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Versatile trainer built for barefoot-feeling fitness featuring Meta-flex forefoot technology with met-cradle lacing system
360 degree rope-tec delivers traction and durability on rope climbs
Zero heel-to-toe drop
Built for barefoot-feeling fitness, this versatile trainer handles everything from rope climbing to weights.
11 D(M) US
11 M US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What I like about Inov-8 is they are precise performance specific designed shoes. They don't confuse you with numerous of designs to meet marketing needs oppose to purpose. Their website illustrates the difference and pupose of each design they make.
I made the same mistake as others in regard to sizing and fit by ordering the WRONG shoes. I returned three pairs before checking out the INOV 8 website.
Once I understood the sizing, fit and ordered the correct pair of shoes, I was amazed. After reading reviews and discovering what the problem was, it compelled me to write this review. I've been on Amazon for a long time, have written my share of bad reviews and only a few products impress me to take the time writing one. I'm not getting a free pair of shoes or compensation for doing this review.
I've been a loyal Merrell fan ever since their inception and continue to be so for walking boots only. Their soles and foot bed design is not suited for...
These are my favorite barefoot shoes. I only wear these, and for heavier running loads I use the Inov-8 F-Lite 195. I also have the Merrell Trail glove, nice for rocky places. Replace the laces with shock cord (stretchy laces) and you basically have a slipper/shoe/sock hybrid that perfectly hugs your foot. People complain about their feet hurting, not getting arch support, but they should've done more research before buying an amazing athletic shoe that is the closest thing to barefoot you can get. Feet hurting is called muscle soreness, it means you have weak feet like many people who wear normal shoes, and you have to let your feet adjust. Don't run in them all the time right away. Start with once a week, and don't run past any pain. I can run in them, as well as carry heavy packs in them. I am able to do this because I built up that strength SLOWLY OVER TIME, and I listened to my body if I needed a little time in more cushioned shoes like the Inov-8 F-lite 195. Plantar fasciitis...
I was using all sorts of different shoes and I even had the Do-Win Rogue Fitness weightlifting shoes, and I would have to switch from those to regular running shoes, and I didn't want to just buy a pair of shoes and be part of the Reebox Nano fad. I started asking my fellow crossfitters about what they thought about their Nano's and their Inov-8's. I even tried on a few pairs before deciding on these. And these WIN...these are awesome. They are freakin' awesome for the daily WOD's. I even do some long distance running in them, now I had to break them in before they felt great on my feet, but that didn't matter to me. I can go lower in my squats because I don't have that raised heel like the Rogue shoes, and these shoes are super light for box jumps, double unders, etc. So if you are looking for a great shoe...this is IT.
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