Newton Aha

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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 is a responsive cushioning that provides a springy feel and allows for less energy loss 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’ midsole, activating a flexible sheath that’s responsible for absorbing most of the shock of running.
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 weighs about 8.5 oz for men and 7.5 oz for women. The Newton Aha is a lightweight shoe that doesn't skimp on protection and certainly not when it comes to comfort.

Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The risk of blisters and hot spots increases if there isn't enough breathability in a running shoe. Needless to say, adequate air ventilation is important. The breathable one-piece mesh upper in the Newton Aha 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 are offered in various colors from bright purple under the women section, to classic black to wear them at any time with any outfit. The Newton Aha can just as easily be worn casually as it can with 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 solid materials used in the construction of the Newton Aha, ensure the shoe is durable but isn't too heavy overall. 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 offers 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 and 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 decrease when used over off-trail roads or hard gravel and loose rocks tracks.

The shoes can easily be worn when the weather is wet and you'll feel supported even if the ground is slick. The shoe also provides superior ventilation and even when things get particularly sweaty, you'll feel comfortable.
Price
Price

Price

The Newton Aha fall into the moderate price range of netural 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 in terms of whether they're a good buy. 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 Newton Aha neutral road runner has a 7 mm drop. That low drop makes the Aha a shoe with superb ground-feel.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Multi-lug P.O.P. outsole

• Energy-efficient midsole

• Very durable super AHAR outsole

• 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 without having to spend a lot of money. In terms of pricing, as a lower end shoe, it offers up good value. You also need to have in mind the Newton Aha is an older model.

In a variety of temperatures and types of conditions, the Newton Aha ensures the interior environment of the shoe is comfortable for the wearer. The Newton Aha running shoes are perfect for those who want excellent ground feel and a fast ride. These shoes come with the top technology from Newton, making them very reliable on the road.