Newton Gravitas–($175)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

As the top-of-the-line neutral distance trainer, the Gravitas (or Gravity) has top marks from testers who, after getting used to the forefoot sensation, say the shoe makes them think a lot about their form; they recommend these shoes as a training tool to enhance running, depending on the speed or distance of the day’s run. The snug fit, other than an expansive forefoot, is quite comfortable, and the flex and cushioning is most welcome. One tester had some problems using the shoe and, accordingly, Newton’s technology needs to be used with caution and moderation—especially for heel strikers.

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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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