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

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.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 86 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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83 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    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.

  • 88 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    The Fate is an innovative departure from original Newton shoe models.

  • 96 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Meaghan Murray • Level 3 expert

    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. 

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Lionello Bardina • Level 3 expert

    Overall it is safe to say that the Fate delivered on the promises Newton made about the shoe. 

  • 78 / 100 by Run Oregon Blog • Matt Rasmussen • Level 3 expert

    It is also pretty stiff and not as flexible as some recent pairs I have had.

  • 45 / 100 by Run Oregon Blog • Matt Rasmussen • Level 3 expert

    While the lugs are generally subtle, it's definitely a different feel and my calves became a little tired while I made the initial transition.

  • 94 / 100 by Epic-Run • Jeremy • Level 2 expert

    Overall this is a great feeling trainer that I would highly recommend.

  • 90 / 100 by Relentless Forward Commotion • Heather Gannoe • Level 2 expert

    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.

  • 85 / 100 by Ginger Runner • Ginger Runner • Level 2 expert

    While the materials used – like the other Newtons reviewed today – are rock solid and should last a good while, the eva stiffness and more responsive ride make this more of a transitional racer rather than a comfortable long haul go-to.

  • 94 / 100 by The Chicken Scoop • Angela • Level 1 expert

    My gait felt strong and I felt like I was landing perfectly every time. I also felt like my hip alignment was better than normal, not just my foot strike.

  • 83 / 100 by iRun Local • Mark Kapitan • Level 1 expert

    This isn’t a shoe for everyone; Newton’s are designed to promote a forefoot strike and faster cadence. If you’re a runner who is very set in their ways and doesn’t want to adapt then these just won’t work for you.

  • 82 / 100 by Minimalist Running Shoes • Nick • Level 1 expert

    The Newton Fate is a neutral trainer that is the go-to shoe for neutral runners who want the classic ‘Newton pop’ with a smooth transition on their P.O.P 2 platform.

  • 82 / 100 by Running on Happy • Running on Happy • Level 1 expert

    The Fates are technically a core trainer, meaning they’re good for everyday use.

  • 70 / 100 by Running on Happy • Rachel • Level 1 expert

    They have a low heel drop and are very responsive with minimal cushioning, which I totally love but it's not for everyone.

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Updates to Newton Fate

  • 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.

Newton Fate size and fit

Everything in the 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.

Outsole

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 exceptional responsiveness and quick transitions.

Midsole

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. 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.

Upper

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.