Tuesday, May 29, 2012


So I did it.

I broke my no-triple-digits shoe-buying rule.

I did it for these bad boys.

But, I humbly submit that I did it for some good reasons (or at least some vaguely defensible ones).

    1) I've heard great things about Newtons from many, many trusted sources.

    2) I'm still searching for a go-to pair of light-weight trainers / longer-distance racing shoes & I've had my eye on these guys for a while now. (A 7.7 ounce stability shoe? The hell you say.)

    3) I've accepted that I'm never going to get to try them for truly cheap.

    4) The new model recently came out, so the price has come down a little on this one (the older model).

    5) I get 10% off the sale price at Roadrunner Sports, & by some miracle they had exactly three pairs left in my size (the only size, as you can see, between 6.5 & 10.5). Holy timing, Batman! That never happens.

    6) I had a coupon for an additional 10% off, bringing the price down to ~$120ish (+ tax).

    7) I had lots of contracts this spring & have lots more coming this summer, so I feel less bad than usual about a little splurge.

Even with the excellent references that these guys come with, I just can't bring myself to pay $175 for a pair of shoes I haven't tried, but if the older model works out well & I really like them, I'd be willing to consider it in the future. They should be here by the time we get back from Yosemite, so hopefully I'll get to take them for a spin on Friday or Saturday. I'll try & get you a review in a few weeks. :)


  1. Love them!!! Let me know what you think because I am so curious about these shoes. I have heard so many great things about them. I don't think I have heard anything bad about them actually. I just get nervous spending that much $$$$$ on shoes!

    1. Totally. Supposedly they're supposed to last way, way longer than other shoes mileage wise, which would definitely make them worth it in the long run, but I'll have to see it to believe it.

  2. IF they make you more comfortable running and reduce the risk of injury then it's money well spent. The reducing injury part is also a good cover when the significant other asks you if you "really" need them ;)

  3. Newtons! Awesome!

    As for the price, based on a presentation that I went to a while back about Newtons - the shoes can last 1000 to 3000 miles - so since they last about double an average pair of running shoes, the price might equal out to be about $75, or equal to other pairs of running shoes.


    1. Yep, I remember reading that. If it's really true, that would be awesome!

  4. I thought you meant 'more than 100 shoes' when you mentioned a triple digit rule, so compared to that prospect, one new pair is nothing!!!

    Do you have orange and lime running clothes though? Because otherwise, you need some new tops to match the new trainers.

    1. I know!! I never cared about matching my clothes & shoes until I had multiple pairs of running shoes. If I ever race in them, I will definitely have to find at least one or two new things to match!