The New Motion 8 features our Adaptive Fit Engineered Mesh upper for unmatched comfort, while firmer medial side post will keep you on the straight and narrow. Or the rugged and unpredictable. Whichever path you choose, the Motion 8 is ready.
- Weight (oz): 9.1
- Drop: 3.0mm
- Support: Stability
- Adaptive Fit Mesh
- Anatomically Designed Skeletal Tongue
- Advanced Lacing System For Versatile and Secure Fit
- Plush, Breathable and Comfortable Seamless Construction
- Performance Action Reaction Technology Package
- Full Foot Newtonium Cushioning
- Tactical Flex Grooves to Mirror Foot Motion
- Responsive and Agile
Choosing a Model
Which shoe is right for me?
We recommend choosing your Newton based on several factors.
- Your foot type
- How comfortable you are with a midfoot technique
- If you have ever worn Newtons before
- Primary use for the shoes
How can I find my foot type?
Great question! If you don't know your foot type, you can either stop by your local specialty running store for analysis or check out our quiz for finding your foot type.
Which models are designed for a more neutral foot type?
Runners with a more neutral foot type will want to take a look at the Aha, Fate, Gravity and Distance platforms. Not sure of your foot type? Check out our video
Which models are designed with added stability for overpronation?
Runners with overpronation will want to take a look at the Kismet and Motion platforms.
Which models are designed for trail use?
The BOCO AT and BOCO SOL are our two trail specific models that will offer the best trail-specific performance. The BOCO AT has a water-resistant upper and better cold weather protection while the BOCO SOL has a more breathable mesh upper for warm-weather use.
Sizing and Fit
What size should I get?
We recommend basing your size off of your current running shoes. Measure if you have a full thumbs width of space from the top of your longest toe to the end of the shoe. If you have that much room, stay in the same size for your Newtons.
Our shoes run true to athletic sizing so most runners stick with the size that they typically wear in an athletic shoe, but occasionally some will move up a half size. If you're having trouble deciding between 2 sizes always start off ordering the larger! Many people underestimate the proper amount of room you need in the toebox and too tight a fit can really effect your happiness in the shoe.
How do I know if my shoes fit properly?
The proper fit in your Newtons should give you about a thumb's width from the end of your longest toe to the end of the shoes. This should ensure that the raised lugs on the midfoot are fairly centered under the ball of your foot to allow you to hit your sweet spot on every stride!
Is it okay to use orthotics or inserts with my Newtons?
Yes. Simply remove the insert that comes with the shoes and replace it with your over-the-counter insert or custom orthotic.
Shoe Features and Details
Can I wear Newtons for walking?
You can! We offer two models that work well as both a walking and running shoe as they offer good cushion on both the heel and the midfoot. One model is the Fate that is a neutral shoe and the other is the Kismet which is a stability model for inward pronation support.
The Fate and Kismet have a responsive cushioning system as the lugs on the ball of the foot are actually based on a hollow chamber with an elastic membrane that will give the midfoot cushioning a slightly firmer and more responsive feel. On both of these models the lugs are beveled and articulated to help rock you forward to hit that “sweet spot” on the ball of the foot. With good cushion on both the heel and midfoot and a less aggressive 4.5 mm heel to toe drop, the Fate/Kismet offer a responsive yet cushioned ride that make them a great option for walking as well as running.
Both of these models offer good full-foot cushion and support so it is really a matter of which one feels best for you.
What does POP mean?
POP stands for Point of Power and refers to the different types of cushioning and level of responsiveness in our different models. This is the “sweet spot” in the shoes.
So tell me more about POP 1.
POP 1 refers to our most responsive lug platform. The POP 1 platform will have isolated and squared-off lugs based on an elastic membrane and hollow chamber to give you the most responsive ball of the foot platform. Found in our Gravity, Motion and Distance models, the POP 1 platform is designed to give you a highly responsive and dynamic ride.
And POP 2?
Our POP 2 platform will feature the same elastic membrane and hollow chamber like the POP 1 platform but with rounded and articulated lugs to help guide you onto the sweet spot on the ball of the foot. Found in our Fate and Kismet models, the POP 2 platform will still offer a great responsive feel, but with a slightly more relaxed ride due to the beveled lugs.
What is EMB?
EMB stands for Extended Medial Bridge. This is a feature that you will find on some of our stability models like the Kismet to further enhance it's stability. The EMB is an area of structural support that extends under the arch to help provide additional architectural support for runners who overpronate. A broader under-foot platform increases ground feel and gives you all the stability you need!
How does EMB work?
The Extended Medial Bridge provides architectural support through greater surface area under the arch to help complement the natural anatomy of your foot. This anatomical support will stabilize your foot without overcorrecting it.
What is heel to toe drop?
Heel to toe drop refers to the measurement between the height of the heel of the shoe and the height of the midfoot. All Newton models have a heel to toe drop ranging from 0-6 mm. This just means that all our shoes are based on a more level to the ground platform to help you achieve a more natural running technique.
Where are Newtons made?
Newton Running is a Boulder, CO based company – all the design, research, and wear testing is done here locally, and our shoes are produced overseas in our factory in China.
Are your shoes vegan?
All Newton shoes are made of 100% synthetic, man-made materials. We're in the process of exploring certification. As a producer of complex goods it's a very long and difficult process, but as a company, we are committed to avoiding the use of animal products in our manufactured goods.
Are your shoes Thiuram free?
Unfortunately not. Our shoes are manufactured in a facility which uses thiuram so we cannot guarantee that our shoes are thiuram-free.
What should my wear pattern look like?
Newton Running shoes are designed to show wear from the outside-in and your unique wear pattern can give you great feedback about your form and technique. Flip over your shoes and take a look!
Ideally, you should see most of the wear centered on the front third of the lugs under the ball of your foot and little friction wear on the heel or toe of the shoes.
For more information on your wear patterns, check out our customer corner
How do I run midfoot downhill?
Running downhill with a midfoot strike takes a bit of time to master. A confident, rapid leg turnover will allow you to stay on the midfoot while continuing to accelerate on the downhill. Keep your feet level to the ground rather than pointing your toes down and stabbing the ground or overstriding and braking with your heel. Watch a demonstration
Adjusting to the Shoes
Can I rotate my Newtons with my old shoes?
As you transition to your Newtons you can continue to rotate them with your more traditional running shoes. When starting out, we recommend using your Newtons for 10-15 minutes at a time and your other shoes for the rest of the mileage you want to log as this will help you adjust to the more level platform and unique technology in our shoes. You'll notice that the more you're in your Newtons, the less you will want to be in your old shoes!
How long will it take to adjust to my Newtons?
Every runner is a little bit different in how long it will take them to adjust to their Newtons as it depends on a lot of factors.For some runners it takes a week and for others it may take months. We recommend starting with 10-15 minutes of running in the shoes and building up gradually from there.
My calves are sore. Are yours?
Running with a more natural running technique engages the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon and calf with every foot strike. These muscles and tendons work very efficiently in unison but they are tiny and, therefore, susceptible to fatigue. Some slight soreness as you adjust to your Newtons is totally normal and nothing to worry about - it just takes some time to build strength and lengthen those muscles and tendons so be patient and take your time breaking in your shoes.
How far can I run in my Newtons?
Your Newton shoes are built to take whatever distance you want to log in them, whether it's 5 km or 500 km. The only models that are built specifically for shorter distances are our racing flats, the MV3 and Tri Racer.
How many miles will my Newtons last?
All Newton Running shoe models other than the Tri Racer have an average lifespan of 350-500 miles (500-800 km). The Tri Racer are racing flats with a 150-200 mile lifespan.
If you don't keep track of your mileage, you can usually tell when you need to retire your current pair based on how they feel - once your Newton shoes are no longer giving you the same "pop" they once were, it is probably time for a new pair.
How do I clean my Newton shoes?
We recommend hand washing your shoes using warm water, a mild detergent, and an old toothbrush. Be sure to remove the insoles first and let the shoes air dry. If you need to replace your insoles simply replace them with an over-the-counter replacement such as Spenco.