Boulder, Colorado-based running shoe manufacturer Newton Running has announced the release of the Distance Elite, the latest addition to its performance line.
The result of months of extensive testing by members of the Newton Running Elite racing team, the Distance Elite features a race-specific fit and a streamlined midsole, creating a lightweight, highly responsive shoe that tips the scales at 204g for men and 175g for women.
“At our athletes’ request, we created a shoe combining the best features of our racing shoes like the MV3, with the forefoot cushioning found in our popular performance trainers,” says Newton Running Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Danny Abshire. “As a result, the Distance Elite offers more protection than a standard racing flat but feels faster than our lightweight trainers.”
Its highly breathable, fast-drying mesh upper employs minimal stitching, an asymmetrical lacing system and welded support strapping over the midfoot. The Distance Elite features the same outsole/midsole package as the Distance Light Weight Trainer, which has a 2mm drop from heel to toe and Newton Running’s dynamic four-lug cushioning to protect the runner from impact.
Newton Running Elite athletes reported the Distance Elite to be light, responsive, comfortable and fast as they continue to post blazing times in the new shoe. “It’s like putting on a fresh pair of legs,” says Newton Running Elite team member Stephen Pifer, of Jacksonville, Florida, who recently won Georgia’s Savannah Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon, setting a new PR of 65:31.
“The Distance Elite has quickly become my favourite racing shoe since setting personal bests from 5K to the half marathon in it,” says Newton Running Elite team member Tyler McCandless of Boulder, Colorado, who nabbed victories in the new shoe at Hawaii’s Great Aloha Run, Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K in Pensacola, Florida, and the Double Road Race 10K in Overland Park, Kansas.
The Distance Elite will retail for $155 and will be available at specialty U.S. retailers and http://www.newtonrunning.com starting from November 1st 2013.