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!

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Manufacturer's Description

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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.


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

Log long miles on rugged trails and stay nimble. With a 6mm drop from heel-to-toe, this shoe promotes a mid to forefoot landing for a smooth and stable ride. The durable outsole uses 3 types of sticky rubber for excellent hold on dry and rocky trails. The Trailroc 255 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral trail shoe designed for trail racing and daily training. It is built with a semi-curved shape. CUSHIONING 2 Arrow Shoc-Zone provides moderate underfoot cushioning and a 6 mm heel-to-toe drop. This is Inov8's medium level of cushioning on their 0-4 arrow scale. MIDSOLE Injected EVA Foam for resilient cushioning with maximum memory retention. Meta-Shank extends from the midfoot to the forefoot in a 5-finger fashion, for flexible underfoot impact protection. UPPER Synthetic Mesh covers the upper for lightweight, breathable coverage TPU Lacing System uses TPU lacing supports for a strong, lightweight and secure fit. Met-Cradle is a synthetic webbing upper that supports the forefoot and provide a secure fit. 6mm Footbed for additional underfoot comfort. Anatomic Last follows the natural shape of the human foot for a close and comfortable fit. OUTSOLE Trailroc is a trail outsole built with a moderately aggressive lug pattern. It is intended for use on hard packed trails and mixed terrain. Tri-C Compound combines three different outsole rubbers for excellent grip and decreased wear. Soft Sticky Rubber for optimal performance and maximized grip in wet conditions. Hard Sticky Rubber for optimal performance, grip in wet conditions, and increased endurance. Endurance Rubber for increased durability and grip on mixed terrain.

- Mountains Plus

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