“The Momentum is different and I know that I will enjoy running the trails in Utah wearing them for some time.”
The Newton Momentum, or Trial Guidance Trainer, is an excellent trail running shoe. As an IronMan triathlete, I have previously bought two pairs of well-known trail running shoes in my off-season, only to become dissatisfied with each shoe’s performance. The Momentum is different and I know that I will enjoy running the trails in Utah wearing them for some time. Besides the aesthetic appeal of the Momentum (the Skittles Green and Yellow colors are personal favorites), there are several pros to the Momentum that should be pointed out. First, for a trail running shoe the Momentum remains light weight and flexible, albeit with a bit more cushioning than Newton’s regular running version. Second, even after running through snow, the Momentums kept my feet insulated, they did not let the weather in, and they dried quickly afterwards. I am a fan of Newton shoes, and wear the Newton Motion, or Stability Performance Trainer, in my on-season, and am happy to add the Momentum to my running arsenal. As with all Newton shoes, a potential con to the Momentum to be thought about prior to purchasing, is the focus on fore or mid-foot running form and the land lever lift technology in the shoe that does not allow an individual to immediately jump into a long run without properly transitioning from his or her prior shoe. While it appears most ideal for use on hard-packed dirt or gravel trails, given the lift technology, it should be noted that more attention has to be paid to foot placement on shell-rock or running downhill, than a typical shoe. If a customer is prepared to take that adjustment time, I highly recommend the Momentum. Overall, it does not disappoint and is a fast trail running shoe.
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