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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

    Cross-training

    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    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.

  • Price
    $160
  • Weight
    Men: 12.5oz
    Women: 12.5oz

    Weight

    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 drop
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Heel height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 3mm
    Women: 3mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: X-Wide, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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81 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible | | Level 5 expert

    For current owners of the 335, while the 325 is an excellent replacement, it’s just an evolution of the 335 and honestly doesn’t really warrant the upgrade for the loss of 10g. Unless of course your shoes are wrecked.

  • 88 / 100 | RIZKNOWS | | Level 3 expert

    The Inov-8 Fastlift 325 are really really comfortable. Number two, they are incredibly lightweight!

  • 75 / 100 | WeightliftingShoeGuide.com | Level 3 expert

    When it comes to maximal perfomance on weightlifting exercises ans squats however, you’ll get a better result with stiffer and more stable shoes like the Adidas Adipower, or the Nike Romaloes 2. Compared to those shoes, the Fastlift 325 has an advantage in comfort, flexibility, and being lighter in weight.

  • 80 / 100 | London Box Battles | | Level 1 expert

    Great for CrossFit and good value for money. Not my favourite for pure weightlifting as the width of the shoe gives it a little less stability.

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  • The Fastlift 325 is a weightlifting shoe from Inov-8 which was designed with versatility in mind. Its construction also caters to a number of CrossFit WODs.
  • The use of different technologies on the sole such as the META FLEX grooves and the PowerTruss wedge serves to deliver a combination of flexibility and stability.
  • The shoe utilizes an elevated heel with a 17-mm heel-to-toe differential. It allows for better ankle mobility during squats.

The Fastlift 325 uses a sticky rubber material for the outsole. It serves to provide better traction and prevent underfoot slipping during dynamic movements.

The shoe also features the META FLEX technology, a groove across the forefoot that adds flexibility to the sole. It allows the forefoot area to bend independently from the rest of the sole.

Small circles in the heel portion of the outsole act like suction cups on flat surfaces. They help to plant the shoe firmly on the ground and provide steadiness during squatting or lifting weights.

The most notable feature of the Fastlift 325 is the PowerTruss wedge. Instead of a full-length midsole, the PowerTruss looks like columns in the heel of the shoe. It is made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which is not easily compressed. TPU is a popular material used in footwear because of its resistance to oil and light weight, aside from its durability.

The upper of the shoe is made from a combination of mesh and synthetic materials. This makes the Fastlift 325 not only light but also breathable. It also helps in keeping the feet cool during rigorous workouts.

The shoe employs a traditional lacing system with flat laces that can be pulled to tighten the fit.

A single midfoot Velcro strap locks the foot inside the trainer. This feature enhances the snugness of the upper.

The TPU part of the midsole extends to the heel portion of the upper mesh to create the Heel Cage which cradles the rearfoot. This secures the foot during lateral movements.

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