Dear Danny, I’ve been a runner since July 2, 1979. This past summer, with my 67th birthday looming on the horizon, I began increasing my mileage, with the objective of making my 1,200 mile annual goal (which I haven’t achieved in more years than I care to talk about). When I began picking up my […]
What Is Natural Running?
By Danny Abshire, co-founder, Newton Running At the start of the first American running boom in the 1970s, most people were running in fairly lightweight shoes that consisted of a rubber outsole a thin foam midsole and a lightweight nylon upper. Although simple by today’s standards, some of those early shoes were pretty good at […]
From Danny Abshire’s inbox: Danny, You probably don’t remember me but you helped me out a ton at IM Wisconsin in ’07 and I’ve been getting PB’s at every race since then. Won’t run in anything else! I just thought you’d like to see Newton represented in Athens, Greece in 2009…the 2,499th anniversary of the […]
Earlier this week, the New York Times published an interesting story about a common injury that many, many runners suffer from – stress fractures. The article references a new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise which, “offers hope that, at least for runners, simple alterations in their stride or […]
If you live in the mid-Atlantic, this is a race you should really check out – the inaugural Freedom’s Run in Shepardstown, WV on Saturday, Oct. 3. The marathon course winds through four national parks (that’s gotta be a first) and there’s also a half marathon, a 10K and 5K. Newton Running is a proud […]
Efficient form and lightweight shoes are the keys to staying healthy By Danny Abshire, co-founder, Newton Running Do you think a running shoe with a thickly cushioned heel pad and rigid medial post can keep you from suffering common running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band syndrome or shin splits? Think again. Recent research […]
Good form is the key to efficient running and preventing injuries By Danny Abshire, co-founder, Newton Running I’ve been coaching efficient running and injury prevention through optimal running form, foot support and footwear for years. It would be naïve to go by the results of sponsored elite athletes and satisfied customers, but the initial results […]
The Popular Mechanics website recently featured an interesting, if somewhat controversial, story about barefoot running and the shoe industry. The background and science referenced in the article support the entire premise upon which Newton Running is based. Namely, humans evolved to run on their forefeet, not their heels. But, the running shoe industry has been […]
A couple weeks ago, PopSci.com featured a cursory review of the science behind Newton Running technology in a post by Adam Weiner. While the story was generally positive, it also seemed a bit subjective since Mr. Weiner had not actually tried running in a pair of Newtons. So we contacted him, sent him a pair […]
Newton co-founder Danny Abshire is featured in this terrific video series on running form, flexibility, footwear and preventing injuries. There are five videos in the series. Check them all out here.