Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mm
Heel heightMen: 20mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
Updates to Inov-8 F-Train 240
- The F-Train 240 is part of Inov-8’s training shoe line. What this means is that it is equipped with technologies that help the wearer face grueling workouts head-on. The upper is made of Lycra and mesh, a combination that delivers a secure foothold. At the midfoot, the Adapterfit cradle not only helps with side-to-side support but also protects against abrasion during rope climbs.
- A Fusion midsole provides underfoot cushioning. The shock attenuation property is enhanced by the Power Footbed insole found inside.
- As for the outsole, a Dual-C Sticky compound protects hard-wearing sections like the forefoot and the heel. This construction allows the trainer to keep the weight quite minimal without sacrificing the grip.
Inov-8 F-Train 240 size and fit
The Inov-8 F-Train 240 is a pair of unisex training shoes. The sizing follows a man’s measurements, which is available in US 5.5 to 14, including half and full sizes in between. Gentlemen’s measurements are about 1.5 sizes bigger than women. So ladies interested in a pair should get a size 8.5 if they’re usual size is a 10 in training shoes for female. As for the width, it is marked as 3 in Inov-8’s Fit Scale, which is a D - Medium profile.
A Dual-C Sticky rubber makes up the outsole of the Inov-8 F-Train 240. This compound is crafted to provide traction on various surfaces, especially gym floors. The segmented rubber layout allows the shoe to retain its lightweight construction without compromising the grip.
The outsole also employs the Meta-Flex technology which facilitates multi-directional flexibility. This innovation allows the foot to move naturally forwards and laterally.
The Inov-8 F-Train 240 employs the Fusion midsole. This material is the combination of rubber and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) which delivers a durable platform that supports the foot and reduces shock felt by the feet.
Inside the trainer is the Power Footbed insole whichenhances the shock attenuation of the midsole. It is created to be firm to support weightlifting activities. It also prevents the feet from sliding inside while working out.
The Inov-8 F-Train 240 sports a bootie construction. Lycra and mesh constitute the upper of the trainer. Lycra makes up the quarters and the heel for a secure foothold while the open mesh fabric is found at the forefoot. The mesh material ensures that the foot chamber is properly ventilated during training.
A synthetic overlay creates a toe bumper that protects the toes during burpees and sled pushes. At the back, a leather-like overlay forms an external heel cup that steadies the rearfoot.
Keeping the foot locked securely in place is the Adapterfit cradle on the midfoot. This cage-like structure integrates with the lacing system, so when the laces are cinched, lateral support is amplified. This element also protects the underlying material against abrasion during rope climbs.
Another workout shoe to consider is the Inov-8 All Train 215. This model also uses the Adapterfit technology but has more support for lateral movements because of the Heel Lock TPU counter.