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The 210 is designed purely for functional fitness with zero drop profile and no midsole delivering the maximum in proprioception at minimum weight
Rope-Tec grip provides supportive protection and 360 degree durability for rope climbing
A sticky rubber outsole offers a stable platform when lifting weights
The 210 is an all round ideal shoe for functional fitness
Due to the differential and midsole in this shoe the foot remains as close to the ground as possible. This is a shoe designed for a whole host of activities; weightlifting, running, climbing, gym work and many more. There is a sticky rubber sole and low heel that provides a strong base, perfect for carrying heavy loads, and the one piece TPU lacing support provides all-round durability. The exclusive sticky rubber compound which has been specially developed using climbing rubber technology. This rubber optimizes grip in wet conditions, however the trade-off is it wears down quicker. With no Shoc Zone this is perfect for runners and athletes that want a minimalist shoe.
10.5 D(M) US
Bare-XF™ 210 (S)Thyme/Black-M
10.5 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love zero-drop shoes; as a long-time parkour practitioner, I'm pretty picky in terms of my preferred footwear. I really enjoy the orange highlights, and the shoes wrap comfortably around my feet. The flat sole is ideal for maintaining a wide, firm surface area— I haven't had a chance to test the traction of the rubber in climbing conditions, but I've owned Inov-8 products before and been quite pleased.
I'm normally a 9.5 (male, US) / 44 (UK) with slightly wider feet than may be the norm, and these fit quite comfortably. Firm, but with enough space for my feet to spread on contact with the ground.
I have never loved a shoe like I love this shoe. This is the ideal parkour and freerunning shoe: minimal padding, lightweight mesh top, single piece of rubber for the sole with just the right amount of grip.
I wore my last pair of these Inov-8 Bare-XF 210s so hard, that my big toe started poking through the bottom. I did NOT want to spend the $130 on these guys, especially when I had gotten them for $40 about 14 months prior on 6pm.com, but what do you know, they're worth every penny. I feel like I am in very firm control of my strides and precision jumps in these shoes.
Only cons would be that they don't do super well on wet cement, as I slipped in them (it was mostly my fault with bad technique; I was also still breaking them in). They also aren't so super sticky on strong plywood, which I sometime climb up in my parkour gym in Brooklyn, NY.
I have used KOs, New Balances and another custom martial arts shoe (solid rubber sole) and these are far and...
I wanted a shoe that was a minimalist as possible without the downside of wearing Vibram 5-fingers (funny looks at the gym, hours spent putting on and taking off five-finger socks, etc). These nail it.
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