Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Water repellent
Price
$129
Weight
M: 281g | W: 232g
Heel to toe drop
M: 3mm | W: 3mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • A significant number of runners mentioned that the Newton BoCo AT II is very comfortable to wear.

  • A few appreciated the reliable traction of the shoe.

  • A couple of runners mentioned that the water-repellent upper works perfectly as expected.

  • Many runners appreciates the shoe’s wide toe box.

  • Some runners liked the good ground feedback.

  • It has a breathable upper as mentioned in some reviews.

The bad

  • More than a couple of runners were disappointed with the shoe’s unpadded tongue that slips side to side while running.

  • Few number of runners mentioned that the cushioning of the shoe is too soft.

Bottom line

Designed for trail running, the 2nd version of the BoCo AT II comes with a water-repellent upper that keeps foot dry and well-ventilated while preventing debris from entering the shoe. The shoe delivers exceptional comfort and reliable durability. Those who are looking for reliable trail running shoe should give this shoe a try.



World wide, BoCo AT II is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Newton, is the 18th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 7 ratings

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 84
    Men's RunningLevel 2 expert
    by Men's Running
    Achieving a combination of ample underfoot protection and race-ready responsiveness, the BOCO AT II is a titan of a trail shoe.
  • 79
    Anthony TowersLevel 1 expert
    by The TriNerd
    They feel great, they are nice and light and very comfortable. They do keep your feet dryer, just don’t expect them to be water proof.
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Updates to BoCo AT II

The major update on the Newton BoCo AT II features a new and lightweight upper coverage. It comes with an enclosed, water-repellent upper that provides breathability and durability. It keeps foot dry and while running on wet conditions.

while running on wet conditions.
There is an increased in the overall weight of the shoe compared to its predecessor because of the water-repellent coating and other enhancements in the upper built.

BoCo AT II size and fit

The fit of the BoCo AT II is designed for runners with average foot measurements. The heel and midfoot provides a snug fit while the forefoot has generous room for the toes to splay. Newton is not offering this shoe in men’s sizes. Men runners should buy +1.5 sizes up the women’s corresponding sizes.

Outsole

The BoCo AT II still utilizes the multi-directional lugs that delivers maximum grip even on uneven terrain. The 4-Lug Action/Reaction technology strategically placed in the forefoot area is designed for a responsive and resilient ride. The high density rubber in the sole unit gives durability to the shoe’s high-abrasion areas.

Midsole

The midsole of the shoe uses a single-density EVA midsole that is soft enough to provide reliable cushioning and comfortable underfoot protection. For an enhanced ground feel, Newton utilizes the biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate that offers a continuous sensory feedback.

Upper

The Newton BoCo II has a water-repellent upper that gives both breathability and protection. It has a fast drying properties and it keeps small debris out while running. This works perfectly with the shoe’s durable rubber toe bumper that is designed to protect the toes from rock impact and other trail hazards. Aside from the closed-mesh upper, the shoe also has a gusseted tongue that keeps debris and dirt out.


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