September 14, 2009 on 2:32 pm | In Product Information | 1 Comment
I was a little skeptical when I attended the Newton Retail Sales Conference in Boulder. I thought their shoe was kind of gimmick since it was made for a much smaller percentage of runners. You had to almost be a Kona athlete or elite marathoner with perfect form to use these shoes.
When I received a pair of the new Isaac’s I tried them on, and they felt different from the previous models I had tried at the shop. They felt different in a good way, much less foreign feeling. The front lugs were less pronounced, the shoe felt a bit more solid and stable. I went for a 6 mile run that afternoon, and had no issues with the shoes. In fact, these shoes felt awesome. I am a mid-foot striker, and I really felt how light these shoes made my strike feel.
As a comparison, I wore my Mizuno Wave Rider 12 the next morning for our group run. We did around 7.5 miles, and I could really tell the difference. While the Mizuno’s are a nice, light show in their own right, there was just too big a difference. Long story short, my Mizuno’s are now my shop shoes, and the Newton Isaac is my new running shoe.