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Newtons Laws of Running

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Strap on a pair of Newton running shoes for the first time and you know that you have something radically different on your feet. They feel like a pair of super-charged Earth shoes--remember those? The fronts of your feet were on a higher plane than your heals. I loved Earth shoes--they weren't stylish, but they had a wonderful no-pinch wide toe box and were soooo comfortable. But the Newtons--they are stylish!

Running in these is not as simple as running in my Brooks. The Newtons actually come with a set of instructions. You step lightly on the balls of your feet, which should be directly over the the middle of the actuator lugs (sounds hi-tech, doesn't it?). This requires a much shorter stride and a higher knee lift. It feels so strange--I'm not sure I'm running correctly in them. Though people were giving me a very strange look during my 12-minute test run, so I'm obviously not running "normally." This is definitely going to take some time to figure out.

I think I'll check out YouTube and the Newton running site to find some
video to learn more.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BE-THE-CHANGE 4/5/2012 6:37PM

    They were just dazzled by your awesomeness!

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TAMTAM64 4/5/2012 1:22PM

    I can personally say the shoes looked good on ya! LOL

I'm looking forward to following your journey in adapting to these new shoes. I have heard wonderful things about them.

Run Strong,

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