|Update:||Newton Fate 5|
|Weight:||Men: 9.4oz | Women: 7.9oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 5mm | Women: 5mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
People who delight in the pure joy of running and want a shoe that elevates their experience will love the newest version of the Fate. The Fate 2 is versatile and balanced – the dynamic Newton pop in a more relaxed package.
Overall these are another light but supportive smooth ride. They again almost have the feel of a flat but just hefty (supportive) enough to be used as a trainer.
- 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.