Do you have bad knees or feet? Are you looking for a treadmill that is going to last, has good quality standards, but is also tailored towards comfortably using it?
The Sole F80 Treadmill is going to be a great treadmill for anyone who may have issues with high impact walking or running.
It is designed to have a cushion effect making it easier on anyone who wants to get into shape, get their workout done, but has knee, feet, back, or hip problems.
- Folding treadmill
- Motor: 3.0HP
- Vibrant 7.5” LCD Display
- 6 standard workouts, 2 custom workouts, and 2 HR-controlled workouts
- Easy assist folding deck design
- Cushion Flex shock-absorption system
- 350 pound capacity
- Product Dimensions: 82” x 36” x 16.5”
- Weight: 250 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 284 pounds
I think the Sole F80 Treadmill 2011 Model has several great features. If you are looking for a treadmill that can carry a lot of weight (if you are a larger person such as myself) and you want all the bells and whistles to make your workout routine a great experience, then this is probably a great choice for you.
I would say that the first thing I noticed about it was that the impact on this treadmill felt different than several others. I can really see how the cushion with each step would be much safer and easier on knees, back, hips, and feet. So many peoples complaint with some treadmills is that they simply find themselves injured with shin splints or other problems after a while. With this one, most people shouldn’t have an issue with that.
The downside I could tell is that some of the traditional items (water bottle and heart rate monitors) are in a little bit of awkward positioning. I’m fairly tall, so while walking on the treadmill, reaching the water bottle that it comes with down at the bottom underneath the LCD screen is a little bit of an awkward position.
The heart rate monitor is the same situation. It can be done by walking, but it seems to require that you be bent over slightly with your hands fairly close together, not great for a natural walking position. Still, it was easy to use and the displays are very nice. I wouldn’t make the awkward positioning a reason to keep you from buying this treadmill.