Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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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.
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WeightMen: 10.6ozWomen: 10.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Inov-8 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.
Inov-8 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. This midsole material is also utilized in the Trail Talon 290, Trail Talon 235 and other running shoes from Inov-8.
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.