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Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe

Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200

Item #INN116
MSRP:$109.99
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INOV-8® BARE GRIP 200 :: Get the best of both worlds with the Inov-8® Bare Grip 200. Engineered to provide the sensation of barefoot running while providing the dynamic protection of a trail shoe. It's secret is the removal of a midsole which transfers the power of your foot directly through the shoe. Quite simply, it's the next best thing to wearing nothing at all. 7.0 ounces

Unisex sizing is in men's D width. Women size down 1.5 sizes. Ex.: If you are a women's size 7 in your running shoe, you will choose unisex size 5.5

Category Type:

PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. 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:

  • Bare-Grip outsole: An aggressive sole with high levels of grip and built in toe rand protection
  • Built on Performance last: A snugger fit over the endurance last to prevent twisting and keep the upper secure to the foot when contouring, ascending and descending
  • No midsole: No midsole creates barefoot running freedom for off road use
  • Full mesh upper: Provides breathability, comfort and lightness
  • Minimal TPU webbing: Creates mid foot hold and support
  • Built on a Comfort last: A last with higher volume to keep the front metatarsals unrestricted enabling them to work naturally with less fatigue over long distances
Product INN116 Review

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  • Country of Origin: Honduras

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Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Good traction (4)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        83% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        83% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    The PERFECT Tough Mudder shoe

    By Kiny from Team DUCKWEED!

    from Carmichael, CA.

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe:

      I used these for Tough Mudder Diablo Grande 2012. They were absolutely perfect on the steep hills and grades whether going up or down hill. Not one worry about slipping. It was 7 miles mainly uphill in waterlogged shoes and 12 miles all together. My friends in other shoes complained of squishy, heavy shoes, but mine felt "dry" even though they were caked with mud and wet. I combined these with the Injinji socks and my feet were happy the whole time. I walked with ease over soaking wet mud hills while my friends in other shoes slipped around. I had major traction! Swimming in them is just as easy. They are so lightweight. I LOVE these shoes. I've turned the whole Team onto to them for the next Tough Mudder. BONUS, they cleaned up in about 3 min. and look new, which is a small miracle.

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

      Great shoe!

      By Lili

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe:

        I hike on rough, slippery, steep terrains. I have a bad ankle, and this shoe has been a life saver. I can feel the terrain under my feet so I don't over pronate. My feet don't hurt abit. I said goodby to my heavy, hard, clunky boots and trail tennis shoes. What are you waiting for, get this cool looking shoe,(it would be cooler if it came in other colors) you won't regret it. In fact I just bought another pair!: )

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

        Serious Trail Shoe

        By Clark17357

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Light Weight
        • Molds to your foot shape
        • Mountain goat traction

        Cons

        • Little protection

        Best Uses

        • Technical trail running

        Comments about Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe:

        I was a pavement runner using exclusively zero drop VFFs, Luna sandals, and Invisible Shoes. I decided to get back to my roots of trail running and found that, for me, the VFFs and sandals simply did not provide enough protection on the technical parts of a trail. I went looking for zero drop trail shoes and found few. This shoe seemed like the best bet and it has worked well for me. The shoe, for a trail shoe, has almost no protection but they tell you that up front. It's light weight and great, snug, fit make the shoe part of you. These traits result in a nimbleness on the trail that is unrivaled in my experience, no matter if it is wet, dry, muddy or sandy. I own another pair of Inov-8 shoes I use on pavement and think highly of them as well.

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

        Great shoe, but be careful

        By faracofan

        from Santa Cruz, CA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe:

          I love these shoes. They are absolutely perfect for sprint training on a dirt road with small pebbles/rocks. I imagine they work well for trail running too. They are F A S T. The feeling you get, such acceleration doing sprints in the hard-pack dirt just makes you want to run faster. Reminds me of the feel of running on spiked track shoes. Be warned though... Transition to these no-raised-heel (barefoot/minimal) shoes slooowly. Jog on them for months before doing full out sprints, perhaps do 3/4 speed sprints too for a while before doing all-out sprints. I hurt my calf/achilles the first time out on them and 3 months later it's still not back to 100%. It was my first time on minimalist shoes.

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

          Great shoe for grass/cross country/trail

          By John

          from Savannah

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Mixed Terrain
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe:

          I've also been wearing the VFFs, and the Green Silence, but needed something for trails and cross country runs. These are semi-new on the market, so there were no reviews when I bought them. What I wanted from them they delivered, excellent traction in grass and trails, and very light weight and great feel of the earth. No arch support and no cushioning so if that what's you are needing look else where. Feel narrow to me, but I like a large toe box area. Compared to the other trail shoes, that feel like you're wearing a brick I rate these 5 stars.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great minimalist shoe for Ultimate!

          By AP in Poway

          from Poway, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Field Sports

            Comments about Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Trail Running Shoe:

            I've started inching toward barefoot/minimalist running with products like the Vibram Five Fingers. These caught my eye as a minimalist shoe with great traction that could be used as an alternative to traditional cleats for Ultimate Frisbee on a grass field. I normally wear size 13 running shoes / cleats, but got these in size 12. For me they make a good combination with the injini lightweight toe socks and I'm very pleased with how they feel on the field. They do what I hoped they would do which is allow my feet and lower legs to "feel the ground" and to get stronger while I work up toward full barefoot play.

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

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