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Meet The Dogs Of Newton – Week 6 Saddie

Posted by on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 7:15 am | Leave a reply

saddieLikes: ice, pumpkin, peanut butter, squirrels, digging holes, chewing through the wires to the sprinkler system

Dislikes: soda cans, exercise balls, getting my nails trimmed, thunder, snakes

Favorite Hangouts: the couch, anywhere in the sun

Plays With: soccer ball, frisbee, sprinklers

Summary: I’m a one year old German Shepherd mix and I love people! My owners adopted me from the local humane society and I couldn’t have been more excited. My favorite thing to do is pretend I have an itch right at the very moment my owners tell me to do something I don’t feel like doing. They have recently caught onto my trick, so now I sometimes pretend I don’t hear them until they offer peanut butter. I’ll do anything for peanut butter!

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Meet The Dogs Of Newton – Week 5 Pilot

Posted by on Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 11:14 am | Leave a reply

Dogs of Newton PilotMy name? Pilot. No Biblical reference, so put Pontius out of your head because I love all humans. Think Pilot project. Pilot a ship. Pilot light. Pilot experiment. Pilot chute. Pilot a plane (or maybe a parachute?). Think Jayne Eyre and Mr. Rochester’s loyal companion Pilot.

My breed? Portuguese Water Dog. I came before Bo Obama but I’m still proud of one of my own getting into the White House. Although I bet he has  never rolled in a dead animal (unless the NSA buried a two-legged creature somewhere in the White House lawn which today seems a strong possibility but risky during the Easter Egg Roll), so I’m pretty sure Bo always smells like lavender dog wash and not my personal faves, deadrabbitsnakewormsfishprariedog.

My favorite activities? Running the Mesa Trail or Marshall Mesa with my mom, swimming, making snow angels, chasing rabbits, turning into an insane devil around skateboard and snowmobiles, rolling in horse poop with my sister Hazel, working as a therapy dog with my dogsitter, and looking for tummy pats in the Newton Running offices. Oh, and I’ve got the Newton CEO wrapped around my paw. I look at him and wag my tail and I’m sure to get a treat.

My “meh” list? All the other dogs in the office.

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Journey Of A Shoe!

Posted by on Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 8:11 am | Leave a reply

Ever wondered what happens throughout the creation of a Newton Running shoe? We thought we’d give you an inside look at how are shoes are manufactured!

Raw Material

  1.  Most of the materials used to stitch the upper are received in rolls and can be seen here prior to cutting and stitching
  2. The materials warehouse needs to be very organized
  3. The stock on hand is generally a mix of textiles and synthetics.  Each roll is marked with material name, supplier and country of origin
  4. Materials are checked for quality, total square footage and correct color match upon receiving Raw Materials 1

Raw Materials 2

 

Setting  (AKA Pressing and Stock Fitting)

  1. Seen in these shots are sole units prior to assembly
  2. A sole unit is the midsole, outsole and any inserts pieces that have been stock fitted together
  3. Newton shoes have a biomechanical top plate and cavity chamber that integrate with the patented action-reaction performance technology Settings 1Setting 2

Assemby

  1. Seen here are the finished shoes just prior to packaging in the inner-box
  2. All shoes undergo a final QC check by a trained controllers prior to exportAssembly 3

There you have it, Newton Running shoes!

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Meet The Dogs Of Newton – Week 4 Pepper

Posted by on Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 8:15 am | Leave a reply

Prefers to be called: Dr. Pepper

Would rather not be called: Pepperoni

Breed: Hard to say

Favorites: Chips, chips and cheese, chips and dip, chips and salsa, chips and queso, chasing rabbits.

Dislikes: Having my hair combed. I just want to rock the dreads like everyone else in Boulder.

Favorite pastime: Visiting every single person in the Newton office, and telling them that I am sooooo hungry, and need a cookie. I learned this trick from my owner.

Plays with: A stuffed tiger named Tigger 2. The original Tigger is buried somewhere in the backyard….I don’t want to talk about it.

Favorite hangout: I prefer to have an entire couch to myself. If there is a person on each couch in the living room, someone is getting the stink eye until they move. I also like hanging out in the backyard, eating mulch.

In summary: I am a pretty happy little dog, except when Kara puts me in her desk drawer. I really enjoy running, hiking, and playing catch. It has been a major project, but I have finally trained my owner to retrieve the tennis balls that I hide for her in the yard. I think she likes that game. I also like road trips, and I can’t wait until I am old enough to drive.

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Meet the Dogs of Newton – Week 1 Stella

Posted by on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 7:15 am | Leave a reply

 

 

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Likes: Running, chewing on Newtons, shoes in general, snuggling, drinking beer and filet mignon

Dislikes: Strangers, doors, Lucy

Favorite hangouts: Yappy Hour and The Kitchen

Plays with: Lila and Santiago (her Latin lover)

Stella first came to work at Newton Running when her loving parents adopted her from a local humane society. For the first few months she was afraid of everyone, her comfort zone became her office and she never wanted to leave at the end of the day. Stella, like most gals, has an obsession for shoes – often times she’ll gather all the shoes in the office and lay on her throne with them. Today, Stella is a happy, go-lucky, hardworking pup who loves her job more than anything in the world.

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What are you thankful for?

Posted by on Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 1:24 pm | Leave a reply

With Thanksgiving under a week away I decided to ask the Newton family what they were thankful for. Often times Thanksgiving can go by just being thought of as a couple days off of work or an excuse to eat a ton of great food. Before you do these well deserved things on your holiday next week, take a second to step back, look around this big beautiful world that we live in and take a look at what you’re thankful for!

Jerry Lee: I’m thankful for family, friends and being able to work with all the great people here at Newton. Life is good.

Danny Abshire: I am fortunate to have a wonderful family , enjoy good health and to be able to help others with the enjoyment of running and the benefits of good posture and movement through Newton Running footwear and Natural Running form.

Kara Henry: I’m thankful for puppies in the office!

David Saucedo: I’m thankful for a healthy family that just happens to consist of my two really handsome boys and a hot wife.

David Dunn: I’m thankful to be able to work at a company that reflects my passion for life and running.

Molly Waterman: I’m thankful for healthy children, a loving family and the fact that I can survive a half marathon!

Claudia Peck-Kiousis: I’m thankful for my family and that we are all healthy.

Anne Klein: I’m thankful for my three godchildren; Laura, Johny and Maren.

Thom Ward: I’m thankful that I and the people I care about are running healthy and happy.

Rich Miyamoto: I’m thankful for getting to work with a great group of people.

Liz Martin: I’m thankful that despite losing my family home in the Colorado Springs fire this summer, my family is safe, happy, healthy and together!

Brandon Wood: I’m thankful for my beautiful family and the fact that I get to live in such an amazing place (with all due respect to my native Virginia!) and work with such amazing people!

Andrea Boysun: I am thankful for waking up to this! sunrise resized 600

Don Reichelt: I’m thankful for my new position with Newton, working with like minded people and doing something that I love every single day.  Calling what I do ‘work’ doesn’t do it justice. It’s a passion and I get paid to do it. Thank you Newton :)  

Justin Dyszelski: I am thankful  for my knowledge and ability to change life’s of runners who thought that there running career was over. 

Katie Schon: I’m thankful to work for such a great company that I ENJOY working for every day!

Christina Botero: I am blessed to be able to wake up to a new day to be surrounded by my family, the ones that give me the energy to help make a difference and bring smiles to the world.

Stephen Gartside: Thankful to be healthy and able to run everyday. Thankful for such a great family.

Ian Adamson: Our opportunity to help runners has far reaching consequences and gives a deeper meaning to what we do at Newton Running. They are healthier, fitter, happier and their live, their families lives and everyone around them benefit. If we can do this even once in a lifetime our job is done.

RD Goodright: I am thankful for the health of my family.

Jonathan Le Jeune: I am thankful for my wife, my son and my daughter.

Wendy Lee: I am thankful for: the love of family & friends,  good health, my freedom and those who defend it, the chance to be better every day and to be a member of this crazy Newton family!

Mark Rochon: I am thankful for my family, our health and making a living while having fun.

Tori Simons: I’m thankful that I can run so I can raise money for charity, stay healthy & achieve my goals. =)

Jennifer Abshire: I am thankful for laughter, color, sparkles, peace, my sweet family and friends, my awesome running shoes and my health and fitness to be able to get out and run and enjoy each day.  

Bob Taylor: Most thankful for the 3 ladies in my life (my 2 lovely daughters and my wife) and of course, thankful that the running world is starting to catch on to what we are all about!

Nick Clark: I am thankful for my amazing best friend whom happens to also be my wife.  I am also super thankful for my wonderful family and of course my kickass Newton Running family.

Laura Tingle: I’m thankful for the return of my missing penguin!

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Kelly Steinmetz: I’m thankful for my beautiful niece Charlotte who was born earlier this year! (and thankful for Frontier now having direct flights from Denver to my hometown so I can see her more often!).

Erica Borenstein: Being able to run without pain. My family and friends who love and support me no matter what. Anything covered in dark chocolate. Spanx.

Lee Strawbridge: I am thankful that I work for a man whose focus is not on what can “we” do to make me money…but rather what can “we” do to create more charitable opportunities.

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A PSA From a Newton Fan

Posted by on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 2:04 pm | Leave a reply

We got this wonderful PSA from a fan, Amy C. on our Facebook page and thought we’d share it!

RUNNING PSA on//

In case you’re wondering (and I bet you aren’t, but I’ll keep going anyway), THIS is why I believe in Newton Running shoes:

While training for this Saturday’s 50k trail ultramarathon, I’ve alternated Mizuno Wave Precisions (for road running – and I love them) and Newton Momentum (trail shoes). My Mizunos currently have about 245 miles on them; the Newtons are going on 370 miles.

Last time I trained for a 50k, I alternated the Mizunos with Asics Gel Nimbus, and both had to be replaced long before I finished training. That’s fairly standard – most shoes are meant to carry about 350-400 miles and then be replaced. (And you always know when you need new shoes by the simple fact that your legs start hurting…less cushion = less protection = feeling the impact.)

Right now, my favorite Mizunos are wearing down fast. I feel it on the run, I can see it on the soles.

But my Newtons…ah, my Magic Newtons with nearly 400 miles on them will carry my through Saturday’s race – and I’m betting – well beyond. They feel as good now as they did the first day I ran in them. Even after a 25 mile run, my feet don’t hurt and my legs feel fresh and strong. Which has never happened with any other shoe, even my beloved Mizunos.

Point being: Go get yourself some Newtons. If you’re riding the fence about it because they’re more expensive, or because you’re afraid learning to run in them will cause an injury, get off the fence. They’re worth every penny of the chunk of change you’ll spend on them; they’re worth the time and effort it takes to learn how to run in them; and they’ll last you for(almost)ever.

\ PSA off

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