Thursday, October 6, 2011

Newton's First Zero Drop Shoe

I have not tried this shoe.  I doubt I will since I've read repeatedly how narrow the toe box is.  The shoe is 5.8oz, $125, removable sock liner, and includes a 3mm heel raise pad.  I'm NOT a fan of the lugs under the forefoot.  Newton has a comical origin where the applied for a patent for lugs under heel+forefoot and they were rejected - so they removed the heel lugs and said it's a "new way to run".  I can't find that patent submission, but here's Newton's springy heel patent.  (Who it's bad.)  There's a nice extended review of the MV2 here at runblogger.

Try this shoe on before you buy, seems like you need to size-up for proper fit!