The Newton MV3 is my favorite Newton running shoe since Aug 2013 when I wear tested it. I like it so much that I even used it for training and competing in track and field events: 400m and Triple Jump. Newton has not released a follow-up to their MV3 model for 2014 but they did change the uppers and launched theNewton Tri Racer last month.
The Newton Tri Racer (MSRP $125 USD) is designed for sprint and International distance triathlons and perfect for athletes looking for speed in a short distance zero drop racing flat – 5K to 10K racing or speed work on the track. The one-piece seamless upper secures the foot with elastic speed lacing for fast transitions and a sleek and responsive ride.
For a triathlete, when you are transitioning from cycling in competition or from anything else when training, you don’t need socks or have time to tie your shoe laces, the Tri Racer speed lacing system and heel tab is no problem.
The uppers is made of a lightweight breathable quick-drying mesh with 360 degree reflectivity. There are seamless overlays that are anatomically placed to provide a secure fit. It also includes metatarsal stretch panels in the forefoot stretch to reduce irritation.
The outsole is identical to the Newton MV3 – high traction 5-lug midfoot pattern with high density rubber in the heel and toe area. There are met-flex grooves in the forefoot allow the foot to flex naturally. Additionally, like in the MV3, there are drainage holes in the forefoot to allow water to drain out the bottom of the shoe.