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Mens Newton Running Kismet Running Shoe

Men's Newton Running Kismet

Item #NWT162
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Product Description:

Men's NEWTON® RUNNING KISMET :: If you're a runner looking for a fantastic go-to running shoe that offers you a little extra stability, it is your destiny to try the Men's Newton® Running Kismet shoe. Experience the high-performance, natural running shoe that will immerse you in the unique Newton® technology, providing you with an incredibly lightweight and amazingly responsive ride. You'll enjoy enhanced functional stability with the Kismet thanks to its broader platform and extended medial bridge, and you'll be soaking up a natural, close to the ground connection delivered by its 4.5mm drop. To top it off, you'll also be treating your feet to the ultra comfortable feel of a seamless, mesh upper that's sure to keep your feet well-ventilated and irritation-free from start to finish on your workouts.

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Features & Benefits:

  • 5-Lug P.O.P 2 platform: Broader and more stable platform, with a greater "pop" sensation, feels faster and more efficient, accommodates the splay of all 5 metatarsals, and increased responsiveness and ground communication
  • Action/Reaction technology in the forefoot and heel: Absorbs impact and adds responsiveness through the patented dynamic movement system
  • Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plates
  • Extended medial bridge: Additional stability
  • Open ground surface EVA in mid-stance
  • Highly durable s.h.a.r.c outsole composite
  • Seamless engineered mesh upper with structural support via heat welded overlays
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Heel lace lock
  • 1000006743
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 4.5mm
  • WEIGHT: 9.7 ounces
Product NWT162 Review


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Great for my plantar facials

By Sis

from Katy, Texas

Verified Buyer


  • Great Support
  • Lightweight


  • None

Best Uses

  • Gym Run And Walk

gym and walk around the neighboorhood


Great stability shoe

By John daw

from Georgia

Verified Buyer


  • Lite-stable-responsive


  • none

Best Uses

  • Sprint Workouts

i use the Kismets for sprint workouts and have been very pleased. The shoes support my cuboid tendinitis. The Kismets feel extremely lite on my feet. Can't say anything negative about these shoes.

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  • No


By Sicily runner

from Sicily, Italy

Verified Buyer


  • feel
  • Fit


  • Run big
  • Wide

Best Uses

  • Distance
  • Trainer

The shoe has a comfortable fit, although it has a larger fit than brooks. Have ran 42 miles in these shoes and they are great. the PODS provide great support and transition to mid-foot strike for a more natural run. highly recommended for mid-foot strike runners and natural runners.

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Go the distance

By RunBeck

from Florida

Verified Reviewer


  • True to size


  • None

Best Uses

  • Long Distance Run

This are my fourth pair of Newtons, and comparing to the Distance S you will feel the softly landing of your feet after the 10 mile, and your body will be thankful for that. The Distance S is kind of hard on the forward move.
If you are a Newton user and run half and marathons distance I strongly recommend this pair.

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Cant go wrong with an Asics running shoe

By Miss Iris

from Tempe, Arizona

Verified Buyer


  • Breathable fabric
  • Comfortable
  • Just Enough Cushion
  • Supportive


    Best Uses

    • Outdoor running
    • Treadmill

    I've always worn Asics for running, I have found that the amount of support and cushion just works for me. I run with this shoe on the treadmill and outdoors and am comfortable the whole run either way.

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    Great shoe very different ride

    By Randy

    from Knoxville, TN

    Verified Buyer


    • Great Fit And Very Light


    • May Take Some Time To Bre
    • Need break in time
    • Need time to adjust

    Best Uses

    • Everyday running

    Great shoe but you will need sometime to adjust to a Newton if this is your first Newton purchase. Suggest at least three to four weeks. I would alternative between the new shoe and your old shoes until you have adjusted . This is a very different ride.

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    Amazing shoe

    By Luke

    from Minnesota


    • Comfort
    • Pop


    • Rough Heel Cup

    Best Uses

      My first pair of Newtons. I got these free for helping out with a race. My first run in them was 3 miles, and then I went out and did an 11 miler. Not bad for straight out of the box. They're a great introduction to Newton shoes (I've since tried last year's model of both the Gravity and the Distance and I find that I like these the best). I'm aware of the Pop2 lugs, but not in a bad way - it just feels slightly different than any other shoe. Compared to the Distance, this feels much more like a traditional shoe. But you can still feel some of the "pop."

      The lugs do seem to be wearing quicker than I would expect, but that may be due to the softer material being used in the Pop2.

      The ground transition on these is great - smooth like butter, and I find myself just floating along the ground. I can't explain why exactly, but according to my GPS, my cadence picks up a few steps per minute wearing these shoes compared to other brands, including lighter/racier shoes.

      The heel cup is grooved horizontally which I was worried about, and covered with a piece of duct tape, but I'm also very prone to heel blisters. No problems in the 50+ miles I've worn these shoes.

      My only other concern is that if you wear white socks be prepared for your socks to be dyed a neon green/yellow after sweaty runs. Again, a very minor complaint, but it did surprise me when I pulled my shoes off after a hot 10 miler.

      These have become my distance shoe (runs up to 18 miles so far), and I'm using the Gravity for many of my other runs. The Kismet feels better when the miles tick over to double digits.

      These are listed as a stability shoe, but really they're Neutral (apparently the Fate is the main stability shoe in this year's lineup).

      Great shoe, and I'll likely be buying another pair.

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      You have to see the Men's Newton Running Kismet in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Cara's expert knowledge as she shows you everything you need to know about the Men's Newton Running Kismet including how you'll love the 4.5mm heel-to-toe drop, P.O.P 2 platform, Extended Medial Bridge, and highly durable outsole.

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