|Weight:||Men: 9.9oz | Women: 9.9oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 13mm | Women: 19mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 7mm | Women: 13mm|
|Type:||Low drop | Minimalist|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Multi, Red|
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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
For my shorter, faster runs I’ll probably go between these and my X-Talon 212’s depending on the conditions and terrain.
Right out of the box these shoes were flexible, comfortable, and fit well. I have logged over 25 miles in them so far. My only recommendation is to put them on when you get to the trail otherwise if you have a concrete floor like I do in our house you might end up with hole marks in the floor.
What makes this shoe stand out - besides the colour - is that it has before mentioned spikes, a whopping nine of them to be correct. Six under the forefoot, three under the heel, guaranteeing you solid grip on every surface
The more technical the trail the more these shoes shine.
Basically, these shoes were a revelation – the freedom and flexibility of them can be seen in the video, the way they stretch as my foot splays on impact is what makes them unbelievably comfortable, but the support and grip make them a safe and perfect choice for wild running.
- The Inov-8 Oroc 280 features a reliable outer sole that is different from the traditional running shoes. It has 9 metal studs distributed in the forefoot and heel area for enhanced grip and stronger traction. This allows runners to tackle even the toughest terrain efficiently.
The Oroc 280 has a standard running shoe length. The midfoot and heel are of standard measurements and offered a snug fit. The forefoot is a bit narrow, offering a top-notch contouring. This shoe is also available in standard running shoe width.
The outsole of the shoe features the 9 metal studs that delivers impressive grip on soft and muddy surfaces. There are 6 metal studs strategically located in the forefoot and 3 in the heel. A dual-density rubber is also found in the outsole for added durability especially on high wear areas. This outsole configuration is very the same with the Oroc 280 v2 trail shoe.
This shoe comes with a reliable midsole cushioning. The cushioning and midsole technology of the Oroc 280 delivers enough underfoot protection and comfort especially during rocky trails. It also gives enough support on slippery and muddy surfaces.
The Inov-8 Oroc 280 uses the most durable material for a comfortable and reliable upper coverage. The durable fabric works well with the envelope leather that keeps the foot well-protected. The upper built is designed to keep foot cool, dry and free from dirt even on muddy conditions.