Facts

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
$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.

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

8 reasons to buy

  • Some runners highly-appreciated the nice fit and roomy toe box of the Newton Fate II.
  • The Fate II is very breathable and comfortable, according to some reviews.
  • The redesigned upper gained positive remarks based on some reviews.
  • A few reviews mentioned that that the Newton Fate II provides a reliable grip on rough surfaces.
  • It is durable according to some reviews.
  • A couple of wide-footed runners liked the flexible metatarsal stretch in the shoe’s upper.
  • A significant number of runners lauded the lightweight construction of the shoes.
  • Few runners mentioned that the Fate II is a versatile shoe. They wore the shoe in the gym and was also great for walking.

2 reasons not to buy

  • It is slightly expensive.
  • A couple of runners found the shoe to be less supportive.

Bottom line

Comes with a new and enhanced upper, the Newton Fate II continues to impress runners by providing a good combination of cushioning, comfort and durability. This shoe is best for those who are looking for light road running shoe.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 21 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
14%
3 star
0%
2 star
10%
1 star
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My Rating

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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88 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Triathlete • Brian Metzler • Level 4 expert

    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 by Running Northwest • Jeremy Krall • Level 4 expert

    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 by Running Shoes Guru • Ethan Kelly • Level 2 expert

    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 by Running Competitor • Mario Fraioli • Level 2 expert

    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. 

  • 88 / 100 by Marathon Sports Blog • Marathon Sports Blog • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 80 / 100 by Epic-Run • Epic Run • Level 1 expert

    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. 

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Updates to Newton Fate II

  • 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.

Newton Fate II size and fit

The Fate II 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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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 transitions. This works well with the Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate that offers constant ground feedback.


Upper

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 offers a comfortable fit. Lastly, the shoe comes with a 360 degree reflectivity that gives increased visibility while running on low light conditions.