Men's Distance Elite

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Originally designed for our elite racing team, this shoe was tested and loved by some of the fastest runners in the country before being released to the public. The classic 4 lug Newton ride with a seamless upper feels fast, light and efficient. The Distance Elite is great for high or low distance training and racing. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Product Details

  • Item number • M008116
  • Weight • 7.3
  • Platform • 4 lug
  • Heel-to-toe drop • 2mm
  • EMB • No


  • Seamless, highly-breathable, fast-drying, open air mesh

  • Asymmetrical lacing system

  • Midfoot welded support straps

  • Minimal heel counter

  • Yellow and yellow colorway


  • High-density rubber in midfoot

  • Lightweight EVA heel


  • Action/ReactionTM in the midfoot

  • Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate

  • High-rebound EVA


  • 100% recycled laces, webbing, insole topcover

  • 100% recycled box, packaging

  • 10% recycled outersole rubber

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38 Customer Reviews

Good and nice
Loved these as much as my Distance, i think the color was well matched, striking and creative color matches make newtons stand out more!
September 29, 2017
I've been a minimalist runner for a few years now after suffering injuries in traditional brands. I've tried several different minimalist shoe brands over the years (Vibram, Inov-8, etc.). This is my first pair of Newtons and I love them! Really like the lug feature though it took some time to get used to. Highly recommend!
May 10, 2017
Fantastic - However the color combo is horrendous
Newton has done it again. The shoes are outstanding. If you can get over the color combination then you should buy these shoes. I don't know what Newton was thinking with the yellow, black and red. Must have something to do with the University of Colorado at Boulder colors.
May 8, 2017
Simply the best
I've tried different brands, different models of Newtons, and I continue to just come back to the Distance Elite. These are simply the best running shoes out there. Unfortunately I don't know much about the engineering that goes into making shoes, but just the combination of lightness, comfort, lack of injuries/pain - can't beat these.
April 23, 2017
So fast!
I just completed my 5th Boston Marathon in a row (11th marathon to date). I'm excited to say I ran a 2:56:59 which is 1:49 faster than ever. These shoes are so comfortable and fast. The upper is extremely comfortable. If you run in a 5 lug Distance model don't be afraid to try these for track work, tempo runs, or any race up to the marathon distance. If you order them and for some reason don't love then as much as I do you can exchange or return them within 30 days of purchase with no questions asked. What a great company to offer such a fantastic return policy. Enjoy your training and racing in these speedy shoes. Side note: If you heel strike the heel will wear away quickly. It's all a soft EVA foam and won't take the abuse like a Gravity will. This is to help the shoe be very light and race ready. If you are an efficient Newton runner you will have no trouble. Enjoy!
April 19, 2017
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