Women'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 • W008216
  • Weight • 6.7
  • 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


  • 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

  • 100% recycled outersole rubber

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22 Customer Reviews

Very light shoe
These shoes fit perfectly and running is almost like running barefoot- amazing! This was my first time purchasing Distance. They are by far the lightest shoe I’ve ever run in. They are supportive and provide a good cushion, yet very flexible and responsive. The colors are great.

The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because I have used them on longer runs of up to seven miles as I prepare for a half marathon, and I am not sure I will be able to wear them for that long of a run. I’ve had Newtons for five years, and always Fate, but for some reason these shoes seem to push me to run slightly differently than I’m used to. I think I’ll use these for distances under 8 miles.
April 8, 2018
I have loved Newton’s for many years, but found myself experiencing chronic ankle pain after the Fate 2 update. I tried many different Newtons and other brands and finally came to realize it was the heel cup in most shoes that was rubbing and causing the pain. These are the last Newton’s if the old minimalist upper model and I am praying they don’t change the minimalist heel cradle, but I wouldn’t say no to 5 lugs.
April 3, 2018
Best distance shoes!!
I have been wearing Newton's for over 8 years now and these are my favorite. They run a little small for me compared to the other Newton's but they are so lightweight and comfortable immediately! PLEASE never change the 4 lug design!
March 14, 2018
Great shoe!
I have been using these shoes for longer road runs and distance track nights. They are extremely comfortable, light weight and fast. Definitely becoming a big fan of the 4 lugs.
January 22, 2018
Love the 4 Lug! Spring back in my step.
I’ve been wearing Newtons for at least 6-7 years. LOVE THESE! Comfortable out of the box for a 5 miler. I prefer the 4 lug to the 5 lug shoe. Very responsive! Recently, many 5 lugs, while light, were stiff. Now I need a winter weather version.
December 17, 2017
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