Facts

Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$130
Weight
Men: 9.6oz
Women: 7.7oz
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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 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A quick drying material in the form of an Open Mesh makes up the upper unit of this running shoe.
  • The ETC Sock Liner is an added layer that staves off underfoot friction while also providing anti-microbial properties.
  • Runners generally accepted the inclusion of anti-debris mechanics in the upper pretty well.
  • The cushioning system does its purpose well in providing protection and support for the foot.
  • The inclusion of stability mechanics was appreciated by many runners who needed the additional support.
  • The BoCo Sol features an outsole that has a trail-specific design, making it ideal when tackling the unpredictable terrain.

4 reasons not to buy

  • There were complaints about the Newton BoCo Sol being a bit small for some runners’ feet.
  • Other testers felt that the arch support mechanics weren’t too effective, noting some feet with very high arches.
  • This running shoe has a moderately high price.
  • The collar and tongue needed to have a bit more padding to secure the foot well.

Bottom line

The BoCo Sol from Newton is a very accessible running shoe for many men and women who wants to have a responsible trail companion. The comfortable mid-sole, unrestrictive upper unit and reliable outsole are great features that make this moderate support shoe great.


Rankings


Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 15 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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80 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

    This is a good pick for those that are not swept up in the max shoe trend. My feet had no blisters and felt great after 120 miles in 6 days, that is success in any shoe.

  • 90 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Meaghan • Level 4 expert

    The Newton BOCO Sol is a solid, durable all-terrain shoe.

  • 85 / 100 by Running Competitor • Running Competitor • Level 4 expert

    The BoCo Sol is a light, nimble and very flexible trail shoe with moderate cushioning and protection for running on a wide variety of surfaces.

  • 80 / 100 by SGB Today • SGB Today • Level 3 expert

    Again striking a balance between old and new, the shallow drop still allows for a traditional heel or midfoot strike, but with a relatively low stack height and short drop. 

  • 60 / 100 by Impact Magazine • Impact Magazine • Level 3 expert

    They could be a good choice for long training days on non-technical to mildly technical trail.

  • 87 / 100 by Active Junky • Peter Reese • Level 2 expert

    This model, not for novices in our opinion, requires experience in confronting obstacles as it conquers rather than conforms to dicey surfaces.

  • 81 / 100 by Top Ten Reviews • Top Ten Reviews • Level 2 expert

    On the test course, this lightweight trail running shoe beautifully danced over loose gravel, scattered stones and muddy sections with traction-backed confidence.

  • 78 / 100 by NodeMail • Richard • Level 1 expert

    Skilled trail runners may enjoy its capability to face and handle limitations you might experience on the less groomed path although Energetic Junky doesn’t suggest this design for beginner athletes.

  • 75 / 100 by Zafiri • Will Ross • Level 1 expert

    Don’t expect the BoCo take on responsibilities in muddy terrain or when you need serious grip. 

  • 56 / 100 by Mohican Runner • Mohican Runner • Level 1 expert

    Heavier then a road shoe but great no matter what's under foot.

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Updates to Newton BoCo Sol

  • The Newton BoCo Sol features the Newton’s Action/Reaction technology that is designed to deliver an efficient run. The cushioning has an increased energy-rebound property and improved responsiveness in the forefoot area.
  • This shoe comes with an improved outsole that is designed for different terrains. The shoe has aggressive lugs that provide impressive grip on both wet and dry surfaces. The all-terrain outsole of the BoCo Sol also gives added protection on rough surfaces.

Newton BoCo Sol size and fit

The Boco Sol fits large and is available in half size larger than the standard running shoe length. The heel, midfoot and forefoot area are in medium measurements, providing a snug fit to those with medium and slightly wide foot types. This shoe is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions, respectively.


Outsole

The outsole unit features the trail-specific outsole that has multi-directional lugs. These lugs provide enhanced traction and grip on different types of terrain. The high density rubber in the forefoot gives added durability on high wear areas for a long-lasting outsole.


Midsole

The midsole features the brand’s Action/Reaction technology that is extended from the heel to the forefoot. It absorbs shock efficiently and releases stored energy for a much powerful toe-offs. The full length EVA foam provides durable and soft underfoot protection. The Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate increases ground contact for a constant sensory feedback.


Upper

The Newton BoCo Sol features a breathable open mesh upper wherein the materials has a water repellent coating. The gusseted tongue keeps debris from entering the shoe while running. It has a non-slip laces and heel lock lace that delivers a secure and snug fit. The 360 degree reflectivity increases visibility while running on low light conditions.