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Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Inov-8 Roclite 295

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Men's INOV-8® ROCLITE™ 295 :: Versatility plays a major role in the phenomenal function of the Men's Inov-8® Roclite™ 295 off road and racing shoe. Styled to endure the toughest elements, its success comes from its expert ability to move between terrains without the slightest hesitation. Made with patent-pending Fascia-bands that aid propulsion efficiency through your gait cycle, the end result is one of the smoothest rides around. And when it comes to cushioning, this shoe leads the charge with new levels of comfort set to take on the toughest tracks and trails. 10.4 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Meta-flex: Meta-flex groove is anatomically aligned in front of the metatarsal heads to provide a natural fore foot flex
  • Meta-shank: New 5-finger meta-shank aligns with each individual metatarsal for greater flexibility when contouring while retaining underfoot impact protection
  • Met-cradle: The upper webbing support is anatomically positioned to cradle the fore foot behind the metatarsal heads and provide a secure foot hold
  • Sticky Rubber Compound: Specially developed using climbing rubber technology, which optimizes grip in wet conditions
  • Fascia Band: A replication of the plantar fascia ligament to increase propulsion efficiency and reduce fatigue
  • Three Arrow Midsole: Mid level cushioning generally used for training
  • Comfort Last: Generous fitting and offering a more comfortable style, ideal for training and long distances particularly on trails
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Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Good traction (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Rugged (6)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (12)
  • All weather conditions (9)
  • Mixed terrain (9)
  • Wet weather (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect training and race shoe

By Lunadogge

from Woodside, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Weather Conditions
    • Mixed Terrain
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

    I have gone through 3 pairs of the 295 and can't be happier with the quality, construction, fit and function of the shoe.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superior Trail Shoe

    By The Running Farmer

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running
      • Walking
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

      I have been trail running with the INOV-8 Roclite 295's for some time now. I have no plans to switch. These shoes are great for short tempo runs all the way to the double digit distance runs. Ice, rain, snow, mud, rocks...nothing can really get in the way except pavement. If you have not tried these shoes, you are missing out. They DO have a removable insert unlike stated in another review. You can read a full review at my running blog at [@]

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great for OCRs

      By Grack

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

        I've worn these for 6 OCRs and they have worked great:
        3 Spartan Sprints
        1 Spartan Super
        1 Spartan Beast in Killlington VT
        1 Tough Mudder in ME

        THey have a large toe box which is helful for my wide feet. Lacing is great (double tie). Whether covered in thick mud or submerged in water they perform well and grip is great.

        Durability has been excellent. After over 100 miles of OCRs and mountain training they show no signs other than normal wear.

        They drain well and shed thick mud easily if quickly splashed with water.

        Highly recommend!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Absolute Fantastic Trail Shoe

        By Nixon

        from North Jersey

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Traction
        • Grip
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather Conditions
          • Mixed Terrain
          • Trail Running
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

          If you truely want a shoe for RUNNING on trails, this is the shoe. The ROCLITE™ 295 is NOT some road shoe that they make in a dark color and treak the tre. ads a little bit. I have run on: Roads, Grass, Wood Chips, Gravel, Shoulder Stone, Boulders, Sand, Mud, Boot Sucking Mud, Snow and Ice. The ROCLITE™ 295 can handle all of it with the exception of ice. No shoe can handle ICE, but anything else that you throw at it, and the Roclite will keep you happy

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Supelight

          By uti

          from San Mateo, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

          Took the out of the box and up the Bear Mountain in AZ. They were just amazing, how they keep up those rocks. They felt like i was glued onto the rocky slopes. Definately great trail running shoe, as long as you dont encounter any sharp rocks etc.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Minimal support

          By Dr. ET

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Stability
          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

          As an avid trail runner who averages 40 miles a week and at least two ultras per year, I bought these shoes for their traction on loose trails and mud. Spectacular traction and good looks. However, the sole became delaminated after about 60 miles. Additionally, the minimal support left my feet sore for weeks after a 12 hr run. I'll go back to Montrails for the better support.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Not built to last

          By ronny

          from TAG

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • All Weather Conditions
          • Mixed Terrain

          Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

          Great shoe (sort of), great fit, nice on the trail or mixed terrain. BUT the heal wears quickly. I generally run with Newtons, but picked these up as a combination walking/running shoe. I'm 130 lbs. and I have worn through to the mid-sole material in less than 250 miles at the heel. The heal lugs broke off after about 80 miles. These could really use more abrasion resistance in the heal. The out-sole is VERY thin all the way around. Won't order these again. I'll look at other Inov-8 shoes, but I will look carefully at the out-sole before I buy.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Off road shoe

          By Rock

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather Conditions
            • Mixed Terrain
            • Trail Running
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

            I took my chances in running with this shoes after reading all the reviews. After several trail run training and running the Prickly Pear Train Run today in TX. This shoe proved it could do its job. It kept me dry from the wet, muddy, and cold elements of today's 10 mile trail run. I was zooming past other runners along the trail with the advantage of good traction from slippery mud, waterways, and singletrack gravels.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            good trsil shoe

            By tort2hare

            from Northern New Mexico

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather Conditions
              • Mixed Terrain
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

              I bought these to train for, and compete in, the Jemez Trail Run 50K. I was having troubles with several incidents with almost rolling my ankles in my previous shoes, the brooks cascadia, and after a final incident where I did have an injury I dumped the cascadias and bought these shoes which are very stable on uneven trails because they have a lower to the ground profile. I bought size 10.5 and I tend to be 10.25. They seem maybe a bit too large. The shoes have a special hinge to allow natural push off from the toes, but this hinge is maybe not positioned correctly in my shoes which are maybe a bit too large. In any case I have had some new problems with calloses and pain on my little toe on one foot which could be just from running alot. In any case the shoes also seem to be light, fast, and efficent. I found it necessary to add insoles which is maybe contrary to the shoes design.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great dedicated trail shoe

              By Trail running rocks!

              from New York, NY

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Arch Support

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

              Great shoe. Very light, great traction and extremely comfortable - holds the foot nicely on descents. Limited cushioning or arch support so not great for road running or packed surfaces, but then again this is designed as a no compromise trail shoe which is what makes it so good.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Shoe!!!

              By PaulieDV

              from Murrieta, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather Conditions
                • Trail Running
                • Work

                Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

                Great shoe!! Great appearance, great fit and super comfortable. I can not only wear this shoe on trail runs but it looks great in the office on casual Friday!! Highly recommended!!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great shoe

                By Ben

                from Mill valley, ca

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Poor Cushioning

                Best Uses

                • All Weather Conditions
                • Mixed Terrain
                • Trail Running
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

                I do mostly 6-10 mile trail runs, with 10% or so on pavement. These shoes excel in soft slippery conditions. They are a bit lacking in cushioning to be good on hardpack, although the soles are fantastic and offer excellent protection and grip. The are by far the lightest trail shoe I have ever used, but to be perfect (for me) just a bit more mid/ forefoot cushioning would be nice. Great fit, which is often half the battle with trail shoes. Steep downhills my foot was locked in.. Great shoe and will buy again.

                Note - can't comment on durability as they only have 40 miles on them.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Amazing shoe

                By GDRunner

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather Conditions
                  • Mixed Terrain
                  • Trail Running
                  • Wet Weather
                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 295 Trail Running Shoe:

                  This shoe is amazing! It is spacious where it needs to be spacious and has amazing traction on the rockiest and sandiest trails. The shoe does not have a removable insert - not bad but be warned. It drains quickly and is light. Love it.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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