Several years ago Sole treadmills were virtually unknown; then Hilton and Omni Hotels began putting them in their rooms for guests, and the name quickly became synonymous with high quality treadmills. Today they are one of the most popular brands in the mid-price range, competing head to head with NordicTrack and Horizon, and often coming out on top.
Sole's treadmills for in-home use are basically the same models that they have put in thousands of hotels, so you know they are built strong and durable.
Think about how a hotel treadmill is used – being shoved from room to room, used carelessly and stopped and started by a variety of different users for years and years. If these treadmills can stand up to that, they can take whatever you put them through in your home gym.
Sole treadmills come in several different models ranging from $999 to $3,499 and owners will tell you that they are worth every penny. These are some of the strongest, most stable treadmills on the market, rivaling others at twice the price.
The current 2018 lineup consists of the base F63, the F65, the F80, the F85, the S77, the TT8 and the top of the line TT9 light commercial models. All can be purchased without sales tax directly from the company, which is a nice savings that you don't find elsewhere.
This is the entry level model, but you can hardly call it that with all that it offers. You get a 20" x 60" deck, solid cushioning, 10 workouts, 15 levels of incline, wireless chest strap, a 6.5" display and a 3.0 CHP motor.
A step up model with a larger, 22" x 60" deck, 7.5" display and 3.25 CHP motor, along with all of the other features of the F63.
The most popular choice with a 9.0" LCD display and 3.5 CHP motor, along with all of the other features of the F65.
The top of the line folding model, with a 10.1" LCD display and a 4.0 CHP motor, plus everything the F80 has.
Non Folding Models
Very similar to the F85 except the S77 is not foldable. It is also 40 lbs. lighter and one inch shorter than the F85.
The light commercial grade model with the addition of 6 levels of decline on top of the 15 levels of incline. Chest strap is not included on this one for some reason.
The newest addition to the lineup, an even more powerful version of the TT8 with a stronger AC motor, higher max user weight, better warranty and the company's first touch screen display.
Here is a breakdown of all of the current models, so you can get a quick visual overview of how they compare to each other. Note that the prices shown may change slightly if there are any sales going on.
Choosing one Sole over another is simply a matter of deciding what your budget is and whether or not you want/need a folding treadmill.
The Sole F63 and F80 are the most popular, best selling models that the company makes. Both of these treadmills also top our Best Buy lists, so those are definitely a good starting point for you.
The bottom line is you really can't go wrong with any of these treadmills. The base F63, although it is considered the entry level machine, has plenty of great features for you and is right around $1000 on sale, which is a great price.
As you move up in the Sole lineup you get a wider deck, larger consoles and more powerful motors. Everything else pretty much remains the same. The feel, construction, durability, cushioning is top-notch on every Sole treadmill.
For very serious runners, or for very heavy usage, the TT8 or TT9 are some of the best treadmills you can buy. They are light commercial grade, very similar to the high end machines you find at the gym.
For everyone else...walkers, joggers, runners who don't need a club quality machine for their home, the non-folding S77 or any of the folding models will suit you just fine, and are some of the best treadmills you'll find out there.
Sole is owned by the international conglomerate Dyaco, so there’s been plenty of research and development money available to perfect the proprietary features of their treadmills.
A 2-ply, 4-layer belt has less slippage and is quieter than any other belt currently on the market. They are so sure of the lasting quality of it that Sole will replace the treadmill belt free for life if it ever wears out.
Sole’s folding treadmills feature safety lock decks, easy assist folding and a unique horseshoe support that means they are as stable as, if not more stable than, most stationary treadmills.
Other patented features include the Whisper Deck (also replaced free of charge if it ever wears out) and various assembly features.
They have also recently introduced Bluetooth capability for tracking your workouts and setting goals for yourself, something that truly hekps to motivate you.
Sole continues to innovate, bringing distinctive functions to the consoles and improving ease of use across all models. It’s a safe bet that with so many current patents and more innovations on the way, Sole will soon steal a significant chunk of the treadmill market away from some of the more entrenched brands.
We can’t talk about Sole treadmills without mentioning the warranty (lifetime on the motor and frame, 3 years to lifetime on the deck, 3 years on electronics with 1 year for labor) and the pricing.
The warranty ranks among the best in the industry. Sole’s pricing is actually even better than it seems at first glance because shipping is free. If you consider that shipping a treadmill can cost between $200 and $300, that’s a considerable savings, so keep this in mind when comparing costs.
We believe that if you decide to buy one of the Sole treadmills, you’ll be impressed all the way around. This is a company that’s rising fast, so take them seriously if you’re looking in the $1000 - $2,000 price range.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sole F63 Folding Treadmill - The new Sole F63 improves upon the popular earlier version with a few upgrades while keeping the durability and quiet performance that it's always been famous for.
Sole F65 Folding Treadmill - The new F65 improves upon the F63 by increasing the power of the motor, increasing the deck size and adding a more generous 7.5 inch LCD console display.
Sole F80 Folding Treadmill - Originally designed as a dependable, folding treadmill for hotels that could take a beating and still run smoothly and quietly. The new model continues to outperform other machines at similar price points.
Sole F85 Folding Treadmill - Quite simply the best foldable treadmill on the market. Upgrades to the belt, weight limit and motor improve an already outstanding performance.
Sole S77 Non-Folding Treadmill - The new version of the Sole S77 includes a beefy 4.0 hp motor, an increased weight limit and an improved warranty that reflects the company's confidence in their products.
Sole TT8 Non-Folding Treadmill - Sole's impressive entry into the light commercial arena. A powerful 4.0 horsepower motor and the company's widest running deck are both notable features.
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