Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$120
Weight
M: 220g | W: 220g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
Forefoot height
M: 16mm | W: 16mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • Majority of the users were satisfied by the good and comfortable fitting of the Terraclaw 220.

  • This shoe had an impressive design as noted in some reviews.

  • It features the Dual-C sticky rubber outsole for optimum grip.

  • The diagonally sewn tongue to keep foot protected from rocks and debris gained positive impression from most runners.

  • The Inov-8 Terraclaw 22 offers added drainage in the upper for more breathability and comfort.

The bad

  • Moderately high-priced shoe.

  • Limited color choices.

Bottom line

The Inov-8 Terraclaw 220 applauded by most runners because it is very lightweight, comfortable and versatile. It is a great trail running shoe that offers a combination of performance and protection. It is ideal for racing and moderately technical trails.



World wide, Terraclaw 220 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Inov-8, is the 11th most popular.

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Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 49 ratings

5 star
82%
4 star
12%
3 star
2%
2 star
2%
1 star
2%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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76 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 99
    Outdoor KineticsLevel 3 expert
    by Outdoor Kinetics
    The Terraclaw 220 could almost have been designed specifically to suit taste for a trail shoes and aside from adding a toe rand, there is nothing at all I would change about them, they really are excellent.
  • 92
    Matt BairdLevel 3 expert
    by 220 Triathlon
    Pricey perhaps, but you pay for quality and the TerraClaw are exactly that. 
  • 85
    AndrewLevel 1 expert
    by Outdoor Kinetics
    The thing that I think is going to divide opinion a bit with the Terraclaw is the underfoot protection and cushioning which does not feature a rock plate and is generally pretty minimal.
  • 81
    Ian CorlessLevel 4 expert
    by Ian Corless
    They then may well use the 250 for longer training runs or longer races.
  • 50
    TomLevel 1 expert
    by Accelerate Buzz
    The upper, which I thought was certain to fail first given how minimal it is, is still perfect. So my one problem lies with the midsole/outsole. The midsole has completely collapsed and there isn’t that much of the studs left any more.
  • 45
    Ian CorlessLevel 4 expert
    by Ian Corless
    Outsole lacks grip on mud, when climbing or descending
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Updates to Terraclaw 220

The Inov-8 Terraclaw 220 features an enhanced outsole that delivers an impressive grip through its sticky rubber compound and the multi-directional lug pattern. It compliments well to the foot’s natural movement and promotes debris release.

The shoe also features an added drainage in the mesh upper. It allows greater breathability, keeping the foot cool and drier all throughout the run.

Terraclaw 220 size and fit

The Terraclaw 220 is available in standard running shoe length and widths for both men’s and women’s versions. The forefoot, heel and midfoot are of standard measurements. This shoe gives comfortable fit to those medium and slightly wider feet.

Outsole

The Dual-C outsole element is used in the Terraclaw 220. It delivers maximum grip on varied terrains and added durability on high wear areas. The stick rubber also gives maximum grip on wet conditions for optimal running performance. The Meta-Flex groove is also a big help in delivering natural forefoot flex during toe-off.

Midsole

The shoe uses the injected EVA foam that absorbs shock and has reliable energy return properties for a resilient ride. The Dynamic Fascia Band is extended in the heel to the forefoot. It gives efficient energy return with every step and it delivers a powerful toe-off.

Upper

The upper of the Inov-8 Terraclaw 220 uses a synthetic mesh that delivers a breathable and lightweight coverage. It keeps foot well ventilated all throughout the run. It also comes with a seamless RayWrap that keeps the foot in place while running. The toe cap protects the foot against bruising and the tongue prevents debris from entering the shoes. The shoe has an asymmetrical lacing that wraps the foot comfortably.


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