Inov-8 shoes celebrate the grit and glory of the adventurist athlete. Inov-8 shoes always feature functional, lightweight materials and minimalist designs that never get in the way of the body’s own biomechanics, allowing the strength of your feet and legs to create a more organic running experience. Inov-8 trail running shoes provide optimum grip for any terrain -- whether it’s pavement, rock, dirt or mud. Inov-8 running shoes keep the foot close to the ground so that runners can better adapt to the terrain. The Inov- ... Learn more about Inov-88 philosophy is centered on natural running, so you can have the confidence and freedom to master any environment and conquer almost any obstacle in your path. ... Less
Reviewed by Big Ray from detroit on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I actually use these for weight lifting and they work great. Nice and flat and comfortable too. Perfect for the heavy lifting, I.E. squats and dead-lifting. Would like to give it 5 stars but I need to see how they hold up to the wear and tear.
Reviewed by hiker-ed from Texas on Wednesday, September 03, 2014
I haven't put a lot of miles on them yet, but so far so good. I'm using these both in the gym for strength training, on the treadmill and minimally on the road. They have great comfort and support, considering how little cushion there is compared to most running shoes. This minimalist feel makes them a great choice for squats and dead-lift too. We'll see how I feel in them in about 12 weeks!
Reviewed by Pete from Indiana on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I had to order one whole size up from my usual size in shoes. The fit is excellent! I've always been told that my feet are NOT wide but medium width shoes have always been snug on width yet wide shoes are too wide. These Inov-8 running shoes are designed with a slightly wider toe box and fit me better than any athletic shoe I've ever tried on. It's almost like I'm not wearing shoes and the support is amazing even though the foot bed is flatter than most running shoes.
Reviewed by Steve from Vermont on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I took these out of the box on Sunday morning and ran 26.2 miles at the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington - and my feet felt great. I am a size 11.5, I ordered size 12, and they were perfect for running. I also wear Inov-8s for CrossFit (not this pair, but a true minimalist shoe) and they have held up for months of abuse, HEAVY Olympic weightlifting, and many shorter runs, etc. Inov-8s are great, and I highly recommend this pair.