Newton MV3

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Newton MV3 Review Facts

Newton MV3The Newton MV3 is a minimalistic lightweight shoe designed for optimal speed. It is a well balanced blend of responsiveness and flexibility. This shoe is sleek and flashy, perfect for any running enthusiast who is looking to increase their speed. The MV3 is built with a zero drop platform, ensuring you with minimal impact stress. The Newton MV3 provides an ideal minimal shoe experience with the benefit of superior protection. The anatomical support strapping system gives an extra boost of support. If you are looking for speed, without the compromise of protection, the Newton MV3 will not disappoint.

Pros
  • Lightweight and responsive
  • Designed with an ultra-light mesh upper that ensures breathability and quick drying capabilities
  • Wider toe box for comfortable protection
  • Built-in drainage system
  • Widened mid-foot for added stability
  • Superb traction
  • Bright flashy colors
Cons
  • Narrow fit
  • Outsole wears out quickly
  • Expensive for a specialty shoe
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Newton MV3 follows the minimal style shoe design. It has a high traction 5-lug mid-foot pattern that provides an excellent grip on both wet and dry surfaces. This feature will provide you with confidence to run fast no matter what the conditions may be. These lugs allow the runner to spring forward giving an extra boost of speed. The outsole of the MV3 is made of a high density rubber concentrating in the heel and toe for added comfort and stability. The outsole of the Newton MV3 provides optimal flexibility for a near barefoot feel.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole is built with second generation action/reaction technology, giving the Newton MV3 extremely responsive capabilities. Also, incorporated into the design is a biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate, high rebound EVA, as well as the Met-flex enhanced mid foot flexibility and an anti-friction/antibacterial sockliner. This anti-friction/antibacterial liner on the Newton MV3 is ideal to keep your foot in place and to keep it feeling clean during your runs. To ensure a dry run, the Newton MV3 features a water drainage system. The midsole boast many features and won't disappoint.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Newton Mv3 is seamless and made out of an ultra-light mesh material that is highly breathable and fast drying. Designed with speed in mind, the upper portion of the MV3 is light, allowing for a minimalist feel because of the thin mesh material. The Newton MV3 makes life easier with it’s anatomical support strapping and lacing system, a system used to add support and structure to the minimal shoe. The upper also flashes bright colors and comfortably molds to the shape of your foot.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Minimalistic, sleek, and fast - the Newton MV3 is lightweight. Lightweight shoes are ideal for people wanting to run fast. The MV3 is considered is light, while still maintaining elements of support and comfort. The Newton MV3 weighs in at 5.8oz for men and 5.1oz for women. The MV3 has the ideal weight to do what it was designed to do - increase speed while maintaining stability.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Newton MV3 provides excellent breathability. The uppers are made out of a double mesh material which allows for excellent air flow, keeping your feet light and fresh for every running experience. The antibacterial liner is ideal for maintaining fresh feet while running; this and the air flow create a shoe with ideal breathability. The MV3 will certainly not weigh your feet down with sweat during runs. Feel confident, airy and light as you increase your speed with the Newton MV3.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Despite the Newton MV3’s minimalist design, it is pleasantly comfortable. The ETC anti-friction/anti-bacterial sock liner add comfort and practicality to the MV3. The high density rubber in the toe and heel minimizes stress upon impact. Despite a narrow and compact fit, the wider toe box allows for more protection and comfort. Many reviewers recommend ordering a half size up in this shoe for optimal comfort. The Newton MV3’s superior flexibility and breathable material make this shoe a comfortable option for someone looking to be fast.
Style
Style

Style

The Newton MV3 displays a loud and proud appearance. This shoe boasts bright colors and is designed for someone who is proud to run fast. The MV3 comes in two colors for men: a bright neon red with yellow accents and a bright neon yellow with red accents. For women, the MV3 comes in the same bright neon yellow but with pink accents and a bright neon blue with pink accents. The colors of the Newton MV3 are as noticeable as the speed that the shoe provides. The MV3 is a flashy sleek shoe and many view the shoe’s aesthetics as a positive aspect when purchasing this shoe.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Newton MV3 is a minimal style shoe that is designed for speed workouts or short to mid-range runs. Reviewers stated that the outsole was not as durable as desired for long distance runs; the Newton MV3 tends to wear out quickly compared to a more traditional shoe. Frequent running on pavement tends to degenerate a shoe quickly and this is no exception with the Newton MV3. However, because it is a specialty shoe and used less frequently, for speed training and short runs, the Newton MV3 will last well.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Compared to other minimalistic shoes, the Newton MV3 provides adequate protection. The TPU toe cap protects toes from any bumps that happen on the run. Although the outsole is designed to provide the runner with a barefoot feel, it still fully protects the foot on and off rode. The high density of rubber in the heel and the toe protect upon impact while running. However, if you are looking for intense protection on your runs, the Newton MV3, being a minimal shoe, may not be the ideal shoe choice.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Newton MV3 is highly responsiveness. The MV3’s ultra light weight and the minimalistic style gives runner’s an excellent shoe that is balanced and fully responsive. The Newton MV3 feels alive under your foot, responds well to your natural movement. The MV3 will never feel dead under your feet. The flexibility that the MV3 provides allows runners to move naturally and freely, ensuring an incredibly fast and stable run. The Newton MV3 ranks high in responsiveness when compared to more traditional running shoes, just keep in mind that this shoe is designed for speed training and short to mid-distance runs.
Support
Support

Support

When looking at the Newton MV3, it may not appear to have much in the area of comfort; however the MV3’s design incorporates an anatomical support strapping and lacing system. This system provides runners with firm support and a tight, snug fit, ideal for running at high speeds. However, the MV3 does not have thick padding and the Newton MV3 has a neutral arch support. It is not designed for runners that need extra arch support. When compared to other minimal shoes, the Newton MV3 does have ample support for a short distance running shoe. If you are looking for support for long distance running, then you may need to look elsewhere.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The MV3 has a high traction 5-lug pattern on the outsole and extremely fast drying mesh, making the MV3 perfect for running on tracks and pavement. However, some reviews have noted that this shoe works well on short trail runs due to its intense traction capabilities. This shoe is designed for speed training and may not be suitable for long distance runs on or off road, but if you are looking for a specialty shoe to use for speed training, the Newton MV3 is an excellent choice.
Price
Price

Price

Priced at approximately $125, the Newton MV3 is a higher priced specialty shoe. The cost may seem steep and some claim this is a downside of the shoe, but many reviewers noted that it was worth the price in both qualities and performance.
Traction
Traction

Traction

To run fast, extreme traction is needed. The Newton MV3 does not disappoint. Due to the 5-lug pattern on the outsole, this shoe gives runners excellent traction in every condition. Reviewers claimed to feel comfortable running at full speed on wet surfaces, which is no small feat. The Newton MV3, ranks high in the traction department and provides a stable shoe for running your fastest.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Minimalist shoes are known for their flexibility. Less material and structure enables a shoe to bend and move with ease. The Newton MV3 is designed to fit your foot like a glove and with the met-flex enhanced mid-foot, flexibility is no issue. The MV3 moves naturally with the movements of the foot while providing comfort and protection. Many runners consider this a plus. The Newton MV3 is incredibly flexible and therefore, it is an extremely responsive, fast shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Often times, minimal shoes do not provide enough stability. To correct this issue, the Newton MV3 has a widened midfoot area and a filled toe area. These adaptations provide for a more stable experience while running in the Newton MV3. It is important to note that the shoe itself is quite narrow and small. Therefore, to correct this, many reviewers find it helpful to buy a half size up when purchasing this shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Newton MV3 is designed with a zero drop platform; enabling runners to get close to the ground. The zero drop platform is consistent in most minimal running shoes. The 0mm drop gives runners the ability to run naturally while distributing the impact throughout the foot. Researchers have stated that running with a zero drop platform can help prevent injuries while running. However, if you suffer from chronic heel pain or tendonitis, a more traditional running shoe may be needed to give a higher elevation from the ground to provide you with a thicker, more absorbent cushion while running.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

Action/reaction technology
• Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate
• EVA foam midsole
• ETC anti-friction sockliner
• Water drainage system
• Quick drying, ultra light mesh upper
• High traction 5-lug mid-foot pattern

Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are seeking a sleek, light weight shoe that optimizes your speed while running, then the Newton MV3 may be the perfect shoe for you. This shoe is built to increase speed and to perform well in various conditions and terrains. The Newton MV3 is a well rounded minimal shoe and is the perfect blend of flexibility and responsiveness. The MV3 is an attractive minimalist styled shoe as it features bright, vibrant colors. It is designed to give the runner ultimate traction and breathability. The Newton MV3 enables you to run at your fastest speeds. Keep in mind that this shoe is best for speed training or short to mid-sized run durations. If you are looking to run marathons, this may not be the shoe for you. If you are looking to improve the speed and run fast, then the Newton MV3 may be the perfect shoe for you. Be sure to order a little bit larger if you decide to purchase this shoe.