Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe

Inov-8 TrailRoc 245

Item #INN125
Reg:$119.95
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INOV-8® TRAILROC 245 :: Whether you're heading for the hills or just need a little extra traction, the Inov-8® TrailRoc 245 is designed to tackle it all. Lightweight and breathable, you'll love the anatomic fit. Good underfoot protection and cushioning make this a great racing or training shoe. 8.6 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

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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:

  • The Tri-C compound sole is designed specifically for US trail terrain with different rubbers in different areas of the sole for enhanced performance
  • Cleat-like sole features numerous edges that offer additional grip that bites through any terrain
  • MET-Cradle lacing system: Ensures the foot is held securely when ascending, descending and contouring
  • 3mm differential
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Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Good traction (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (9)
    • All weather conditions (5)
    • Mixed terrain (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Low arch (5), Average arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    5.0

    Great X-Fit Shoe

    By WhyTooKayS?

    from Western Suburbs - Chicago

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

        Bought these to shift from a traditional running shoe (Asics GT-2000 family) to minimalist shoes - for X-Training and Treadmill running. And they've made the transition easy. They're terrific for Squats, Lunges, Steps, etc. They're also great for boot camps and faster-paced 3-4 mile runs on the Treadmill. No break-in needed. I've used them for four months with no problems.

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

        One of my new favorites!

        By Tortuga Training

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

          Since moving to Altras (Instinct, Lone Peak, Superior), I've had a hard time fitting my foot to a 'conventional' shoe. Although Inov8s are a narrow shoe, the Trailroc series seem to have more toe box room than most. I bought my 245s in size 10 (usually a 9.5), and my toes have enough room up front for the downhills. The midfoot grabs my foot nicely, and the heel stays secure, even though I went up a size. They are nice and light and flexible with awesome traction on dry or wet trails. They even have more underfoot rock protection than I would have guessed for such a 'minimal' shoe. These could be my new favorite, although I've only had 2 runs in them.

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

          Great for Obstacle Races

          By dmccrazy

          from San Jose

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adventure Obstacle Raci
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

            I was happy to see Road Runner selling these because they're hard to find at most running stores. I was running trails in Cascadias and decided to transition to more minimalist. This shoe was a great choice. I train and race Tough Mudders and Spartans and these are my new trailers of choice. Good grip, fit and drainage.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By MikeB

            from Red House,WV

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running

              Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

              I love this shoe!It is very similar to the Kinvara tr 2.There both my goto shoe!They have a very durable insole (sock liner),low profile and great traction.Inov-8 does run a half size long.I wear 11.5 in Saucony and Brooks and this I had to go with a 11.I just ran a 10 mile race this past Saturday and they didn't disappoint!

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

              Best shoes I have ever run in!

              By Val in CO

              from Gypsum, CO

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather Conditions
                • Mixed Terrain
                • Trail Running

                Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

                I finally made the transition to barefoot/minimalist shoes with these inov-8 shoes, and I am very impressed with the fit and performance. I couldn't be happier! I have a low arch, narrow ankle, and wider forefoot, and these fit me absolutely perfectly. No hot spots at all, but they did take some time to gradually be able to run longer distances in them without calf soreness & stiffness.

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

                These Shoes Roc!

                By Iron Jen

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

                  I switched to these shoes from the Asic Gel Kayano 19s after Hyannis Marathon in February. The Kayanos have been great, but I got 4 black toenails post marathon because of how tight the new Kayanos were. They are smaller than the 18s.

                  I was planning on switching to the Inov8 Trail Rocs post marathon anyway, as I wanted to start running minimalist. These have proven to be a great option. I originally got them to do some of the Spartan Obstacle Races...and they were wonderful with that. They've been great on my long slow distance runs as well. I assume they will be great come tri-season. I can't wait to try them out for IM Lake Placid and IM Timberman 70.3. Much more roomy in the toe and breathable. No support...so beware...do not heel strike!!!

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

                  Follow-up Review

                  By Shaman

                  from USA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather Conditions
                    • Mixed Terrain
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

                    I wanted to follow up on my initial review on the Inov-8 Trailroc 245's.

                    These are Great trail shoes. After about 300 miles in them I removed the insole and have not used it since, this provides a little ample room in the toe-box.

                    I now have about 865-miles logged in these shoes, entirely on technical single-track.

                    The tread design provides solid and predictable grip. The upper breaths well and drys quickly after crossing a river or during a rain storm.

                    I fully anticipate getting over 1,000mi out of these shoes! Highly recommended!

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

                    extremely impressed

                    By joel

                    from denver co

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

                      After 13 hard trail miles in these shoes out of the box I think this is the best all around trail shoe I have ever worn. They are light, protective, flexible. There are no pressure points or seams inside the shoe. They do not constrict my toes even though I have a semi wide forefoot. They feel like a NB MT110 only much better construction and far superior sole. I would for sure race a 50 miler in this shoe. I have never left a comment on this site but these shoes deserve the praise.

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

                      The do Everything Shoe

                      By David

                      from Aloha, OR

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Traction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mixed Terrain
                        • Road Running
                        • Trail Running

                        Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

                        I was looking for a shoe with a low drop, would fit my wide feet and that could handle a little road running as well as trails. The TrailRoc 245 was exactly what I was looking for.

                        The first couple times I ran in them I thought they were just ok. It felt like the heel was slipping a bit. It didn't cause any problems, but just didn't fit quite right. Then I took out the insole and my foot dropped down into the shoe, heel problem was solved and it felt more responsive. I always wear socks and they were very comfortable without the insoles.

                        I don't run very technical trails, but can say these feel great on everything I've tried so far: mud, soft ground, hard dirt and roads. They don't feel like "trail shoes" when on the road, so that was a big plus for me.

                        Overall very happy with these shoes. I only have about 30 miles on them so far, but soles look like I just took them out of the box, so expecting to be able to put a lot of miles on them.

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

                        Great Aggressive Trail Shoe

                        By Shaman

                        from USA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Weather Conditions
                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Inov-8 TrailRoc 245 Trail Running Shoe:

                          Having recently read 'Born to Run', I have begun to understand why I like my super worn out Asics the best; they were best AFTER 400miles were logged..

                          The 245's have served as a great transitional shoe into a 'barefoot' or 'minimalist' style shoe. The low differential (3mm) helps reinforce the changes in my gait I have worked towards.

                          Out of the box, the fit was great. Secure around my heel and loosening up towards the forefoot to allow for your toes to relax and spread out. The simplistic design includes aggressive tread 'lugs' to provide a dependable grip on most any surface.

                          Ran 4 miles the night I got them in the NC mountains; followed by a 36mi trail run the next day.

                          These are now my only training shoe. Logging 6-10mi daily on technical trails. Up to ~250mi about on the pair. The tread shows minor wear from footstrike, otherwise they are mostly in great shape.

                          There are minor signs of the shoes coming apart at the front tip; the black patch of material at the end has peeled back a bit. This is nothing a little glue cannot fix.

                          Overall, GREAT shoe. I will run in these until they fall apart. I plan to aquire a pair of 235's for racing (0mm differential).

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

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