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.
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WeightMen: 10.6ozWomen: 10.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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85 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews
You know, minimal shoe, drains well, looks great, fantastic grip.
As far as an overall OCR shoe, I highly recommend the Inov-8 Mudclaw 300.
The upper is near mountain shoe perfection, and the outsole is sticky, aggressive, yet still runs ok on harder terrain (and much better than inov-8’s x-talon and Terraclaw outsoles).
A fully gusseted tongue helps keep any debris out.
Updates to Inov-8 Mudclaw 300
- The Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 delivers an impressive grip on every step even on muddy and soft terrain through the 8mm aggressive studs with multi-directional pattern. The studs allow runners to survive the soft ground running.
- Enhanced durability and protection is what this shoe offers. It comes with a great combination of hard and medium sticky rubber in the outsole for long lasting durability. The upper and toe bumper is also designed to deliver outstanding protection, keeping the foot free from stone bruising and other trail running damages.
Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 size and fit
The Mudclaw 300 has a standard running shoe length. It is a unisex running shoe that is available in several sizes ideal for both men and women. The heel, midfoot and forefoot comfortably accommodate those with narrow forefoot.
The Mudclaw 300 uses the Mudclaw off-trail outsole that gives reliable traction and the aggressive lugs offer impressive grip especially on wet and muddy surfaces. The Endurance Rubber Compound id designed for optimal grip on wet conditions and maximum running performance.
The midsole of the shoe uses the 2-arro Shoc-Zone that delivers moderate underfoot cushioning. It also utilizes the traditional EVA midsole foam that is extended in the entire midsole to deliver cushioning and flexibility. The Meta-Shank is strategically placed in the midfoot to the forefoot for added impact protection and underfoot flexibility.
The upper of the Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 uses synthetic mesh covers that deliver breathable coverage without being too bulky and heavy. The met-cradle in the upper gives added forefoot support and secure fit. It has nylon lacing system that utilizes the brand’s traditional nylon lacing support, delivering a secure and comfortable fit. The 6mm footbed provides added underfoot comfort.