We out the Newton EnergyNR running trainers through their paces

Newton EnergyNR Running Trainers ReviewNewton EnergyNR running trainers
£99.99
www.newtonrunning.co.uk

Newton’s newest shoe is designed to aid transition from regular trainers to the company’s unique lugged system – favoured by many pro and amateur triathletes – which helps promote a mid-forefoot strike. Coming from conventional shoes, it was easy to get into a natural stride with the EnergyNRs, which immediately felt more stable than models with Newton’s more deeply lugged outsoles.

They’re secure and supportive – though without the arch support that some transitional runners might crave – light, comfy and offer reassuring traction, but they’re not the most forgiving for long miles on the pavement. The 6mm heel-to-toe drop makes midfoot landing easier and they also feel racier and less cumbersome than Newton’s Sir Isaacs.