A marathon runner came into the office asking about the new Newton Running shoes. He had seen their booth at his last Marathon event and wanted to try them, so he purchased a pair online and brought them in.
I was disappointed when I saw them, not only because of the expensive price tag ($150+) but because they were unstructured and flexible, reminding of Nike Free. Most discouraging of all though, was watching JR run in them on the treadmill. The upper was moving from side to side to the point that I was worried about rearfoot injury and the potential for knee pain with continued use.
Needless to say, he looked much better in his Saucony Grid Stabil’s which held him in proper alignment. If you are interested in running in a Newton, make sure you have a sports medicine specialist evaluate them on you including running.