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Shoe Of The Week: Newton BoCo Sol

This is a lighter and more nimble version of the BoCo AT.

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This is a lighter and more nimble version of a trail shoe than Newton’s BoCo AT. 

This is Newton’s best trail shoe yet. With an ideal blend of moderate cushioning, modest protection and superior feel for the trail, it runs light, has the easy-flexing qualities of a road shoe and offers up an uninhibited ride. It has a sufficient amount of semi-soft cushioning and offers exceptional sensory interaction between the foot and the trail surface like the Boco AT, but the Boco Sol’s lightweight, breathable upper evokes a feeling of being footloose and fancy-free. Like all Newton shoes, it has the brand’s Action/Reaction Technology lugs that compress an elastic film into a hollow chamber in the midsole to aid forward propulsion. The lugs are segmented and bordered by static lugs on the outside edges of the shoe. In sum, the Boco Sol serves up dynamic flexibility, great traction and reliable stability on smooth to moderate terrain. The durable, double-reinforced toe bumper offers considerable front-end protection. A couple of wear-testers felt the shoes were a bit long and/or that the toe box was a bit too roomy.

Price: $129
Weight: 9.6 oz. (men’s), 7.7 oz. (women’s)
Heel-Toe Offset: 3mm; 23mm (heel), 20mm (forefoot)
This shoe is for you if …  you want a lightweight, flexible shoe with moderate cushioning and exceptional “feel” for the trail.

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