User Review: Inov-8 Men's Terroc 330
Break-in Period: 0-1 day
Weight: 1.5 lb./pair
Price Paid: $80
I love these shoes! They are very light and airey. They feel less cushioned than most trail runners, but I prefer this. This makes them very stable, and I have yet to roll my ankle with them. The uppers are very simple, leaving out all the flashy decorations that most shoe companies put on their shoes. The lacing is effective and lets you fine tune the fit. They are very breathable; I can feel the wind blowing through them. I would actually prefer a little less breathability. The grip is fine. I tried them on dry, wet, and sandy rock, and they have better grip than my hiking boots.
My only complaint is with the mesh uppers. I prefer a thin, solid nylon upper (but not Gore-Tex which is too hot). Here in the southern California mountains and deserts, many of our trails have fine, dusty dirt. With mesh uppers, this dirt goes right through to my socks, then to my feet and toes. After a few hours, I have all this grit on my feet, and my socks are loaded with dirt.