Men's Distance 7

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Fastest, Lightest, Distance EVER.
Need we say more?

2018 brings major change combining a new incredibly breathable air-mesh upper and high-performance laces with some magic in our patented Action Reaction energy return technology that maximizes rebound. Put all that together with the Newtonium cushioning system and it creates a lightning quick shoe with a fluidly smooth ride so comfortable and light you forget it’s there. Or in simpler terms: FASTEST, LIGHTEST DISTANCE EVER!!

Product Details

  • Item number • M000518
  • Weight • 7.6
  • Platform •
  • Heel-to-toe drop •
  • EMB • No


New air mesh upper for 2018

Flexible, breathable tongue

Full flex zone accommodates splay of foot

Heel lace lock

New for 2018, high performance laces

360 degree reflectivity

No animal products were used in the making of this shoe


High-rebound EVA

s.h.a.r.c outsole

Features a tighter-tuned trampoline lug membrane than the Gravity or Motion for greater responsiveness and power


Action/ReactionTM technology in the midfoot

Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate

A full-flex zone through the mid-foot and forefoot accommodates foots play, and varying foot widths

High-rebound EVA

s.h.a.r.c in forefoot

High abrasion rubber outsole wedge on lateral heel

Newtonium foam provides a more responsive full-length cushion that sits closer to the foot
The Newton Secret Formula
Action/Reaction Technology

The secret formula powering the speed of Newton Running shoes is its proprietary Action/Reaction Technology. Generated by the active movement of the lugs, it creates a responsive, trampoline-like cushioning system that provides quicker bounce-back and loses less energy than a traditional foam-core running shoe.

Level Platform

Over time, many shoe designs have become thicker, softer and heavier with greater heel heights. In the spirit of making every stride better, Newton shoes feature lower heel to toe drops to put you in a more natural running position.

Full Foot Cushioning

If you love the responsive yet cushioned feel of the lugs in the forefoot, you'll be happy to find out the same technology exists in the heel. With Newton Running, you get full-foot cushioning and protection.

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32 Customer Reviews

Amazing Shoe!!
Best running shoes I have ever owned. Been running in Newton's for several years...liked them all, but the Distance 7 is the best. Bought 3 pairs!!!
July 15, 2018
Best Newton shoes I’ve ever owned
These shoes are amazing. So very comfortable and light.
July 14, 2018
Great response on foot strike!
I've been in Newtons for 8 years and I like this shoe the best of all.
The responsiveness is the best I've seen in any running shoe.
They are super light and flexible yet very stable.
July 1, 2018
i first decided to try newton with their first version of the distance shoe. i'd decided to go minimal after my L4 L5 disk injuries made running too painful even in the nike air max's i always used. trying flat shoes explained why: the heel striking.

however, the zero drop shoes i used, while getting rid of heel striking, caused other transition injuries since i run on cement and concrete. so i gave newton a try and was literally astounded that some hype about a 'new' running shoe design turned out to be in fact honest and true.

i ran in several versions of the newton distance and couldn't believe how it knocked out impact upon ground contact without either mushing down like thick cushioned shoes, or even delivering a bouncy impact that the air shoes did. this was an almost magical erasure of impact force, and a return of energy to the push off.

characteristic of me, i figured this impact reduction might really just be from going minimal. i decided to use the newton as a transitional shoe, letting my muscles adjust, and then go full minimal, meaning both zero drop and very low stack height. i went to the famous new balance zero minimus. while an amazing shoe, i would have great runs, but the very next day my entire body would be in huge pain. DOMS, or delayed onset muscle syndrome, would rear its ugly head. despite having become an excellent form minimal runner after using newtons for 2 years, and graduating to NB and a few other great truly minimal shoes, the pounding would still be evident the day after. no matter how much protein, BCAA's or holistic anti-inflammatants i took.

having enough of this and in truly horrible pain for days after a run, despite the runs themselves being pain free, i pulled out my 3 year old pair of newton distance 2's, and put them on for my next run. my sneaking suspicions were correct. even in this old newton, where the sole material was no doubt harder and stiffer after 3 years, the run was a delight as it had always been in newtons. but i waited trepidatiously for the next day to see if my body would be crushed.

i could tell something was different, and also recalled not having had these horrible DOMS pains while using newtons, and the next day i once again was mostly pain free. the limping that had become the sign that i had run the day before, was gone. that very day i went online and purchased the distance 7's.

i ran in them last night and expected them to be better than 3 year old earlier versions, but the pleasure of these lighter shoes with an additional, 5th spring pad (or whatever you call them), plus new semi detached spring pads in the toe of the shoe, made last night's run remarkable. on top of that, being a former newton customer, i know that it takes a few runs for the spring pads to loosen up and provide the best shock absorption/ as incredible as last night's run, i know they will improve a bit.

sure it's great to have a wonderful shoe to run in. but i've been told by surgeons never to run again and that i need a spinal fusion. determined to not go that route, your product has allowed me to keep running, and avoid the surgeon's knife. not that i ever would have gone that route. i'm sure i would have gone to the next best shoe had newton's not existed. but i am so glad they do as they are truly better than anything else out there.

maybe not so noticeable to healthy individuals who can pound their bodies and recover well. in those cases newton's might just be a good but not necessary option. but for someone like me, who lives in the city and runs in the deserted night for over an hour on concrete and asphalt, and enjoys doing so, you folks have allowed me to do so with paying a price in both pain and destruction of my body. many thanks!
June 28, 2018
The Perfect Medium
I started running with Newton about 3 years ago and have never looked back. I started with the gravity but wanted a faster lighter shoe that would maintain the stability I needed. The Distance continues to be that shoe for me. I switched over the Distance after the first year and have not been disappointed, each year just continues to blow the previous year out of the water! The shoe feels much lighter than last year, the comfort for long races are great -- have already ran a few competitions in them including marathons that have worked great. Can't wait to see how they keep improving!
June 4, 2018
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