Newton Aha

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Newton Aha Facts

The Newton Aha running shoes are the perfect shoes if you are looking for well cushioned shoes. Newton brings out a neutral striking pattern in the Aha with a top of 6 mm from heel to toe. The shoes are roomy and comfortable while providing plenty of support to runners. The Newton Aha falls into the Point of Power (POP) 3 category of outsole, meaning that they incorporate the latest technology that offer a more cushioned ride.

The Aha running shoes are made with the active technology from Newton, one that claim to create the most responsive ride, full-foot protection and a support that makes the level platforms to align with the human body to put you in a more comfortable position. The slate and colors of the Newton Aha are also worth to look at. There shoes are rated amongst the best introductory shoes to try when initially venturing into the Newton lug system.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Great support
  • Perfect fit
  • High durability
  • Great Style and colors
Cons
  • Possible irritability during longer runs
  • The model is not very recent
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Newton Aha running shoes are built with the Action/Reaction Technology from Newton. Through the active movement of the lugs, the outsole contributes to power your speed while running. The Action/Reaction technology of the Newton Aha creates a responsive, trampoline-like cushioning system that allows quicker bounce-back and loses less energy than a regular running shoe. The outsole of the Newton Aha is responsive and cushioned in both, the forefoot and the heel areas. It will keep your feet protected and comfortable.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The EVA midsole incorporated in the Newton Aha provides enough protection and support to your foot while you run. The high-rebound EVA makes sure to provide stability while providing an effective shock absorption keeping your feet, knees and ankles well protected from the running impact. The midsole and the outsole work together as part of the Action/Reaction technology. When your stride lands, the foot triggers the actuator lugs found in the shoes’ mid-soles, activating a flexible sheath that’s responsible for absorbing much of the impact.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Newton Aha running shoes are made with a one-piece seamless engineers mesh upper made of a very resistant material. The upper of the shoes incorporate a 360 degree reflectivity that comes perfect whenever you are running on dark roads, they will meeker sure you keep being visible for cars and bikes.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Newton Aha average weight per shoe is 8.5 oz for men and 7.5 oz for women. Keep in mind that the weight can vary depending on the size of the shoe. The Newton Aha bring you an amazing light running sensation at the same time that provide comfort and protection.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Running shoes with better breathability keep your feet cooler and allow your sweat to evaporate more quickly, which can decrease your risk of blisters. Having wet feet while running apart being uncomfortable, can generate blisters that can take you off running for some time. Your body also loses a lot of heat through your feet, so wearing more breathable footwear can keep you cooler overall. It is important in hot conditions and cold conditions to have a lot of ventilation in your shoes. The breathable one-piece mesh upper will make sure your feet are cool and dry not regarding the conditions you are running in.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The sole of the Newton Aha running shoes feature the 5-lug POP 3 platform that creates a great surface for your feet to lie on. The Action/Reaction technology and the biomechanics metatarsal sensor plate create the best cushioning for your underfoot. The one-piece seamless mesh upper is really soft, so you don't have to worry about abrasions.

The enhanced medial midsole platform is adjusted to display neutral pronation of the feet, making each stride feel natural, supported and comfortable. The heel-lace lock technology and biomechanical sensor plates, will make sure that there would be no unnecessary spaces in the rear ends of your feet, warranting a firm hold. Some users have experience irritability coming from the tongue cover when performing extended runs.
Style
Style

Style

These shoes come in different combination of colors from bright purple under the women section, to classic black to wear them at any time with any outfit. The Newton Aha can be worn with everyday clothes as well as with our favorite shorts and running pants. When you go over Newton’s website, you can find the special editions of the Newton Aha: Kona, Chicago, Texas, and New York City special editions.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The high quality materials used to build the Newton Aha, make the shoe super resistant yet still light and flexible. The super durable SHARC (Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound) integrated in the high-impact areas of the outsole, will provide you extra miles for your Newton Aha shoes. The one-piece seamless mesh upper has been designed to be very resistant as well while providing all the necessary breathability you need while performing your most demanding run. You have to remember that the Newton Aha are road shoes, so they wont perform as well when you are running off-trail, it will also wear them off faster.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The protection performance that the Newton Aha bring to your feet, is outstanding. The impact and resilient shock absorption technology from he outsole and midsole will keep your feet, ankles and knees protected. The heel-lace lock technology and biomechanical sensor plates, will make sure that there would be no unnecessary spaces in the rear ends of your feet, warranting a firm hold.

The one-piece breathable seamless mesh upper will keep your feet cool and dry making sure you do not get any blister at any time. The SHARC rubber outsoles will provide enough grip while running over wet surfaces , and the active movement of the lugs will provide the best traction performance to make you run faster and safer.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Newton Aha Action/Reaction technology enhances the absorption of shock and provides a greater responsiveness to runners. This technology is appeared in both the forefoot and heel of the Aha that helps the runners easy to have a smooth strike without the pressure. The 5-lug POP3 platform incorporates biomechanics support, translating in better equilibrium and circulation of weight when running. The 5-lug POP 3 technology matches with the usual 5 toes in a runner’s foot, allowing complete spreading of all the metatarsals subsequent in maximal proprioception.
Support
Support

Support

If you are an under pronator, cushion is the key. The Newton Aha provides remarkable cushioning on their shoes. The amount of cushioning, coming from the inner shoe, but also from the outsole, offers adequate support for the heel and arch, while it allows you to feel and connect to the terrain. This shoe is built for neutral runners who often do fast performance. If you have high arches and you regularly want to do long or fast training, this shoe will be suitable for your gait cycle.

Even if you suffer plantar fascitis, the Newton Aha, can provide you that extra support that you need. However, if you under/over pronate and/or suffer from plantar fasciitis, we suggest you to check with your doctor the type of running shoes you should be wearing.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Newton Aha are road running shoes. They are meant to be used over roads, tracks and soft gravel, their performance and durability decreases when used over off-trail roads or hard gravel and loose rocks tracks. However, running over wet surfaces is safe with these shoes, the support and responsiveness are really good, giving you the best comfort in road conditions. The breathability of the Newton Aha is really good as well, you will be kept cool and dry regardless the kind of conditions.
Price
Price

Price

The Newton Aha are in the moderate price range for their category of neutral road running shoes. Some may even see them as a bit overpriced. With prices starting at $110 USD going all the way up to $200 USD in some cases online, the Newton Aha running shoes aren't the most expensive shoe, but do cost quite a bit. These running shoes are definitely plentiful in features, but it's really a matter of personal opinion whether they are a great value for your money. They aren't a low quality shoe by any means, so if you like the features they provide, by all means indulge.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The super durable SHARC (Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound) technology, integrated in the high-impact areas of the outsole, will provide you extra miles for your Newton Aha shoes while giving you the best traction on the road. As the Newton Aha is built for neutral runners, it will help you the most while you do your fast performance. The 5-lug POP 3 technology on the Newton Aha, matches with the usual 5 toes in a runner’s foot, allowing complete spreading of all the metatarsals. That control over the outsole, will give you the extra traction you need when trying to run faster.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Newton Aha are very flexible shoes, the technologies they incorporate are remarkable providing extra cushioning and protection while providing the best flexibility to the shoes. As the Newton Aha are shoes to be worn over flat terrain, the flexibility they bring, can make you feel the difference when you are trying to improve your speed and time running.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Newton Aha road running shoes, provide a remarkable structure to enhance stability while avoiding to make the shoes bulky or rigid. The energy transfer of the movement on while wearing the Newton Aha, is good and provide the best stability during the transition. The combination of the SHARC outsole technology and the EVA midsole, make the Newton Aha a very stable shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is the difference between the height of the heel and the height of the toe. The Newton Aha neutral road running shoes have a 7 mm drop. That low drop make these shoes remarkable in their category. You can feel the connection with the terrain in the most comfortable possible way.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• 5-lug P.O.P 3 outsole platform

• Action/Reaction technology in the forefoot and heel

• Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate

• Open ground surface EVA in mid-stance
Durable s.h.a.r.c (super high abrasion rubber compound) outsole composite in forefoot

• One-piece seamless engineered mesh upper

• 360 degree reflectivity

• Heel lace lock
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

These road running shoes are perfect for active-minded, casual runners that are looking for a all-around shoe to keep them committed to their running. The versatility of the shoe can satisfy both, experienced and new runners, helping them to achieve the best times and fastest performances every time. Newton Aha bring extra comfort and support for your feet whitout having to spend a lot of money. At the low range of prices, compared with other shoes in their category, you really can get great value for your money with these shoes. You also need to have in mind the Newton Aha is an older model.

Whether it is wet or dry, cold or warm, the Newton Aha ventilation and breathability will not let the conditions stop you from doing your best run. The Newton Aha running shoes are a great option for those who love to feel the road wearing a shoe that was built for speed. These shoes come with the top technology from Newton, making them very reliable on the road.

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