Two training runs, 1 race in snowy, frigid temps, 1 OCR boot camp, and 1 day of hiking in my new Inov-8 Roclite 295s. That should be ample enough wear to give them a proper review. My first thought when I put them on was “sturdy, but comfortable” . Compared to the X-Talon and Trailroc, this was more of a shoe in the sense that it just felt like it had more support and protection. From the very first training run on a mulch track to an obstacle race in 30 degree weather, the shoes were the least of my worries. That’s a good sign. I’m not going to talk about all the specs of the shoe, because you can find them directly from the source here.
In a quick, consumable fashion here are the rest of my thoughts.
- They are a little heavier than my X-talons and Trailrocs, but not horribly so.
- There seems to be a little less proprioception, but just a tad bit. I love using the word “proprioception”…makes me feel smart!