155 users: 4.7 / 5
12 experts: 87 / 100
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.4oz / Women 7.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 5mm / Women 5mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 8.6 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • Upper construction is breathable and keeps the foot dry, cool and comfortable.
  • The Fate features the 5-lug P.O.P 2 platform for a more responsive underfoot feel.
  • The Newton Fate uses the super high abrasion rubber compound outsole which is durable according to reviews.
  • Some were happy with the comfortable fit of this shoe.
  • Many liked the design of the Newton Fate.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners noticed that this shoe does not have the needed cushioning and support for long runs.
  • Some parts of the shoe wear out quickly as mentioned in some reviews.
  • The Fate is slightly expensive.

Bottom line

The Newton Fate is a neutral running shoe that offers a fantastic running experience. With the technologies featured, this shoe will not disappoint when used for daily training and short off-trail runs. The Fate gained positive and negative comments, but overall, the performance of the shoe is really impressive.

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  • 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.

Size and fit

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Small (9%)
True to size (90%)
Large (2%)
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How Fate compares

This shoe: 95
All shoes average: 86
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This shoe: $130
All shoes average: $119
$40 $350
This shoe: 9.4oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 16.2oz
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.