• 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm

    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: Narrow, Standard
    Women: Narrow, Standard, Wide
  • Release date
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Updates to Inov-8 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.

Inov-8 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.