Hammock Running ShoesBy Rocky Thompson on May 8th, 2007
The new running shoe company Newton is designing shoes that mimic the natural advantages of barefoot running while escaping all the broken glass and nails stuck in your feet. Instead of packing the shoes with soft foam, airbags, or Shox, they suspend the footbed like a hammock over the sole of the shoe leaving dead airspace in the middle making for a springy step and lightweight shoe. They cost about $175 and weigh around 10.2 ounces. Newton claims that their shoes reduce the normal bone-grinding impact of runningâ€”Iâ€™ll be disappointed if itâ€™s anything short of running on the moon.