Inov-8 Trailroc 245

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

Specs

men's
WEIGHT 245 G / 8.6 OZ
UPPER SYNTHETIC, TPU
LINING MESH
SIZES 5-13 (HALF SIZES) AND 14-15 (FULL SIZES)

Reviews

1

Lugged slipper that will take you everywhere you need…

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

Summary

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • (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:

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.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Perfect for race day on the trails, the men's Inov8 Trailroc 245 Trail-Running Shoes combine outstanding grip and protection underfoot with a lightweight, minimalist design so nothing holds you back.

- REI refers to the men's version

Offering a blend of performance cushioning and underfoot protection this shoe is suitable for racing and training Three sticky rubber compounds varying in hardness give optimal wear and maximum grip on dry and loose trailsWeight 245 g 86 ozFit AnatomicUpper Synthetic TPULining MeshFootbed 6mmMidsole Injected EVAShank MetaShanktrade IIIDrop 3mmSole TrailRoctradeCompound TriCtradeGender Unisex

- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version

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