We put the Newton EnergyNR running trainers through their paces.



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.


  • Overall: 3 out of 5
  • Price: £99.99
  • Contact: www.newtonrunning.co.uk
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