View Full Version : Newton Running Shoes and Midfoot Striking
12-04-2010, 10:24 PM
I picked up a pair of these last week. The Sir Isaac model. (http://www.newtonrunning.com/newton-products/the-shoes/mens-shoes/men-guidance-trainer/neutral-guidance-trainer) I've logged about a 35 minutes aka 4 miles in them. So few miles because I'm trying to adjust slowly the manufacturer recommends. I'm a midfoot striker who still heel strikes on long runs. I'm trying to become a total midfoot/forefoot striker.
Anyone else have any experience with these shoes? Thus far, I really like them, they are quite comfortable with lots of spring in the forefoot.
12-04-2010, 11:33 PM
Haven't used the shoes but the little I run I forefoot strike. I have heard good things about the shoes.
12-05-2010, 07:19 PM
Not to hijack your thread, but I'm confused by the video on the site. Do you land mid-foot, rock back to the heel and then lift to begin the next stride? I'm too much of a heel striker and I'm trying to change that, but i now land slightly behind the arch and rock forward. As I watch the link on the site, I'm doing it backwards.
12-05-2010, 10:06 PM
Those look pretty cool!
I'm too much of a heel striker and I'm trying to change that, but i now land slightly behind the arch and rock forward. As I watch the link on the site, I'm doing it backwards.
When you do that that usually makes you swing your legs like a pendulum which is a no-no because of efficiency and energy exertion. Try lifting your knees a tad higher and attempt to lean forward. This usually will increase your foot strike count which is a good thing for some when it comes to some runners because you're feet are touching the ground for a less amount of time since you're not swinging your legs like a pendulum anymore.
When you're changing gate or technique attempt it on a track and start at the same point on the track and count left foot strikes and same pace and see what your results are.
12-06-2010, 04:23 AM
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