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Newton Running’s Take on Barefoot Running

Newton Running’s Take on Barefoot Running

January 29, 2010

In the past few days we’ve been inundated with calls and messages from friends, customers and fans asking, “Did you see NPR.org barefoot running story or BBC barefoot running story story about barefoot running?” The answer is yes, we’ve seen Dr. Lieberman’s studies at Harvard and it clearly validates what Newton Running is all about. […]

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Barefoot Running Goes Ballistic

Barefoot Running Goes Ballistic

January 28, 2010

Barefoot running was one of the most talked about trends in the running industry last year. From the bestselling book Born To Run, to the explosive growth of the Vibram Five Fingers, runners everywhere seem to be talking about barefoot running. Well, the buzz about barefoot running is about to hit a fever pitch. As we’ve […]

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Natural Running – DEFINED

Natural Running – DEFINED

January 25, 2010

Terms like barefoot running, forefoot running, midfoot running, chi running, minimalist running, etc. get bandied about so often these days that it’s difficult to define any of them and they’re all starting to lose any true meaning. Here at Newton, we think ‘natural running’ best describes what we’re all about. What do you think? (click image to […]

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Do Running Shoes Cause Injury? Our Response

Do Running Shoes Cause Injury? Our Response

January 12, 2010

  There’s a great discussion going on over at RunnersWorld.com about a new study that links running shoes to injuries here. Here are a few thoughts that our Director of Education, Ian Adamson, would like to add to the dialogue: There are several on-going, multi-year studies at Harvard, MIT and the University of Newcastle (AUS) that […]

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Shoe Geometry 101 – Running Shoe Re-Evolution

Shoe Geometry 101 – Running Shoe Re-Evolution

December 16, 2009

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 […]

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Preventing Stress Fractures

Preventing Stress Fractures

December 3, 2009

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 […]

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