The Inov-8 Roclite 290 is a high-performance trail shoe meant for runners with neutral foot-pronation. This model of the Roclite family is lightweight, flexible and has a very nice visual appeal due to the sleek design of the upper. A POWERFLOW midsole brings response and cushioning to the bottom of the foot but keeps the overall weight low, while Inov-8’s second generation Meta-Shank rock plate acts as a shield against uneven, rocky surfaces. Three different rubber compounds referred to by Inov-8 as Tri-C compound, work in unison to protect the underfoot and midsole from repeated impact and aggressive trail objects such as branches and rocks. The pattern of cleats that are raised from the outsole provides the shoe with excellent grip on wet and muddy surfaces as well as the ability to prevent itself from picking up mud and other debris that may stick to the bottom of other shoes. Overall, this shoe has many of the same great characteristics of older models such as the Roclite 295 and the 282 GTX, but is more flexible, lighter and has less cushioning - making it an excellent choice for the efficient runner.
•Tri-C rubber compound
•Multi-directional claw-shaped cleats