Anyway to the shoes, the Gravity III are classed as a mileage trainer by Newton running, first impressions from the box is positive the shoes are very light (8.9 ounces), the colour is an eye catching mainly yellow with some red and black, personally I really liked the colour pattern its highly visible for night running but does not look gaudy. now we look at construction these may be light but they are a solid construction seams feel strong and the mesh looks strong enough to last out the miles.
The sole of these beauties is where the shoes really become special they have a lower heel drop which gives a more level to the ground platform, also the way the sole is split provides support but allows more flexibility in the foot.
here are some photo's
Now we get to the important bit...performance! I have taken these out today for a 5 miler, I varied the pace to try get as much of the feel of them as I could. when you first put them on they feel a little odd to walk in due to the 5-lug POP 1 platform(if you ever try a pair make sure you run not just walk around a shop in them!) these are runners shoes made for running and that becomes clear soon as you get going,
Natural is the one word which some these up I have never ran in anything which has come close, I'm a heavier runner (14.5 stones) but my weight felt better distributed and they are speed machines they give a smooth ride which naturally makes you want to up your pace.
now these shoes are not cheap they come in £140 but in my view worth every penny,I have had a number of injuries over the years and anything which gives you this smooth a ride with no stress in the wrong places is well worth it.
Final verdict 5 stars out of five - only drawback £140 but you certainly get your money's worth and more your feet will thank you as will your PB'S :)
I've now used these shoes for a few months and in a few events a 10k,a 10 mile and a half marathon and if anything I'm more impressed shoes are wearing well no loss of shape and comfort and the build quality is showing its strength after some hard runs. they had worked well on hilly runs (10k,half marathon) and on the flat (10 miler) bare in mind I'm a heavier runner(about 14 stone) so if shoes are weak they wear out quick but these still feel the same as when I first got them.
would definitely recommend trying Newton's you get what you pay for...and more!
thanks for reading
- Item number:
- 8.9 ounces
- Heel-to-toe drop:
- 5-lug POP 1 platform
- Action/ReactionTM technology in the forefoot and heel
- Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate
- High-rebound EVA
- s.h.a.r.c outsole
- 3.0mm Drop
- Symmetrical high density rubber outsole in heel
- Lightweight, breathable mesh
- Anatomical metatarsal stretch panels
- Heel lace lock
- Semi-flat lightweight laces
- 360 degree reflectivity
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