Newton Running has announced the release of special editions of its Aha shoes for the Ironman World Championships on Oct. 8 in Kona, Hawaii, and the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9. Both shoes will be sold for $125 at NewtonRunning.com beginning in early October, as well as at the Newton booth at each of the respective events. Big Island Running in Hawaii will also sell the Kona version of the shoe.
The Kona shoe features a bold red and white Hawaiian design with yellow laces and a yellow Newton logo, while the Chicago shoe has a design inspired by the Chicago flag and skyline. Both versions feature Newton’s five-lug P.O.P. 3 platform for a soft, yet energetic ride and a 6mm heel-toe offset. Each model weighs 9.0 oz. for men’s size 9.0 and 7.4 oz. for a women’s size 7.0.