Inov-8 is a British company that builds specialized off-road running products that are meant to complement the natural mechanics of the runner. The company is one of the fastest growing off-road running brands in the United States. On the other side of the running spectrum, they also offer road shoes such as the Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 220. Instead of the overbuilt maximalist shoes that some prefer, these Inov-8 road shoes are built to be very firm and offer a minimal drop while still providing a level of protection and comfort.
• The toe box features the ability to stretch and allow your toes to splay naturally, offering a combination of protection and flexibility.
• A 4mm drop for those that don’t strike with their heel and run in a more natural motion stride.
• Quality materials create a durable and long lasting shoe.
The midsole builds upon the bottom with a full foam layer that varies in thickness depending on the outsole’s needs, being thicker where the outsole is soft and thinner where the outsole lugs or thicker plastic are located. The upper mesh creates a breathable and well-ventilated shell that covers your foot and protects it from the elements. Standard lacing system and a bit of padding around the ankle create a secure fit that allows you to feel confident while running.