Friday, August 7, 2009

Newton training shoes

Hi running friends!

I went to Running Revolution in downtown Campbell and found such a treat! These brand new shoes from Newton are an interesting cross between track shoes and regular running shoes. As you can see from the pictures, they have lifted forefronts to help keep you on your toes, literally.

As I'm sure we all know, the regular heel to toe running motion is inefficient, although most comfortable for most people. The fastest runners never touch their heels to the ground, they always stay on their toes.

These new shoes help you do just that! You can run as many miles as you want in them (even marathons), but they do caution against starting out with more than a few miles since it changes your gait.

I've run twice in them and I can really tell that they do help you lean forward and strike more off your toes. So far so good....

1 comment:

  1. very very cool. cannot wait to hear how you like them after a few months of training.