After the most widespread and aggressive marketing campaign ever seen from Boulder-based Newton Running
and the substantial buzz it created, the new Gravity III
has landed. The most recent update and innovation from Newton adds another actuary “lug” to this shoe (as well as the Motion
line of shoes) to make five total. Five metatarsals, five lugs. Newton has been researching and developing a five-lug shoe for years; after nailing down the design and the manufacturing process Newton finally has their five-lugged pair of runners. As a Newton veteran, I couldn’t wait to get these puppies out for some runs and compare them to the previous four-lug Gravity.