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inov-8 Reviews

TrailTalon 250
TrailTalon 250 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair of inov-8 Trail Talons. Wearing these shoes, I run the steep trails of the Pacific NW with great confidence. The TT250 is lightweight, provides good forefoot protection, and is very breathable. With little cushioning, however, these shoes are not comfortable on gravel or loose terrain. I haven't run further than 15 miles in these shoes, so I cannot say how well they perform on longer runs.

F-Lite 250 w/ RipStop
F-Lite 250 w/ RipStop Posted:
Reviewer: from Texas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Second pair of Inov-8s. Crossfit 5-6 times/week with these shoes. These shoes stand-up to oly-lifting as well as 400m, 800m and even mile runs. Terrific crossfit. Nice cross-trainer!

All Train 215
All Train 215 Posted:
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Overall, very disappointed with this shoe. I was looking for a shoe that had a little more padding in the sole compared to regular crossfit shoes. Not the case, basically the same thickness with a narrow toe box and heel which makes the shoes feel un-stable. I could easily see an ankle roll in the near future. This shoe is definitely a "Precision Fit" not a "Standard Fit" cut.

All Train 215
All Train 215 Posted:
Reviewer: from VT
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Purchased these for lifting, HIIT and bootcamp classes. Very pleased with the look and performance of the sneaker. Extremely lightweight, good gripping sole for remaining sturdy while lifting. Good lateral support for HIIT and bootcamp classes. This is NOT a running sneaker, limited padding which is why I give it a 4 on comfort. I'm ok with it since the majority of my time is spent in the gym, just don't expect to be able to cross train with it. I have bunions and these sneakers accommodate because there is no seam on the side of the shoe. I wear a size 9 and they seem pretty true to size and don't make my feet look huge. Love the color and style. Only complaint is that I have to lace the sneakers for a high instep and the laces are pretty long and need to be double knotted. Otherwise, love the shoe!

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Inov is an amazing brand. They are all I buy. The toe box gives a lot of splay room.

X-Talon 200
X-Talon 200 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I returned these before I wore them outside but my overall impressions were that these would be great shoes for mud, sand, dirt, wet or dry leaves but NOT for sharp rocks or haphazard boulders since they have no protection on the sides at all, just mesh. Also I found the toe cap very light and flimsy with very little protection in the front as well. I'm looking for a good shoe for Yosemite and these would simply not do. Overall, the fit was spectacular. If you are doing muddies, Spartans or obstacles courses these would be perfect. Anything slightly unpredictable or treacherous I would suggest look elsewhere.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

The toebox is not really that wide, but it would be acceptable if not for a worse issue. The worst part is that the shoe curves in right where my big toe lives. That bends it out of alignment, which is not healthy. FYI, my big toe is my longest toe. I tried the next larger size, and there was way too much length and it was sloppy around my foot. Other than this (critical) fit problem, I love Inov-8. Sadly, I cannot wear them.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Port Clinton, OH
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This shoe fits, but after running in it, my toes hurt. Wondering if I can return even if I've worn them, it's like the toe box is too big and causes my toes to flex incorrectly.

All Train 215
All Train 215 Posted:
Reviewer: from Bethesda, MD
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best footwear purchase I've made! I was looking for a shoe to mimic barefoot training to enhance mind-muscle connection and have better contact with the ground. These do exactly that. I've even worn them for outdoor road running and they were perfect for that as well. My calves were sore after the first few times wearing them but I've noticed a tremendous improvement in my balance and stability in my training since these enable me to really use my feet as a foundation. My foot measures a 7.5 but I wear a 9 in training/running shoes. Bought these in a 9 and they were just right. Enough room for when my foot splays but not too big that I was tripping over them.

TrailTalon 250
TrailTalon 250 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

A little too soft. No arch support. Tread is awesome!

TrailTalon 250
TrailTalon 250 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These fit really nice, but the lugs are way more aggressive than useful for most trails. Suited for mud, soft dirt, or loose gravel.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Madison, CT
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my boyfriend's go to shoe so I bought it in another color. He has wide feet and this shoe is offered in W, and also has plenty of room in the toe box for when he feet slightly swell from exercising. Finding a good fit is a challenge and combined with inov-8 quality, it was an easy decision to get a second pair for him.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from TX
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best functional fitness shoe I've used in a decade. Version 2 of Inov-8 f-lite 235 seems to have hit the sweet spot between minimalist and sufficient protection/stability for a wide range of movements, from olympic lifting to shuttle sprints. The design of the first version of 235 just looked silly, like clown shoes or bowling shoes. These have a more traditional design and look great. I hope Inov-8 never changes this version. But of course they will. That is the way of things. In the meantime, stock up. These are great shoes. Slightly wider in the toe box than standard, but for me that is a good thing. I've noted a spot for possible early fraying on the upper, on the outside of each shoe right where the shoe creases with bent toes. I'll keep an eye on it and update if necessary.

All Train 215
All Train 215 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes!!! These shoes are light but very comfortable and stable with lateral movements (such as cardio workouts from p90x3 or T25). Also provide a good base when weight lifting. In keeping with other reviews, they did run a little small on me. They are replacing Reebok trainers, in which I wore an 11US (in two different models). I also have a pair of Inov-8 250 Teraclaw's that I wear in an 11. However, the 11 of this shoe felt a little snug and a little short. The 11.5s fit just right. Would highly recommend. There is (currently) an error on the Zappos website. It lists these shoes as "precision fit". Before buying I researched the Inov-8 website and they were only offered in "standard fit". I purchased assuming the Zappos site was incorrect. Upon arrival they are clearly marked as "standard fit" on the tongue.

X-Talon 212
X-Talon 212 Posted:
Reviewer: from South Florida
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These replaced an older pair of inov-8's that I had consistently used when competing in mud runs and obstacle races. These are great quality shoes, they drain fast when wet, comfortable with some cushion, and slim in profile. I have narrow feet so the precision fit was perfect for me. They provide great traction when climbing walls and soles easily release mud. Overall great shoes! I would have a hard time using any other shoe when it comes to OCRs.

TrailTalon 250
TrailTalon 250 Posted:
Reviewer: from Columbus, Ohio
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Nice shoe. WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY too small. Not sure why we are having such difficulty with sizing irregularities with Inov-8.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Peoria, IL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes! Third pair of ions-8's and they continue to impress. Great for short runs, crossfit, and day to day wear. Would recommend to anyone who like a 0 drop and a minimal feel.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Texas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I got these for my husband for XFit. Flat shoe that runs true to size. They are not the best for running, but great for cross training.

All Train 215
All Train 215 Posted:
Reviewer: from Midland, MI
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought these before going on a trip to San Francisco in the early spring. It was too early to live in my Naot sandals (too chilly there). I wanted something in plain black so I could mix and match with different scarves, shirts, etc., and still go down to the hotel exercise room for a work out in. Needed to decrease suitcase space and keep up with my girls. These worked great. I have sensitive feet (with bunions), and they were fine to wear right out of the box. I walked for miles and worked out all week. They still look like new. Bought my usual 8.5, and they fit great.

Roclite 325
Roclite 325 Posted:
Reviewer: from Hog Waller, GA
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted this light hiker to be my go-to. It fit all my criteria on paper. Light weight, minimal (ish), flexible. Something easy to work the clutch and go for hikes. Too short, too narrow. Gotta return it.

F-Lite 235 V2
F-Lite 235 V2 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted to have these shoes work but the new version is wider and unfortunately I need to return them. The original F-Lite 235 model fit me perfectly. Interestingly, the new version also runs larger than the original

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