We out the Newton EnergyNR running trainers through their paces

Newton EnergyNR Running Trainers ReviewNewton EnergyNR running trainers

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.