Exactly 3 months ago today, on 1 April, I won a pair of Newton Motion IV running shoes in a lucky draw in New Delhi, India, where I live. (SO not an April Fool, then!).
As my lovely shoes turn 3 months old today, and have probably racked up some 200km since, it’s time to share my thoughts on these beauties.
Because, let’s not fool ourselves, these shoes are beauties.
They are a fab colour, and there are so many cool design features – yes, I know they are also super technical and functional features, obviously, but there are details which are stylish as well.
The shoe felt instantly comfortable from Day One. There was not one second of “new shoes” feeling.
The sole is super cushioned, with the lugs that are a hallmark of Newton shoes:
The lugs really do make a difference – I feel lighter when I run in these shoes. I know that’s a horribly untechnical expression, but it’s truly the way I feel – lighter and bouncier.
Here’s the technical low-down from Newton:
Another great feature of these shoes is the heel cushioning. It’s also super stylish, in keeping with the whole look of these shoes.
And here’s Newton’s own info:
There is also excellent sole cushioning:
I do not use these shoes every day, but alternate with the other shoes in my cupboard, but when I return to my Motion IVs, I definitely feel as though my feet are more protected and “surrounded” – does that make any sense?
In the 3 months I have owned these shoes, I have run in them many times in Delhi, where I live, and up in the Himalayas, running up and down damp trails in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. I have run in the rain, in the blistering heat, on grass, in slush, on roads, on trail runs…and these shoes have not given me a moment’s discomfort. Nor do they show any evidence of wear and tear. They’ve been washed a few times, after a particularly muddy trail run, and they always come out looking as good as new:
Super happy with them.
Though I won these shoes, neither Newton nor the organisers of the lucky draw asked me to write anything, and I came under no pressure whatsoever to review them.
Will I buy Newton in the future?
And happy 3 month anniversary to us!