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Best Newton Running shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

The Boulder-based Newton first exploded on the scene as a brand offering a more natural way to run: the trademark luggs on the forefront of the shoe puts a runner on their toe, thus softening a stride's impact and minimizing the usual blow to a runner's knees. Newton remains extremely popular in the triathlon scene, both in the US and around the world.

From Chi-Running to natural running, many run coaches have been touting the benefit of midfoot running over the past decade. Midfoot running means landing on the center of your foot--not the front (forefoot) or back (heel). Many advocates say this is the natural way to run, and the way humans would be running if our stride wasn't corrupted by hard pavement and clunky shoes. However, because not all running shoes tailor to midfoot runners, people who land in the middle of their foot have to find the right shoe meant for this type of stride.

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop
  • Additional padding towards the front
  • Lightweight and responsive

Newton Running Fate

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lugs on the bottom
  • Room in toe box
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints.

Newton Running Gravity

Newton Running Kismet

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wider toe
  • The forefoot cushioning is so soft & flexible
  • Encourages Mid foot strike and has a soft upper and heel cup

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Newton Running Kismet

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