User Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212
Price Paid: US$90
I took these out for a 25 km canyon run. Terrain was very uneven, lots of rocks, uneven ground, scree. Ran along the canyon rim where plant and hold followed by a quick, effortless release was essential.
Performed great. No problem with grip or traction - so I felt very confident throughout the run.
Shoe extremely light but still offers protection from stone bruising. Breathes very well. Binds the foot tight so there is no slippage of the foot in the boot, but the shoe is so flexible that the foot can move naturally without feeling restricted or limited.
Very low heel-forefoot elevation profile makes this great for midfoot strike.