Newton Distania–($155)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

A neutral racer, the Distania, A.K.A., the Distance, provides a secure heel and instep yet ample toe box in a lightweight package designed to reward forefoot running. Our test team recommends it as a “training flat” or racing shoe but say that the forefoot rebound takes some getting used to. The shoe comes across as “the perfect set-up” with a few durability concerns, which would be mitigated if the shoe were limited to race and speed session days. Its breathable upper makes it a good choice for running in hotter climes.

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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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