in-shoe feel.

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Breathable upper

The seamless open mesh top offers enhanced breathability and foot conformity. This mesh fabric allows for continuous ventilation to keep the foot dry and cool for an extended period. Another popular running shoe that features a mesh top is the Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 7

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Supportive overlays

Minimalistic overlays are infused in the upper for targeted support and structural integrity.

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The Newton Distance 9's rearfoot section

A firm heel cup with soft cushioning at the back is used to give comfort around the heel. This component also helps prevent heel slippage while walking or running. 

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Snug lacing system

The traditional lacing system with floating bottom eyelets is featured in this running shoe. The padded tongue and shoelaces help provide a snug and personalized in-shoe feel.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 215g / Women 187g
Drop: 2mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 26mm
Heel height: 28mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Author
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.