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For the runner that has always been curious about Newton running shoes, but thought they were either too focused on forefoot running or the price tag was a little expensive, Newton brings to you the Newton Energy NR Guidance Trainer running shoe. For many years, most of the people wearing Newton running shoes were either hardcore runners or triathletes. In order for Newton to really make a true impact in the running market, Newton knew they had to make a shoe that was a little less aggressive when it comes the lugs that are located on the forefoot outsole. This means the runner that lands on their heels from time to time won’t be punished as much other Newton running shoes.
Is the Newton Energy NR running shoe for everyday runners?
Upper Shoe Construction
While making a running shoe that conforms to many is nice, having a good fit is still incredibly important. The upper of the Newton Energy NR running shoe feels like a slipper when sliding the shoe on. The shoe has one of the most comfortable fits on the market today which is a big statement given I test out over a hundred running shoes a year. To test out the shoe on longer runs, I’ve run in the Newton Energy NR on both longer runs between 15-17 miles, raced a half marathon, and many 4-8 mile training runs. My verdict is that these shoes are comfortable to run in no matter the distance. The fit around the ankle is supportive, but isn’t over built and bulky. The lacing of the shoe does a nice job at keeping your foot in place and the toe box is roomy enough to allow you toes to splay when you go through your stride.
Midsole and Outsole
The Newton Energy NR Guidance running shoes are something Newton should have made years ago in my mind. These shoes are priced just right at $119, fit good, and run great. If there’s ever been a shoe that you should try from Newton, the Newton Energy NR is the one.
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