So my Newtons arrived last week and boy I was itching to try them…so I did. After some faffing about with orthotics and socks I found a combination that work, typically I like a padded sock although that’s changing with my recent trial and subsequent order of Vital Sox (you can read the review here) Newtons website suggest a thinner sock and who am I to argue!
Once I figured out the right combination I found them to be lightweight and very comfortable. As suggested I only wore them initially for a mile or so and I spent most of the time running up and down in front on my camera hence the montage below!
A lot of folks have expressed an interest in following my progress and who am I to argue with good blog fodder! Once I get the race this weekend out of the way I’ll be wearing them more and more and hopefully transitioning into them full time over time and of course documenting that process. Until then I will wearing them in parallel with my new shoes a fresh out the box pair of Brooks Arenalines, after an hour in RRS last week after returning my Kayano 16s and having tried nearly the whole wall this is what I walked out with. So expect a review of them in about a hundred miles of so. I am mapping out my marathon training with the FIRST plan and I have the rest of the month to play before that starts proper…fun times!
Finally check in tomorrow for another round of Friday Freebies!