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.


  • Terrain


    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.

  • Arch support

    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.

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 10.6oz
    Women: 10.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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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.


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.