Arch support
Daily running
M: 275g | W: g
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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 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • This shoe has reliable grip on snowy surfaces.

  • The ArticTalon 275 provides flexibility and right amount of cushioning.

  • Many mentioned that this is a fast shoe.

  • The sole unit is very durable as mentioned in some comments.

  • It keeps the foot warm while running on snowy conditions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the shoe is too narrow for them.

  • There are testers who experience discomfort while wearing the shoe on long runs.

Bottom line

The Inov-8 ArctictTalon 275 is a reliable running shoe. It is designed for snowy or icy conditions. This shoe is equipped with the necessary technologies to survive extreme conditions. With the closed fitting, this shoe is definitely designed for runners with narrow foot.

World wide, Arctic Talon 275 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
    [sic] Good cushioning down there where you have EVA in the footbed, which is very shock absorbing and won't weigh the shoe down whilst giving you that added cushioning.
  • Kaitlyn Shop Zappos
    Still offers the protection with a full rand, and the option to attach a gaiter directly to the shoe.

Updates to Arctic Talon 275

The Arctic Talon 275 has carefully aligned spikes on the outsole. These extremely durable spikes provide the runner the confidence to run and yet maintain the stability required for running in the winter time or on the most severe, frozen off-road terrain. The Arctic Talon 275 will not slip easily in any terrain or ground condition.

The Arctic Talon 275 has the 4-finger polymer ProtecShank™ which gives it the same level of flexibility as the Meta-Shank™ and it aligns with spikes underneath to protect foot from the metal spikes in the OROC™ outsole. This allows the runner protection and comfort, providing exceptional performance in the most challenging winter or arctic conditions encountered.

Arctic Talon 275 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the ArticTalon 275 comes in regular shoe length. Following the Inov-8 precision fit, this shoe has a close fitting that encourages minimal internal foot movement. This means that this shoe is ideal for narrow-footed runners.


The Arctic Talon 275 outsole features the tungsten carbide spikes and sticky rubber soles for better footing. Gaiter clips are built into the shoes to allow a gaiter to be attached, preventing debris from entering the shoes.


The Arctic Talon 275 has a 6 mm thick midsole with EVA foam injected to provide cushioning. The EVA foam that does not weigh the shoes down and a very good shock absorber and has better energy return properties than comparable midsole materials. A fabric lining inside provides a comfortable in shoe feel.


The Arctic Talon 275 uppers are made from breathable, lightweight synthetic mesh to keep the feet nice and cool. The material comes in blue, black, silver and yellow colors. It has an X-Lock and Tongue Lock to make a comfortable, and yet secure fit to the runner’s feet.


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