2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

  • by Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 21, 2014
  • Updated May 3, 2016 at 4:49 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Newton Distance Elite

The draw: Explosiveness

Newton’s spring-loaded lug system creates an unmistakable sensation of “pop” in every shoe the company produces, regardless of weight. This shoe, however, has a little extra energy. Newton stripped away much of the overlays on the upper to shave several ounces without compromising cushioning, and the difference is perceivable. Fit does suffer a bit—the minimalist upper doesn’t secure the foot as soundly as some.

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