Just got my Newton Gravity Trainers last Friday. This was my raffle prize from the Runnr Grand Opening last July 10. I still have to test them and provide my review. Although I believe you have read a few of them already, so I just might talk how these shoes will train me to run midfoot instead of landing on the heels.
Here are my first impressions on the Newtons.
- They are intimidating. Ok, so they have the reputation of making your run faster and more efficient but only if you are a midfoot/forefoot striker. I have seen my other shoes and there are strong wear pattern at the heels. Those are my old shoes and I admit to consciously land on heels until I read about midfoot striking. Then after using Mizuno Ronin Racers, I tend to land more consciously on the midfoot and reduced the wear pattern at the heels. If you wish to get these shoes, it will take some time to get used to them.
- It will be a learning experience. The Newton Gravity Racers comes with Newton’s 10 Laws of Better Running in the box. It is sort of a guide on how to maximize the benefits of shoes. It introduces you to the Land-Lever-Lift technique, tells you to have gradual mileage on the shoe, adapt slowly and provides you an online link to more tips and videos. I thougt I had enough of Sir Isaac Newton in college but here I am again learning about his laws and applying them to real life. Learn more about the shoes at http://www.newtonrunning.com/.
- Poor workmanship. It surprised me that the shoes that costs 8,000+ is not neatly crafted. There are slight problems in the way they are made. Seems to be minor and more of the aesthetics only and I hope they do not affect the actual performance of the shoe. Imitation shoes at Divisoria can easily do better when it comes to aesthetics. Should I return it? Well, this was a replacement shoe already. The first one had problems with the stitches.
I’ll be putting them on the road and talk more about the shoes in the coming weeks. I’m excited to learn what these shoes will teach me.
Newtons shoes are available at Runnr Store, Bldg B3 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Visit their website at www.runnr.com.ph.
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