Facts

  • 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
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 11.8oz
    Women: 11.8oz

    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.

  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: X-Wide, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Patrick Barber | Level 1 expert

    I highly suggest this shoe.

  • 85 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible | | Level 5 expert

    Don’t get rid of your training shoes just yet, as these are NOT designed to run in. As a hybrid shoe, there’s nothing too new here since the Reebok Lifter did this first.

  • 98 / 100 | DssTuff | | Level 1 expert

    These shoes offer increased support and give athletes the extra boost of inspiration.

  • 95 / 100 | Alexandra Sports | | Level 1 expert

    Highly technical, lightweight (for a lifter), very stable, yet flexible and comfortable all things that make it excellent value for money and a great investment if you are looking to improve your olympic and/or your heavy lifting.

  • 92 / 100 | Olympic Weight Set Review | | Level 1 expert

    This weightlifting shoe is perfect for regular uses, or the occasional leg day at the gym.

  • 90 / 100 | The Rx Review | | Level 1 expert

    I’ve trained and competed in the 2014 CrossFit Open and 2014 Australia Regional in my Fastlift’s and they didn’t let me down.

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- The Inov-8 Fastlift 335 was designed to serve as a hybrid shoe for cross-training with a strong emphasis on weightlifting. It employs a form-fitting coverage with synthetic overlays for a snug fit.

- Similarly to other Inov-8 Fastlift models, the shoe employs the Power-Truss system. Placed under the heel, it is comprised of TPU pillars that bring a sturdy and non-compressible platform. This construction raises the heel to a 17-mm height, placing it higher than the forefoot to assist in achieving better ankle mobility and a deeper squat.

- The EHC (External Heel Cage) is used for a lightweight, yet firm support in the rearfoot. A Velcro strap complements the lacing system by providing a secure lockdown.

- The outsole unit utilizes Sticky Rubber for multi-surface traction. It extends past the upper in strategic areas, providing more stability and protection.

- The Meta-Flex groove helps the forefoot section bend with the foot.

The Inov-8 Fastlift 335 is available in both men’s and women’s versions. It follows standard measurements when it comes to length and is offered in a range of full and half sizes. The width is D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. It was designed based on Inov-8’s Standard Fit, which implies a snug fit in the rear to prevent the heel from wobbling and a roomy toe box for a natural toe-splay. It is claimed to suit people with broader foot dimensions and those who use the footwear for long training sessions.

The Fastlift 335 makes use of the Sticky Rubber compound to ensure grip on wood, rubber, and concrete surfaces. The checker plate design and the suction cups in the heel section work together to prevent slippage when lifting weights. The outsole extends past the upper unit, forming a wide base for extra support and stability.

It features the Meta-Flex technology at the forefoot section. This groove creates a flex point to accommodate the natural bending of the foot.

The Power-Truss wedge of the Fastlift 335 is comprised of the strategically-positioned TPU pillars. The lightweight, yet firm nature of the TPU material forms a robust platform which doesn’t compress under heavy weight.

A synthetic material makes up the upper unit of the Inov-8 Fastlift 335 for a snug fit. Additional layers of synthetic provide support and give structure to the façade.

An external heel cage holds the rear of the foot in a TPU brace. It connects directly to the Power-Truss wedge to keep the foot stable during lifting sessions.

A combination of laces and a Velcro strap is used for its closure. The two mechanisms offer a secure and adjustable fit.

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