2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Newton Gravity

$175, Newtonrunning.com
The draw: Heel-strike no more

Designed to encourage mid-foot striking, the newton Gravity is the perfect shoe for runners looking to improve their gait. The raised forefoot lugs on the outsole work brilliantly to move your foot strike away from your heel and toward the ball of your foot. This dramatic change takes time, so the Gravity is a shoe best broken in slowly if you have been running in traditional trainers. ride feel is quite firm because of the lugs, but there’s enough cushion for long runs.

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