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2013-03-25 7:16 AM

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Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone uses Newton Gravity trainers? I have seen they have been highly reviewed from a number of magazines but I was just wondering what your thoughts are on them? I was basically able to get a pair (luckily) for only £40

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2013-03-25 7:32 AM
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I would be interested as well. I have been looking at them too, I am extremely flat footed so I'm not sure if they would be good for me?
2013-03-25 8:12 AM
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I really like mine. I wear them once a week or so to assist proper form. Its not that I couldnt wear them all the time. I just also love to run in my Saucony Kinvara3. My monthly run total is only around 60 miles so I am not a major mile person (logs may show less...lazy at logging)
I was amazed the first time I wore my Gravitys in how comfortable they were. That being said it did take few runs to get them feeling just right. I seem to have to lace them to control heel movement. I have narrow heels.
I have not regretted spending the money on these shoes and would recommend them.
2013-03-25 8:16 AM
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Those were my first pair of Newtons.  I ran about 600-700 miles in them.  I now run in Distances.  Much lighter and I still get the same mileage.
2013-03-25 8:16 AM
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I have two pair, the gravity and the trail shoes terra momentus. I've been running in these since my knee injury and have noticed that I can run comfortably in them without aggravating my knee. Before I was using Saucony Progrid guide and my PT thinks it was too much stability. I also like and kept the card that comes with them that gives good running form tips.
2013-03-25 9:08 AM
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I have been running in the Gravity for a month now. I have always been mid-foot strike so i thought the transition would be fairly easy. I started using them on the treadmill for 1-2 miles then i would put on my Kinvaras for the rest of the run. I did this for 3 weeks slowly increasing my millage on them. Last week i ran 6 miles and i regret that. I have really aggravated my Achilles. My advice is to take it really slow. I still plan on using them, bit not until i completely heal. When that time comes, i will be very careful of increasing millage. Also, take time to stretch calves and Achilles....i didn't.


2013-03-25 9:10 AM
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Bigrthanur - 2013-03-25 8:32 AM I would be interested as well. I have been looking at them too, I am extremely flat footed so I'm not sure if they would be good for me?

I'm very flat footed also. I have 0 arch in my foot. I train in the Motions and race in Distance S.

2013-03-25 9:59 AM
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Bigrthanur - 2013-03-25 7:32 AM I would be interested as well. I have been looking at them too, I am extremely flat footed so I'm not sure if they would be good for me?

 

My husband has flat feet and runs in these.  He's had them for a couple months and likes them.  The only complaint he has is that on longer runs his ankles will get a little sore.   He gets blisters in most shoes, but doesn't in these.

2013-03-25 7:28 PM
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I've been using them for quite some time now. Love them! Already on my second pair. All my training used to be in Newton Distance, but they tend to wear out a bit quick. The Gravity retains the feeling of the Distance, but seems to wear much, much better.
2013-03-25 7:49 PM
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I am on my first pair of Gravity's. I love them and they are super light. The guy at the running store said that you should get at least another 100+ miles out of them vs the Distance. For 25 bucks it's worth it to me. Now if they would just lower their prices a tad bit.
2013-03-25 7:58 PM
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The Gravity's are a great shoe. I race in the distance but most training in gravity. The durability of the gravity is very good and are only slightly heavier.


2013-03-26 1:45 AM
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Thank you everyone for your opinions, i cant wait to try them out
2013-03-26 5:53 AM
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Also try the motion, I wanted the gravity but after trying the motion it just felt better to me, so give it a try too. Either way great shoe.
2013-03-26 6:41 AM
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I have been running in Gravity's for the past 2 years and been injury free the entire time. 

I recently stocked up on the original Gravity's (2011 model) from Running Warehouse .com.  They have them on closeout for under $90 and with coupon code FB15D you get an additional 15% off.  I believe my total was $152 for two pair and I received them in two days with free shipping.  They also have a free return policy.  

If I am not mistaken the only difference in the newer models is the color and they have a finer mesh around the toes to prevent smaller objects from entering the shoe.  I did experience an issue with this once in my two years of running in them at the 2011 Branson 70.3 but we were running in ankle deep water so it may not have been the shoes fault.

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