The response to the Newton shoes has been spectacular. Below is a sampling of some of the feedback and comments we have received from coaches.
"As a longtime proponent of fore-foot running, for years I have relied on the standard running drills and demonstration in order to develop proper technique. The Newton shoes, however, have changed all that. Minutes into his first run with the Newton shoes, Michael was running as if he had been a forefoot runner his entire life. I have never seen a shoe that so reinforces the natural running action I seek to develop within all my athletes."
Michael Simpson's coach
"I've known Danny Abshire for 17 years... Danny was talking years ago about designing a running shoe... I always knew that he was going to come up with something good but innovative, and the way that he's come up with Newton running shoes is miraculous... He's done a magnificent job with this shoe, and I know there's a lot of other people to thank too, but this shoe is really good."
"My Newton's double as shoes and a training device, because the better I make my stride, the better the shoes feel. Newton shoes encourage runners to make a very efficient and natural stride, which produces better results for the same time and effort spent training."
Author of the book Unleash Your Stride
"I am pleased to see the progress made on the fastest footwear since bare feet. I test drove my new pair of shoes last week and it's the first time since I retired 10 years ago that I had twinges of the feeling that a real runner still exists inside there somewhere. These shoes are fantastic, once the word gets out I can see every runner wanting a pair. They make you run faster, no doubt!"
Olympic Medalist, Co-Director Lydiard Foundation, Author
Photo by Timothy Carlson
"I have been a fore-foot mid-foot runner for a while now so Newton shoes were natural for me. My first run with my Newton shoes was 10 minutes but I am up to an hour and I feel a lot smoother on these shoes. My turnover rate is up to 90 strikes per minute and I had never been able to do that with traditional shoes. I look forward to working with my athletes with these shoes."
Co-founder : Senior Coach - Train Smart, Get Results
Photo by Rich Cruse
"Newton is the first major innovation in shoe design and function in at least 25 years. Others have circled around this concept, but Newton finally took the idea natural foot function and made it complete. What the parabolic ski did in that industry is what Newton is doing for running."
Co-founder : Head Coach, Train Smart, Get Results
"My goal, as a coach, is to maximize performance while minimizing potential for injury. Newton running shoes allow me to do both. Running tends to lend one's body to overuse and injuries more readily than cycling or swimming due to the greater impact associated with it. Newton Running shoes help mitigate this recovery cost allowing athletes to train more with less risk of injury."
"Coaching proper running form, stride length/rate, foot strike, arm carriage, and posture are all crucial to overall efficiency and, therefore performance and injury resistance. Newton Running Shoes are the first running shoes that allow me to convey these concepts more readily simply by how they feel to anyone who puts them on. The dynamic mid-sole technology can teach a runner more about foot strike in one run than I could teach in a week."
Triathlon Coach â€“ www.multisports.com
Race Director â€“ Ironman 70.3 California, Ford Ironman Arizona and Ironman St. George.
Roch has been involved with the sport of triathlon for the past twenty years and has been bringing this valuable experience for the past fifteen years into his personal coaching. With a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, majoring in Coaching, Roch has a wealth of information to share with his personal clients.
A former professional triathlete from Canada who's coaching expertise has becoming world renown among the very best in the sport. Having won the Canadian Long Course National Championships in 1993, Roch turned to full-time coaching the following year.Read more...