Spring 2013 Running Shoe Review

Newton Gravity Trainer, $175

9.1 oz. (men’s); 7.6 oz. (women’s)

4mm heel-toe offset

FIT: The Gravity Trainer is comfortably snug in the heel and midfoot but slightly roomier in the forefoot. The upper was redesigned with new meshes and overlay patterns, making it more conducive to the natural flex of a foot.

FEEL: As with previous models, this one has a comfortably appointed interior, an amply cushioned semi-firm midsole, a moderate stack height (off the ground) and a low-angle heel-toe differential.

RIDE: The lightweight, athletic makeup of this shoe, along with the semi-firm feeling under foot, help give the Gravity Trainer an efficient and energetic ride. As with all Newton shoes, it’s all about the forefoot lugs, which compress and decompress to provide a noticeable responsiveness when running with a forefoot gait.

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