A good pair of shoes provides a buffer for your feet as you pound them over and over again against concrete and asphalt. A better pair of shoes, like Newton’s Fate II, does something closer to magic: it aligns your body and provides extra spring in the last miles of a long run. The Fate II builds on its predecessor with a breathable seamless upper and four-way metatarsal stretch panels for true foot-to-shoe conformity. The sole uses the Newton’s Point of Power technology, which is driven by beveled lugs under the front part of the foot; those lugs are allowed a range of movement within the sole, creating a bounce-back effect that prevents energy loss while providing impact cushioning. Newton has also reduced the heel-to-toe drop to put runners in a natural athletic position. So save your body the pain — leave the running up to fate.
Weight: 9.4 oz
Heel-to-Toe Drop: 4.5mm
Upper: open-weave mesh and no-sew overlays
Sole: EVA foam midsole with durable rubber outsole