Today's throwback is one part book review and one part reminder of the way things used to be. The book is Rob Hadgraft's excellent biography of the old school Ultra Marathoner, Arthur Newton. Titled "Tea With Mr. Newton: 100,000 Miles the Longest Protest March in History,” it refers to government bureaucracy at its stoggiest, and Newton's hope for a platform of celebrity to speak to his financial mistreatment.
While not wanting to sound overly nostalgic, there have been some very good running shoes produced in years past.
Traveling in the Throw Back Machine to Fall of 2007, we pulled this one from the archive.
Newton is a new company whose design premise enhances the naturally efficient gait of midfoot and forefoot strikers. Its system, Active Membrane Technology, employs a rubbery membrane that runs the length of the midsole.