DiscontinuedUpdate: Newton Fate 5
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.
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WeightMen: 9.4ozWomen: 7.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 5mmWomen: 5mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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83 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews
The Fate's fit and foot-wrapping, seamless upper hit the target, and the lightweight, energetic-yet-stiff ride led testers to want to race marathons in it.
The Fate is an innovative departure from original Newton shoe models.
The Newton Fate is an awesome shoe. I’ve put just under 200 miles on mine and they’re still in great shape. I’ve worn down some traction on the lugs, but nothing that’s been noticeable by feel.
The fit of the Newton Fate is comfortable. A sufficient, but not overly wide, toe-box allows for some natural splaying of the toes and forefoot.
Overall it is safe to say that the Fate delivered on the promises Newton made about the shoe.
It is also pretty stiff and not as flexible as some recent pairs I have had.
- Newton comes up with an innovative design from the original 4-lug Action/Reaction technology to a 5-lug system in the Fate. With the additional fifth lug and a newly beveled configuration, runners will experience a more efficient and less jarring movement from the heel to the toes. The new design gives more zip to the runner with every stride.
- Besides making sure the propulsion and transition are enhanced, Newton offers a stable ride in the Fate by making a slightly wider outsole footprint. Despite being a neutral shoe, the new footprint allows more contact when landing and taking off for improved stability on the road.
- The adequate cushioning in the shoe in a moderately light package gives it reliable versatility. While the Fate is designed for 10Ks to marathons, it can easily do speed training and other time-related runs.
Everything in the Newton Fate is medium, except in the forefoot where there is lots of space. The fit is truly made for most runners as this can generally accommodate different foot dimensions. By having a foot-hugging upper, the generous space in the toe room is not sloppy. Available widths are D for the men’s and B for the women’s. Sizing is on the dot in this shoe. Options are from 7 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
The SHARC outsole means Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound. Its long-lasting performance is suited for hard-packed surfaces or man-made surfaces. More than just exceptional durability, the SHARC has sufficient traction, even during wet conditions. The outsole is built for excessive and high-mileage runs. The new 5-point lugs below the metatarsal are not as deep or prominent and are now beveled. It allows for exceptional responsiveness and quick transitions.
The Action/ Reaction technology is incorporated at the midsole, specifically at the forefoot and heel. Designed as external lugs, they compress and allow energy release during the toe-off phases. They also add to the shock absorption qualities of the shoe. This technology can also be experienced in the Newton Gravity 8, which is one of the brand's most popular shoes.
A Biomechanical Metatarsal Sensor Plate is located in the forefoot for enhanced ground feel and helps with the natural running motion. Finally, a standard EVA is added in this area for moderate cushioning, durability, and helps with the smooth transitions.
The engineered mesh is lightweight and offers great breathability. Providing structure and helping with the midfoot hold are synthetic overlays. These are placed on areas based on the standard anatomical design of the foot to mimic the movement closely. Newton’s own ETC sock liner is utilized for its anti-microbial properties and its ability to enhance cushioning and fit. A full-length stitching Strobel Last that connects the upper to the midsole provides support and underfoot cushioning.