Thursday, November 6, 2008


Has anyone seen these shoes ? Yesterday when I was at the gym I saw this couple with these different looking shoes on. Hers were in pink ( Katy you would love these) and his were white and orange. I asked my trainer if she knew what they were, nope she didn't. So the only thing to do was go "excuse me, what kind of shoes do you have on" They couldn't have been nicer and explained that they were Newtons and were designed to make you run faster by mimicking being barefoot. I went home and googled to find out more and see if any stores in the Dallas area carry them. The only thing negative is that they are a little pricey.

Tuesday I trained doing triceps and chest and then I ran 2.43 miles
Wednesday I trained. It was 30 minutes of leg workouts.
Today I trained doing biceps and back. My quads are sore from yesterday so I decided not to go run. Will go out tomorrow. ( I know I'm being the grasshopper.)


Tory said...

Hi Cindy,

My name's Tory, and I am the Director of Customer Service for Newton Running. I saw your blog post, and thought I'd get back to you in regards to our shoes.

The couple you spoke with hit the nail on the head - Newton makes a mid foot/forefoot running shoe, designed the way it is, as we believe that a forefoot foot strike is the most efficient way to run. It's how we run when we're not wearing any shoes, and it allows the body's natural cushioning devices (our calf, Achilles tendon, and Plantar Fascia) to work in conjunction to absorb the shock of a runner when they hit the ground.

I'm happy to help with any questions that you may have, and you're welcome to contact me at the email address below. I trust that you found Luke's Locker carrying the Newton shoes in Dallas.

Take care and run strong,

Tory Oakland

Jenny said...

I've heard of these, but have never seen anyone wearing them. I wonder if they work?!

Mark said...

These shoes sound pretty interesting. They might be just the thing I need for the Boston marathon this spring. I'm going to look some more into them.

Amy said...

Those shoes look great - if you end up finding a pair, I am curious to hear what you think of them. I wonder if they sell them in Belgium?

Anonymous said...

I bought a pair of Newton's last November and wore them a few times. My calves were sore, at first. Then I just started using them for 5Ks. In March I was slammed by multiple running injuries (I had been logging many miles in training and half marathons in another brand -) I ended up with bursitis in my right hip, piriformis syndrome and IT Band syndrome. I have been in PT and just started back, little by little. The only shoes I can wear that offer relief, I discovered, are my Newtons. Now that is all I wear.

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