Arch support
Daily running
M: 300g | W: 300g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Arcticclaw 300 delivers an impressive grip while running on the trail according to some reviews.

  • Many runners applauded the durable construction of the shoe.

  • The on-the-shoe gaiter that prevents debris from entering the shoe gained positive reviews.

  • The Arcticclaw 300 is very lightweight and feels comfortable all throughout the run.

  • Some runners mentioned that it has the right amount of cushioning and flexibility.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is slightly expensive.

  • Available in limited color options.

Bottom line

The Inov-8 Arcticclaw 300 is a long distance running shoe designed for extreme conditions. Inov-8 has come up with a few new features to ensure a safe and comfortable run for those who love to take things to the extreme.

World wide, Arcticclaw 300 is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Inov-8, is the 15th most popular.

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  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These trainers are built to handle the toughest of terrain, and really give you that added performance on icy or frozen ground.
  • Kaitlyn Shop Zappos
    This shoe is designed for the most extreme running, excelling on on ice and frozen ground.

Updates to Arcticclaw 300

The Inov-8 Arcticclaw 300 features an innovative and enhanced midsole. It utilizes the Invo-8 POWER-FLOW midsole, this new synthetic rubber layer has a two-fold purpose, protection and comfort.

The outer sole has been fitted with PROTEC shanks which are an update of the Meta shank, this provides the same flexibility, but also protects the foot from the metal rods on the outsole. It also added multi-directional cleats that increase the shoe grip on any surface.

It also features the tungsten carbide spikes that delivers maximum grip on varied terrains. It is specifically designed and positioned to deliver the necessary grip throughout the running sycle.

Arcticclaw 300 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Articclaw 300 has a standard running shoe length. Inov-8 is also offering this shoe in standard fit which accommodates runners with wider and medium sized foot. It has a close-fitting heel and wider toe box for toe splay.


The rubber outsole is dotted with tungsten carbide spikes for maximum grip. These spikes are placed to ensure a good grip throughout the whole running movement. It also has a Protec shank covering which in tandem with the spikes gives more protection and freedom of movement.


The midsole uses their Power-Flow technology, which is a synthetic rubber layer that provides about 10% more shock absorption and an 8mm drop, offers more underfoot protection than other brands.


The upper portion is a combination of synthetic rubber and tough textile that gives both protection and a high degree of comfort for the foot, all of this plus a full welded rand which covers the whole shoe for better form and protection.


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