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Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe

Inov-8 X-Talon 200

Item #INN152
MSRP:$94.95
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INOV-8® X-TALON™ 200 :: If obstacle course racing is what gets your soles stoked, the new Inov-8® X-Talon™ 200 just might be your perfect pick. Tackle every course in total comfort in the lightweight yet hardy upper that features reinforced mesh for breathability and bank-on-it durability. Tame even the toughest obstacles with the deep cleats and Rope-Tec™ on the outsole, and keep water and mud from slowing you down thanks to the DWR treatment on the new X-Talon™ 200.

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

Features & Benefits:

  • Designed with features added specifically for obstacle races
  • Lightweight, high durability upper with reinforced TPU overlays: Allows the racer to tackle all courses
  • Deep cleats and Rope-Tec on the outsole: Delivers added durability to the shoe and gives greater traction and protection when climbing and descending ropes
  • DWR: Double Water Resistant coated upper: Offers protection from water and mud
  • First shoe in the x-talon range to come in Standard Fit: Allows the toes to splay naturally for increased comfort
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 3mm
  • WEIGHT: 7.0 ounces
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Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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3.0

Good for strictly trails.

By Joanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

Sadly I have a wide foot and normally buy a men's sneaker. So I was a little nervous about these. But just like the previous reviews stated, they are plenty wide enough. It was great!.. The con was they do not drain well at all. There are no drainage holes. I felt the sneaker held onto a lot of water. I would consider a different trail shoe if you are doing water obstacles. If your on just trails, they will be great.

 
5.0

Definitely worth purchasing!

By Kyle

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

These shoes are great! They're nice and light and really grip well on the trails and in dirt. Never had to break these in and they worked great on a 7 mile run right out of the box. They're nice and wide in the toe box but slim everywhere else which is great for me. They're not all that waterproof. I had wet socks after running through wet grass for about 20 minutes but overall would buy these in a heartbeat. Definitely looking to try one of their road shoes.

 
5.0

i liked them so much i bought a second pair

By sameh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

Loved this shoe. Bought it for my first Spartan race, and the grip really helped me to not slip on the trails, rocks, ramps, and walls. Did not need to break them in and wore them without socks and didn't get any blisters. Various other reviews recommend getting it a half size up, which I did, and was good recommendation​. Only small negative is that it doesn't drain water very quickly. Very happy with this purchase

 
5.0

Great purchase

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

Bought these for Spartan Racing. Used them once so far. Grip is great, very comfortable. I believe they are true to size.. Only complaint is that they don't drain as well as my Reebok Terrain Supers. Would purchase again.

 
5.0

Perfect

By wesley

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

This is my 6th pair of trail shoes in a couple years. I've struggled to find good shoes because of my wide foot. I am in love. This toe box is wide enough for my foot and that's rare without having an actual wide size. Grip is amazing! Definitely order half size up

 
5.0

Yes I would buy this product again

By Jordan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

These are my race shoes for spartan and I love them

 
4.0

Great shoes on the trail!

By Jon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

The ONLY reason I am giving only 4 stars is because I've only used them a couple of times. Each time, the shoes were awesome! I tried hills, rocks, mud, grass, trails, all with comfort and success. I can't wait to hit some obstacles.

 
5.0

Buying this shoe again

By Tomek

from Chicago, IL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

    Bought this shoe for my Spartan race and it was excellent! Running through mud and obstacles was a breeze. This shoe definitely helped shave time off of my race.

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

    Outstanding OCR shoe

    By GuchieDad

    from Pennsylvania

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Treads
    • Spartan Ready
    • Wide Toe Box

    Cons

    • Poor Water Drainage

    Best Uses

    • Obstacle Course Racing
    • Ocr Shoe

    Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

    I ordered this shoe based on all the reviews online for Obstacle Course Racing. Got to ordering it late, so received it only days before my first Spartan Beast race. Breaking in the shoe wasn't even necessary. Fit perfectly and comfortably right out of the box. During the entire 15 miles of the course, there was NOT ONE place where my feet lost any traction! Climbing and descending hills was a breeze, and slugging through the mud was no problem at all. The shoe was super comfortable, and even had the side, front, and bottom grips to help climb ropes and walls easily. I would have given this 5 stars, but the one negative I found was that it didn't drain water very well. After walking through rivers and lakes throughout the course, it felt like I was still running through water. Easily fixable by emptying the shoe, but would have liked to have some sort of drainage holes for that. Overall though, excellent trail shoe, and super happy with the way it gripped every piece of land I encountered. If running trails, up and down mountains (ie Spartan races!), definitely be sure to SIZE UP to give yourself more room in the shoe.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    High Performance, low durability

    By Curtis

    from Washington, IL

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

    I've trail run in Inov-8 shoes for over 10 years and I love them. I previously ran in the X-Talon 212 and they were great. Since RoadRunner does not sell the 212 I decided to try the 200's. Right out of the box they are light and comfortable. My only issue, and it's a big one, is that the fabric keeps ripping out right by my pinkie toe. I returned one pair and received two more to rotate. One pair is doing the same thing already so I'm about to return both pairs. Luckily RoadRunner is very good about returns. I will still buy Inov-8's, probably, just not the 200's.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Finally an obstacle course shoe

    By forthoseabouttorock

    from PA

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Drains water well
    • Excellent fit
    • Good grip
    • Mud Does Not Stick
    • No Foot Pain Post Race
    • No Slip On Snow Mud Rock

    Cons

    • Inov 8 Decal Fell Off
    • Knot Came Undone Once
    • Laces Material
    • Long laces
    • Slight Heal Rubbing

    Best Uses

    • Obstacle Course Racing
    • Trail Walkhikerun

    Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

    I usually do not write reviews of shoes but felt compelled with this one. This shoe performed beyond my expectations for a Spartan Beast Race. No slipping the entire race thru mud, rock, ice, water and snow. excellent wide toe box. First race without any toe, foot or ankle pain post-race. slight heal abrasion post-race but no blisters. Agree with recommendation about sizing up 1/2 size.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent Fit. Comfortable.

    By Dawn the Doer

    from Richland Center, Wi

    Comments about Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Trail Running Shoe:

    Since these shoes are new to the market I was a bit concerned about the lack of reviews available but I took a risk and bought a pair. After receiving my shoes, I tried them on and found them very comfortable. I find that I often have problems with the fit of shoes because i prefer my shoes tighter looser in the toe and conforming everywhere else. The lacing system allows me to cinch the shoes down to fit my foot perfectly. The toe box remains roomy regardless of the laces. Since my feet swell during races this is a nice feature that allows for expansion. The toe box, while roomy, is not bulky. This is important because I run a lot of obstacle races that require the ability to grip with my toes. The sole of the shoe has cleat-like grips so I wouldn't recommend these for running on anything but dirt as you would likely rip the lugs right off. These would excellent for runs or races, mud runs especially, where good traction is a must. I took them out for a test spin and tested the drainage. I ran through a small creek several times and my feet stayed relatively dry. The mesh on the shoe allows for good drainage. Overall, I am extremely impressed with this shoe in terms of customization, comfort, and drainage, which is good because I have a lot of races this year.

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    • No

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