Newton Kismet 3
Newton is known for their innovative, lightweight running shoes. Having started this small “outsider” company just a decade ago, Newton’s reputation has been bolstered by their innovative design and propulsion lugs in the forefoot of their trainers. While the company has been on shaky ground lately with a series of financial setbacks, including the closure of all but 100 of their standalone stores, they are still producing original, dynamic trainers that runners of all calibers will appreciate.
The Newton Kismet 3 is a testament to how lines of shoes find small but pivotal improvements with each edition. While the original Newton Kismet was received well upon its release, there were some complaints regarding its lack of durability and too-short laces. The Kismet 3 saw an improvement in its forefront design, but some complained that their feet hurt in that area after wearing them. In addition, some runners criticized that they were smaller than their advertised size. With the Kismet 3, Newton may have finally hammered out all of these small (but important) problems, designing a lightweight trainer that’s both comfortable and stable.
Having added extra cushioning in the forefoot and heel that facilitates responsiveness and extends the Kismet 3’s durability and beveled lugs on the outsole–part of Newton’s Action/Reaction technology–that allow a smooth ride, the Kismet 3 is a stability core trainer that performs on all-day runs but can also be used for a run around the block.
A great trainer for those looking for a stability shoe with excellent support, comfort, and responsiveness, the Kismet 3’s signature Newton outsole design may seem unfamiliar at first, but runners will be able to tell the difference in the smoothness of their ride. Looking to boost a runner’s speed, carry them along for many miles, and help overall performance in a race or on the road, the Newton Kismet 3 is a shoe that runners in the market for a stability shoe should take notice.
Outfitted with Newton’s proprietary Action/Reaction technology makes this a dynamic trainer
Runners looking for an extra boost in their performance will find it in the Kismet 3’s unique outsole configuration
Transitions smoothly between middle distance runs to up-tempo short runs in the same workout
Highly breathable and comfortable and with improved support, it delivers a smooth ride
A stability shoe that has a low drop that isn’t jarring
- A little expensive
- Loaded with proprietary technology that enhances performance
- Breathable upper and thin EVA midsole keeps the foot dry and cool and the weight down
- Excellent traction thanks to the foot-shaped lugs on the outsole
- Sturdy Sharc rubber outsole is highly durable