Our verdict


Wearers welcomed this versatile running shoe for its ability to handle speed training sessions and gym workouts. They also appreciate the traction and foot balance the Inov-8 F-Lite 245 provides. However, some found the shoe restrictive and poor in cushioning. In the end, fans of neutral running shoes that can handle running and gym training will enjoy this offering by Inov-8.


  • Lightweight
  • Steady platform design
  • Stretchy upper structure
  • Reliable outsole traction
  • Delivers balance


  • Restrictive in-shoe experience
  • Lacks cushioning

Who should buy the Inov-8 F-Lite 245

The Inov-8 F-Lite 245 is a must-have if:

  • A shoe ideal for gym workouts and promotes lateral movements is what you need. 
  • You are looking for footwear light enough for all-day wear.
  • You like running shoes with a quiet yet appealing design.

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Updates to the Inov-8 F-Lite 245

Versatile performance on the roads is the name of the game when it comes to the Inov-8 F-Lite 245. This product offers freedom of motion while also accommodating speed and the foot’s natural capacity to get its own balance. A minimalist design governs this shoe, with a knitted textile upper and close-to-the-ground midsole accentuating a lightweight and agreeable ride.

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Size and fit

The standard sizing scheme was used with the Inov-8 F-Lite 245. Runners can get a pair with their usual choices of size in mind. Still, it is worth mentioning that testing this product personally prior to purchase can potentially enhance the perception of comfort and security throughout its viable usefulness.

The quality of the sideways fit is affected by the semi-curved shape of the platform, as well as the stretchy nature of the knitted textile. The inherent curvature of the human foot serves as the outline of this product’s shape.

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Sticky outsole

The outsole unit of the Inov-8 F-Lite 245 features a rubber compound that is sticky in construction. This layer protects the midsole foam from the potentially abrasive nature of the surfaces. It also adheres to the ground, offering a grip that is agreeable and consistent.

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Meta-Flex is a flex groove near the ball of the foot that permits the natural bending of the toe joints and tendons. The forefoot lift is the part of the step that benefits the most from this feature as it is the part that involves the flexing of the foot.

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Shock shield platform

The midsole unit of the Inov-8 F-Lite 245 is made of EXTEROFLOW. This material offers high-tier shock absorption in a relatively thin package. The close-to-the-ground nature of this full-length piece encourages proprioception or the perception of the natural balance that comes with being able to feel the ground beneath the sole unit of the shoe.

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Supple upper

The upper unit of the Inov-8 F-Lite 245 is made of a knitted textile. This stretchy material offers a seamless wrap that is similar to a woven cloth. It hugs the foot and secures it without sacrificing natural movement.

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Some sections have close-weave patterns that mimic the reinforcing purpose of traditional overlays. Knitted textiles are featured in many running shoe series, including the well-known Pure Boost line.

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The Inov-8 F-Lite 245's lacing system

A traditional lacing system permits the wearer to adjust the tightness or looseness of the fit. Thin, flat shoelaces snake through discreet overlays, and they stave off hot spots and chafing when adjusting the fit.

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