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Best Newton Running shoes for Men who prefer neutral support

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.

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fast and light
  • The lugs
  • Comfortable

Newton Running Distance V

Newton Running Gravity IV

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • It builds my calves and makes me feel faster
  • Works perfectly for the kind of running I do.

Newton Running Gravity IV

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's the best all around shoe for my foot, responsive, light and supportive
  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop
  • Very comfortable upper. Like a slipper.

Newton Running Fate

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lugs
  • Lugs on the bottom
  • good shoe

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

Newton Running Gravity

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