Inov-8 Roclite 295 Review


Inov-8 RocliteTwo 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!

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