Newton Stability Racer — ($155)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jun. 28, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM UTC

2010 Summer Shoe Guide Homepage

Those seeking a forefoot-friendly, lightweight shoe that doesn’t spare creature comforts should put the Stability Racer on their list. With a munificent upper fit and midsole metatarsal sensor plate, this shoe is a comfortable choice for midfoot strikers or those who want encouragement to run more on the fore of their feet. Our testers found the Racer fit a little small and suggest a half-size bigger; those who are already forefoot runners say the shoe pushes them a little more forward than they want. The open mesh upper is extremely breathable, and, in concert with a wide toe box, makes these shoes almost blister-proof.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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