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Newton Distance 7

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The Draw: Svelte and Smooth

The original Newton model launched in 2007. This upgrade gives it a new, seamless, highly breathable upper (that translated to cold tester feet in winter conditions) and weighs less for a lighter feel. The foam midsole is quite responsive, and the shoe impressed with its snug, racing-flat feel that still allowed for toe splay and a staccato bounce-back in the forefoot. The cushioning throughout the shoe was quite ample, given the Distance performs more like a racing shoe.

$155; 2mm drop; W 7.3 oz/M 8.3 oz

Review by Adam Chase