Sole Treadmill Reviews – 2021

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Last Updated: September 15, 2021

Sole is consistently one of our favorite treadmill manufacturers. With impressive durability and reliable construction, a Sole treadmill is bound to last for years. These treadmills are designed for running purists who want a simple design, basic console, and deck that will last for hundreds of miles. Most Sole treadmills do not require internet to operate, so you can just plug your treadmill in and you’re ready to go! Take a look below at some of the best treadmills Sole has to offer.

Most Popular Sole Treadmills

These folding treadmills are consistently some of Sole’s best-selling and highest-rated models. A simple console and bullet-proof deck make these a great option for anyone who wants a quality treadmill that folds up when you’re finished. All three of these Sole treadmills have been awarded a spot on our list of best treadmills for the year.


SOLE F85 Folding Treadmill

Sole F85 Treadmill

SOLE F85 has been completely redesigned in 2021 with a new 10” screen that comes preloaded with seven external apps. This allows users to watch NetFlix, YouTube, ESPN and several news apps. A solid 22” wide by 60” long running surface facilitates excellent running mechanics with a cushioned foot strike zone and firm toe off. The powerful 4.0HP motor rivals that of much more expensive machines and offers speeds from .5 up to 12mph. The 15% incline provides ample hill training options. While the screen was updated in 2021, the rest of the console remains roughly the same, with tactile buttons and basic controls. This is a great option for those who want something simple yet functional that doesn’t require a subscription.

  • 0 – 15% Incline
  • 0 – 12 MPH Speed
  • 4.0 HP Motor
  • 400 Lb. User Capacity
  • Folds up
  • 22” x 60” Tread belt
  • 82” L x 37” W x 66” H Footprint

Read our full review of the Sole F85 treadmill.


SOLE F80 Folding Treadmill

Sole F80 Treadmill

The F80 treadmill is Sole’s most popular model and for good reason: it gives you the most bang for your buck! This folding treadmill offers the same 22” wide by 60” long deck as on the F85 with roughly compatible training programs. A 3.5HP motor will support most types of training – and households with multiple users. It doesn’t have the same updated screen as on the F85. Instead the F80 includes a standard LCD screen with digital metrics and a simple console. 10 training programs including 2 custom heart rate programs come preloaded – so there’s no need for an internet connection or a monthly subscription! Check out the Sole F80 to see all this machine has to offer.

  • 15% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • 3.5 CHP DurX Motor
  • 375 Lb. User Capacity
  • Basic, easy to read LCD screen with large digital numbers
  • Folds up and locks into place
  • 22” x 60” Tread belt
  • 82” L x 66” H x 37” W

Read our full review of the Sole F80 treadmill.


SOLE F63 Folding Treadmill

Sole F63 Treadmill

The F63 is a fantastic treadmill currently priced under $1000. The combination of price, quality and features makes this a great choice for those looking to stay under $1000 but still get a good treadmill. The 3.0HP motor supports walking, jogging or some light running. While the deck isn’t as cushioned as the F80 or F85, it does mitigate foot impact a bit to reduce joint discomfort while walking or jogging. The simple console and handrail button controls make this easy to use. For anyone looking to find a treadmill that fits certain size and budget parameters, the F63 fits the bill! The 20×60 walking surface offers plenty of room and the 8 preloaded training programs do not require internet or a monthly subscription!

  • 15% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • 3.0 CHP DurX Motor
  • 350 Lb. User Capacity
  • Basic, easy to read LCD screen with large digital numbers
  • Folds up and locks into place
  • Budget friendly
  • Sole’s most compact model

Read our full review of the Sole F63 treadmill.


Other Impressive Sole Treadmills

In addition to these 3 highly rated treadmills, Sole also offers 3 others highly-capable and well built treadmills:

Sole TT8 Treadmill

The TT8 is the most expensive Sole treadmill, and for good reason. This tank of a machine has a poweful 4.0 motor to power the treadmill motor to last for even the longest of runs. Unlike the other Sole treadmills, the TT8 doesn’t fold up to facilitate the use the of the 6% decline that allows you different training variables. Lastly this treadmill offers a 400 pound weight capacity, making it agreat option for a variety of walkers, joggers, and distane runners.

Sole F65 Treadmill

The Sole F65 is a nice little step-up from the Sole F63. If you want a great treadmill for walking but also like to jog occassionally, or maybe there are multiple people using this machine, it’s a great option for a household. The F65 has 3.25 HP motor which is plenty strong for walking, light jogging, and some running. If you want to bring home a solid treadmill that isn’t going to give you any issues and will last a long time, try out the Sole F65. If you’re not worried about that extra .25 of motor power, then just stick with the popular F63.

Sole S77 Treadmill

The Sole S77 is a non-folding treadmill that touts an impressive 4.0 HP motor. This treadmill is great for anyone with a dedicated space for a treadmill that doesn’t need the extra room of a folding treadmill. The S77 has an awesome and extremely quiet incline motor that will take the deck of this treadmill up to a 15% grade to help you hit those targeted heart rate zones during your workout.

Sole Exercise Bikes, Ellipticals, and Rower

Sole also has impressive exercise bikes, ellipticals, and an awesome rower. We are always impressed with the build quality and durability on Sole fitness products.


Pros / Cons of SOLE Treadmills

Pros
  • Sole treadmills come with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor
  • Sole offers multiple treadmill models and options so users can find the right combination of features for their needs
  • Most of the Sole treadmills fold up, which is a huge benefit to users who may need to clear floor space when not using their treadmill
  • Sole has streamlined functionality so console layout and navigation is similar on all their machines. You can easily upgrade from one Sole treadmill to another and the console design is nearly identical.
  • Sole treadmills do not require a monthly subscription. You can just jump on a Sole treadmill and go!
  • Sole treadmills have deck cushioning that reduces joint impact as you run.
  • All Sole treadmills incline to 15% and the TT8 and S77 offer decline as well.
Cons
  • Subscription training content is not available
  • The console can appear slightly dated compared to other treadmills

Overall Rating of Sole Treadmills:

We are consistently impressed with the quality and construction of Sole’s equipment. Sole offers several treadmill models from the affordable F63, which provides excellent training at just under $1000, up to the commercial grade TT8 treadmill with a 15% incline and -6% decline. Regardless of which machine you choose, you can rest assured that you are getting a quality treadmill from Sole. The new 2021 Sole F85 includes a 10” screen with NetFlix preloaded! You can watch your favorite program while you get a great workout. Sole has six treadmills in their lineup with an option for every user.

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