Review of the inov-8 Trail Talon 275 shoes, which are the newest version of the discontinued Race Ultras inov-8 used to make.
I guess the question you’ve got to ask yourself is do you need a shoe like this on top of your more traditional deep-lugged obstacle racing shoe? For me, the answer is most definitely yes, given how much time I ended up wearing my Ultras. For training, if anything else, do you really find yourself running through deep mud all of the time, particularly through the summer? Also, for those looking to do longer trail runs – half marathons, marathons and ultras, the kind of experience you’ll have in these is a world apart from a more minimal but deeper lugged shoe.