Behold the Woodway 4Front treadmill, a running machine that proudly boasts of being the most long lasting treadmill in the market. Woodway specializes in high end, hand built, custom designed treadmills. The company has design and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany and Japan making it the largest specialized treadmill manufacturer in the world. All the Woodway treadmills are unusually designed and are very different from the conventional treadmills with belts and deck. Instead, their products come with patented Slat Belt running surface, which resemble a caterpillar track found on heavy-duty vehicles.
Thanks to this nearly frictionless set-up, the Woodway treadmills mimic the feel of running outdoors and provide the user with a dynamic and low impact workout every time. In addition to being super comfortable, the patented running surface is also the longest lasting belt system found on treadmills. The company claims that their running surface will last for more than 150,000 miles, roughly ten times longer than the belt of an average treadmill. The less friction generated by the Slat Belt also helps making the machine very power efficient. According to Woodway, the 4Front requires about 50% less electricity to operate than a similar treadmill. However, there is a steep price for all this awesomeness. The Woodway 4Front treadmill is priced at $11,135, making it one of the most expensive treadmills in the world.