Inov-8 Trailroc 245

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


WEIGHT 245 G / 8.6 OZ



Lugged slipper that will take you everywhere you need…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


Lugged slipper that will take you everywhere you need to go.


  • Light
  • Flexible
  • Protective
  • Breathable
  • Slipper-like comfort


  • (Slightly) wide fit

A fantastic trail shoe that will server about 90% of all my trail running needs. For smooth hard dirt, a pair of road racing flats will likely feel a little faster and have more pop, and for Sludgy winter runs a shoe with more lug and a thicker upper will be a little more protective, but this is a slipper of a shoe.

The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that, for me, I like a little snugger fit. It should be noted though, that I am very picky about fit.

The mesh upper is true Inov-8 quality with nice overlays to secure the barefoot-ready upper to your foot. I am a big fan of the f-lite 195, so this fit a tad looser. But it still is very secure and I have no problem bombing super technical off-trail route with this shoe. Nice low heel collar.

The midsole is plain and consistent, no complaints and no surprises. That's a good thing, in case you were wondering.

The outsole rocks, it hooks up like crazy. The lugs are awesome, especially when you combine them with the flexibility of this shoe. I don't know that the three kinds of rubber compounts make much difference, but traction is unmatched unless you venture into the fell running scene.

Overall, a fantastic trail offering from Inov-8, they really nailed it with this series!

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Inov-8's Men's Trailroc 245 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Free Shipping. Inov 8 Trailroc 245 Shoe FEATURES of the Inov 8 Trailroc 245 Shoe Standard fit Upper: Synthetic, TPU Lining: Mesh Footbed: 6 mm Midsole: Injected EVA Stack: heel: 10 mm, forefoot: 7 mm Drop: 3 mm Shank: Meta-Shank III Sole: Trailroc Compound: Tri-C Sticky SPECIFICATIONS of the Inov 8 Trailroc 245 Shoe Weight: 8.5 oz / 245 g

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Designed specifically for running on loose, rugged and eroded trails. The middle shoe of the TrailRoc(TM) range, includes sufficient under foot protection and cushioning for racing and training. Includes MetaShank(TM) gen3 for increased underfoot protection. The thin foam midsole gives a good connection to the trail while protecting you from its harsh elements. A sticky rubber outsole provides excellent grip on dry and rocky terrain. Lightweight upper Anatomic fit provides space for the toes to spread and adapt to the ground. Met-Cradle(TM) lacing system cradles the forefoot behind the metatarsal heads to provide a secure foot hold. Meta-Shank: Included in the 245 and 255, this built-in rock guard offers added protection from rocks and other ornery trail debris. Mesh lining supplies increased breathability and a great step-in feel. 1 Shoc-Zone(TM) provides a little more than minimal underfoot protection and is ideal for those seeking to experience barefoot-like training sessions, but need a small amount of support. Tri-C Compound: Inov-8 uses a soft sticky rubber on the toe and arch areas for improved grip, an endurance rubber spanning from the heel to the metatarsals for durability, and a hard sticky rubber on the medial and lateral forefoot for improved wear rate. Trailroc(TM) sole includes small cleats that bite through loose terrain. Color: Blue/Lime

- Mountains Plus refers to the men's version

The TrailRoc 245 shoes from Inov-8 offer plenty of cushioning, support, and protection to get you coasting through your favorite trail run. The patented TrailRoc outsole grips to the terrain, keeping you upright at all times, while the mesh lining allows a better flow of air for drier feet. PRODUCT FEATURES: UPPER: SYNTHETIC, TPU LINING: MESH FOOTBED: 6MM MIDSOLE: INJECTED EVA DROP: 3MM SOLE: TRAILROC

- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version

The Inov8 Trailroc 245 Trail Running Shoe shares the groundbreaking Tri-C outsole and third generation Meta-Shank found in the 255, the 245 offers the same industry leading grip and underfoot protection. With a reduced 3mm drop and stripped back upper, the 245 is a lighter, faster, natural trail runner. Choose this if you're looking for a top end trail shoe that races as well as it trains.

- refers to the men's version