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2013-03-27 9:28 PM

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Subject: Newtons - sockless?

I liked reading about Zoots vs. Pearl Izumi sockless.  I know a bunch of us out here run in Newtons....any experience of sockless in Newtons?  I am new and wondering what the experience out there tells me.

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2013-03-27 9:43 PM
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Check here if you dare.

I run in newtons for distance runs and anything over a 5k I'll take the time to put my socks on.

2013-03-27 9:50 PM
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Havent worn socks in a run in 3 years and I have worn the following shows: Newton, K-swiss, Saucony, Brooks, and Asics. Never had a problem with any of them. 
2013-03-28 6:42 AM
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The Newton Distance shoes work great sockless. So comfortable.

No problems using them last year in several races and I don't run sockless at all in training.
2013-03-28 7:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Newtons - sockless?
rjrankin83 - 2013-03-27 9:43 PM

Check here if you dare.

I run in newtons for distance runs and anything over a 5k I'll take the time to put my socks on.

Wow..... That is insane.  Run sockless in my Connects all the time with no issue (nothing over 6 miles).  I wonder if the orthotics was the MAIN cause.

2013-03-28 8:27 AM
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I have the Sir Issac's and have done runs up to 3 miles without socks but nothing further. I'm fine with the time it takes to put on socks if it saves me some days of recovery from blisters.


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Subject: RE: Newtons - sockless?
auto - 2013-03-28 8:18 AM

rjrankin83 - 2013-03-27 9:43 PM

Check here if you dare.

I run in newtons for distance runs and anything over a 5k I'll take the time to put my socks on.

Wow..... That is insane.  Run sockless in my Connects all the time with no issue (nothing over 6 miles).  I wonder if the orthotics was the MAIN cause.



I think the orthotics are a red herring. We will never know but I would put all of my money on him stepping on something coming out of the water or in transition.

Two years ago my coach broke a toe racing the Boulder 70.3. I have seen the pictures. Immediately post race his foot was swollen, black and blue and generally looked bad. The interesting thing? He never felt it. Didn't notice it until after he took of his shoes at the end of the race. He has no idea when during the race it happened.

I think that the endorphins/adrenaline of racing can do a pretty impressive job of masking pain if you are racing hard. I once cut my foot getting in to the water to start a triathlon. It hurt pretty bad but I raced anyways. I knew it was there but the only time it really bothered me was the four minutes I spent in a penalty tent. Otherwise it was just background noise.
2013-03-28 11:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Newtons - sockless?
I've run 8 miles in my sockless Newtons without a problem. Sockless is my preference in the heat, but I'm undecided if I want to go sockless for a HIM next month. I think if my feet are dry and not waterlogged then I will. Otherwise, wasting a few seconds putting on socks is not a big deal.
2013-03-28 12:49 PM
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when it's not absolutely freezing out, I do all of my runs sockless. I had been transitioning over to some newton distance S, did an hour run in them sockless and they chewed my achilles raw. As we speak, they are on their way back for a refund. Last year I was in kinvara 2's no problem, the year before new balance 890's, also no problems. YMMV
2013-03-28 3:59 PM
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I have the Gravity and Distance. Both shoes had rough cut insoles along with poorly finished seams. I can run short distances without socks but anything over about 3 miles and I have to use socks. Before I switched to Newtons, I used Brooks, Adidas, and Mizunos and only used socks at the start of the season until my feet adjusted to longer runs. I like my Newtons so light weight socks are a small price to pay.
2013-03-28 4:30 PM
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I run in the Newton Gravity and found that I need socks...too many rough parts inside. To make the transition faster, I put my socks on pre-race, then "roll them off" so they look like a donut. I place each rolled up sock in each shoe, right side up. It takes me about 3 seconds to roll on each sock...so if I lose by 6 seconds, then I can blame the socks. (I actually did lose to the 2nd place AG guy in my only Full Iron distance race by 8 seconds last year!)


2013-03-28 10:05 PM
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i run sockless in my newtons all the time. i can run anything up to about 15 miles without socks. though for HIMs or IMs, i will take the time to put on some socks just for some extra cushion.
2013-03-29 10:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Newtons - sockless?

eriqpimentel - 2013-03-28 10:05 PM i run sockless in my newtons all the time. i can run anything up to about 15 miles without socks. though for HIMs or IMs, i will take the time to put on some socks just for some extra cushion.

That's what I'm thinking is that the extra cushion will be welcomed after 56 mi on the bike. FWIW I have the Lady Isaac and Distance. I'm on my 6th pair of Newtons. Everybody's feet and tolerances are different though. It surprises me that I can run sockless at all because I am the queen of chafing -even flatlock seams will get me.

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