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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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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
    $135
  • Weight
    Men: 9.4oz
    Women: 7.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Triathlete

    While visibly prominent, Newton’s characteristic forefoot propulsion lugs maintain a subtle profile when they spring into action, encouraging forefoot running without feeling particularly invasive or awkward. The Fate II’s increased underfoot pop makes it ideal for faster tempo runs and longer races without sacrificing cushioning and protection.

  • 85 / 100 | Running Northwest

    When you first try the shoe it will feel very different and in some cases might be off-putting. It’s about taking some time with the shoe to achieve your maximum potential. Once you do this, I feel like the Newton Fate II is excellent for the majority of neutral road runners and will help heel strikers transition to a more natural fore to mid-foot stride.

  • 100 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    The lugs, which Newton focuses heavily on, are much less pronounced than in many other models, and allow runners who are just transitioning into Newton’s to get a feel for them without feeling like there is a block strapped to your mid-foot.

  • 82 / 100 | Running Competitor

    Light and responsive, yet well-cushioned, the newest version of Newton’s Fate is a nice update to last year’s well-received original model. The Fate II provides a balanced fit from back to front with a snug heel cinch and secure wrap around the midfoot. 

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  • The most obvious update in the Newton Fate II is the new upper of the shoe. It comes with a seamless upper coverage with an open-weave mesh that delivers maximum breathability and comfortable foot conformity.
  • The shoe also comes with an improved metatarsal stretch panels to comfortably wrap the foot and reduce irritation.

The Fate II from Newton has a standard running shoe length. The heel and the midfoot provides a snug fit. The enhanced metatarsal stretch panels allow the shoe to accommodate a wide range of foot shapes. The shoe is available in medium D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions, respectively.


The Newton Fate II uses the SHARC outsole that delivers reliable traction on both dry and wet conditions. It is coupled with a high-abrasion resistant compound that provides shoe durability. The 5-point lugs are adequate for quick transition and responsive ride.


The shoe uses the EVA compound that delivers reliable underfoot cushioning. The midsole also utilizes the Action/Reaction technology that is strategically located in the heel and forefoot areas. It is designed to deliver a powerful and smooth heel-to-toe transition. The Gravity 8 from Newton also features the Action/Reaction technology. This works well with the Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate that offers constant ground feedback.


The Newton Fate II features the new seamless upper coverage that does not only provide maximum breathability but also an irritation-free environment for the foot. The open-weave mesh is a quick-drying material and it gives added comfort. The no-sew overlays are designed to provide maximum foot conformity. The enhanced metatarsal stretch panels offer a comfortable fit. Lastly, the shoe comes with a 360-degree reflectivity that gives increased visibility while running on low light conditions.

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