Who should buy the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260

  • A solid investment for off-road running enthusiasts and competitive athletes who enjoy obstacle course racing.
  • A great trail companion for anyone who is looking for a lightweight and reliable trail shoe that can handle unpredictable terrains.

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Updates to the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260

  • Gripping lugs pockmark this section of the shoe, and they’re meant to hold onto the topography with ease.
  • Upper unit features a highly durable textile that wraps around the foot securely.
  • Bolstered by Kevlar overlays.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 updates

50% more durable

Graphene-enhanced rubber is the material that is used for the outsole unit of the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260. This layer is made to be 50% more durable than regular outsole compounds.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 outsole

It is also meant to be 50% more malleable; so when it comes to surface control, runners won’t worry about an overly stiff exterior. This outsole material is also utilized in the Inov-8 TerraUltra G 260.

Mudclaw G 260 delivers grippy performance

Heightened traction is the responsibility of the 8-millimeter lugs. These protrusions are designed to grip both dry and wet surfaces, though they’re intended for the soft ground as obstacle course racing mostly involves muddy and slippery paths.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 grippy lugs

EXTEROFLOW is a cushioning platform that’s responsible for carrying the foot throughout the running session.

Converts the impact into kinetic energy

It takes in impact shock during the landing phase then converts the force into kinetic energy that the foot can use for the liftoff. It is not stiff, and it doesn’t restrict the movement capacity of the muscles, bones, and joints.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 mesh

Mesh is used for the upper unit of the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260. It is not an ordinary mesh as it has a robust construction that resists wear-and-tear.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 allows air into the foot-chamber

But it is still breathable as it has little breathing ports that accommodate air into the foot-chamber. The primary mesh is supported by Kevlar overlays.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 overlays

These network of add-ons is anticipated to help the façade in maintaining a secure fit, yet it also aims to heighten durability. It is likened to traditional toe-guards and anti-debris covers but directly integrated to the shoe’s silhouette.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 9.2oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 5mm
Heel height: 9mm

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