Newton Distance V
New for 2016 is the Newton Distance V.
Newton say that this shoe is “a universal platform racer that is lightning fast and wickedly light for both neutral and stability runners”
With a 2mm drop and weighing only 250 grams (uk 8.5), I think I can agree with them.
The upper is made from two pieces of breathable, lightweight material with some welded and stitched reinforcements around the toe box and lace holes. If you look carefully you will notice the Newton logo in the material too, which looks very cool. The thin tongue is part of the toe box material, this means that the shoe is constructed with the minimum amount of internal seams, I imagine this shoe will be very comfortable without socks.
Breathability is superb.
With only 2mm of heel drop, this, like all Newtons, are aimed at mid foot runners, but there is plenty of cushioning on the heel. The construction of the sole is a simple two piece molding featuring five lugs on the mid foot. The lugs are a different material to the other Newton shoes I have ran in and it’s very slippery in the wet, very slippery!
Newtons USP is the forefoot lugs and the Distance V uses their P.O.P 1+ five lug sole with a 2mm heel drop.
Super light, super comfortable
Very slippery in the wet
I’ll be using these shoes to run the London Marathon next month and I’m sure they will be awesome! (as long as it stays dry) ;)
Photos by Aniko Towers