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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
  • Weight
  • The lugs

Newton Running Distance V

Newton Running Gravity IV

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The lugs, allowing for a smooth front foot ride
  • Its ability to promote good running form
  • Lightweight

Newton Running Gravity IV

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and responsive
  • Additional padding towards the front
  • It's the best all around shoe for my foot, responsive, light and supportive

Newton Running Fate

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light
  • Room in toe box
  • The lugs cushion my landing, without adding too much stability.

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

Newton Running Gravity

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