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Would you recommend them for runners with high arches who need as much cushioning as possible? And do you know whether they work well with customized orthotic inserts?
I thought it best to go straight to the source to help our reader, so I asked the folks at Newton for their input. To address the question regarding high arches and cushioning, I was directed to this post on Newton’s own blog, written by Dr. Christopher Segler, a renowned podiatrist, foot surgeon and Ironman finisher based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In response to the second question, the folks at Newton assured me that the shoes will work with custom orthotics. However, if the orthotic is greater than 4mm, they advise going up a half size from your normal shoe size to allow for proper instep clearance.
I hope this additional information is helpful – and if any readers have further questions regarding Newton’s unique technology, feel free to contact their customer service department directly via the company website.