Newton Gravity Shoe

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Newton Gravity Merrell Mix Master Move Brooks PureDrift summer buyers guide best road shoes of 2013

Newton Gravity, Merrell Mix Master Move, Brooks PureDrift    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Fast and neutral training, early adopters.

THE TEST: Newton seems to break all the rules and get away with it. These are the stiffest road shoes here, the priciest, and the most eccentric—a block of firm lugs protrude under the midfoot, which serves as a kind of propulsion lever. And yet they proved to be among the most responsive, speedy, and efficient shoes in our test. The firmness of those lugs does boost this shoe’s forward motion and energy return, although it might take some getting used to—for some that’s one run; others may never get over it.

THE VERDICT: If you like the feel of the lugs, you’ll love these low-profile shoes. 9.1 oz; 3 mm drop.


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