A great all-around running shoe, the updated Fate II now offers a more breathable upper and metatarsal stretch panels that help the shoe better accommodate the shape of your foot. The Fate II is the shoe for everyone. A little bit of pop and a lot of comfort, the perfect ride of this shoe is not an accident, it's Fate.
The upper of the Newton Fate II Running shoe is constructed with a new seamless upper with an open-weave mesh to allow ventilation to flow throughout the shoe, keeping the feet feeling cool and comfortable during a run. With the use of no-sew overlays, it provides optimal foot conformity and reduces the risk of irritation ensuring maximum comfort to the wearer. The upper also features metatarsal stretch panels that help the shoe better accommodate the shape of your foot, while it is also equipped with 360-degree reflectivity to ensure you can be seen in low lighting conditions.
The main midsole material is the EVA Foam, which is a standard for some running shoes to provide comfort to the wearer. Equipped with P.O.P 2 platform, which provides 5 beveled lugs which allow for a smoother ride and offer a great introduction to Newton's Action/Reaction Technology. The secret sauce powering the speed of the Newton Running Shoes is its proprietary Action/Reaction Technology, which creates a responsive, trampoline-like cushioning system that provides quicker bounce-back and loses less energy than a traditional foam core running shoe. Lastly, a feature in the forefoot is the Biomechanical Metatarsal Sensor Plate, which provides more sensory feedback for the foot.
With a SHARC (Super High Abrasion Rubber Compound) outsole, it provides long-lasting performance which 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 new 5-point lugs below the metatarsals are not as deep or prominent and are now beveled which allows exceptional responsiveness and quick transitions.