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Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Inov-8 Roclite 305

Item #12531
MSRP:$129.95

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Men's INOV-8® ROCLITE™ 305 :: Take on any terrain in your Men's inov-8 Roclite 305. Protect feet with a super durable upper that gives you ultimate comfort and fit. You'll enjoy one of the most versatile outsoles out there, grabbing onto tricky terrain while automatically releasing debris. Count on smooth POWERFLOW cushion for 10% more shock absorption and 15% better energy return than standard midsoles. Run protected in your Roclite 305 blocking rocks and roots thanks to the trusty rock plate.

Features & Benefits:

  • Next-generation ROCLITE outsole features Tri-C rubber compund and multi-directional claw-shaped cleats: Provides an unrivaled grip and traction over unpredicatble terrain and the quick release of debris
  • Super-durable upper materials: Ensures outstanding comfort on the run
  • Two-piece POWERFLOW delivers 10 percent better shock absorption and 15 percent better energy return than standard midsoles
  • New ADAPTERWEB metcradle adapts to the natural movement and swelling of the foot in motion: Offers increased support
  • Second-generation META-SHANK rock plate: Protects the underfoot from sharp rocks
  • Strengthened rubber toe-cap: Shields the toes from obstructive debris
  • On-the-shoe gaiter hooks: Offers further protection
  • 1000016276
  • Drop: 8 mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.7 ounces
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Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe
 
5.0

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5.0

Second review

By Bill

from Baja Norte, Mexico, desert mesas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe:

    RRS rates this shoe as Neutral, Level 4. I would say Level 1 or 2 cushioning compared to the Merrell All Out Peak, My old Adidas Trail Response, or Hoka Clifton. 305's are firm shoes, even with 3rd party cushy insole. Not all bad, but not Level 4.

    Very supportive and good protections EXCEPT the big joint where the big toe attaches to the foot can feel the occasional hard rock in loose rocky trails. Maybe, the lateral side of the forefoot sole should extend laterally just a little bit more. This is the only shoe where this can occur. Pain has never been debilitating and shoe is otherwise very protective from rocks and gravel.

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

    The perfect all round trail shoe.

    By Rob

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe:

    The new Roclite is a lot narrower than most of the other Inov8 shoes I've owned, and I've owned a few. They're built on more of a traditional European last, with a similar fit to the Salomon Slab. They took a few runs to wear in and feel really comfortable but they're now my go to trail shoe especially when you're unsure of the conditions. The fit is superb for technical trail sections, the heel cup wrapping nicely and keeping the foot snug. The lug pattern grips exceptionally and sheds mud well for our wet Tasmanian conditions in the winter.
    Laces are good although they can work themselves loose. A double knot ended up keeping them together.
    The toe box although only rubber offers great protection and the upper mesh breathes well but doesn't let debris penetrate the shoe. Water seems to be kept out as well in shallow puddles and crossings.
    All in all an awesome all round shoe for a neutral foot in any conditions.
    Love them.
    Just to add, Road Runner Sports shipped them half way round the world in about a week. Great service.

     
    5.0

    Best trail shoe I have ever worn!

    By Bails

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain

      Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe:

      I was recommended these by a friend who is a top trail runner and i'm delighted that i listened to him. He told me all the top runners are talking positively about them so I decided to give them a try. They have not disappointed at all intact I am now converted to inov-8. Great fit out of the box, the traction provides excellent grip on all trail surfaces and they are wearing well so far.

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

      Love it.

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe:

      Great shoe.

       
      5.0

      A Keeper

      By Bill

      from Baja Norte/MX, remote beach, steep mesas

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Running Shoe:

        Use the Inov8 Roclite 305 running on rocky trails and some dirt, with steep hills and loose rocks, N. Baja Mex. desert. They give me the most confidence in difficult terrain, which I can run for hours at a time interspersed with timed uphill repeats at max effort. Nice forefoot flex, aggressive nubs on sole give the best traction ever. (Also great for carrying windsurfing gear on slippery, slimey rocks on the beach, where I have been hurt before.) Not as soft and cushy as the Merrell All Out Peak, which are less protective and a close second. 305's are more stable in loose rocks--all the ground hereabouts is aggregate gravel, mostly smooth 1 to 3 inch rocks, sometimes sharp.

        Beautiful workmanship, thin insoles are removable, insides are so smooth and satiny one could do without socks. Lacing: the best laces, unlike some others, they do not come undone. Did not need to adapt to them, plenty of forefoot room, which can be a problem for me with more curved lasts. They feel a bit more like a boot than a slipper in the RRS store, but on the rough trail this is a benefit.

        They breathe well and have only a modest heel lift. Nice shoes.

        For me, on the trail, with mid-foot foot-strike, and with soft insoles I use, they are fine. Would also think they would do very well in soft turf. Would much prefer a shoe designed for pavement if running in the city or suburbs. Haven't tried them on the beach, as beach runs are in Chile during the austral summer.

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

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