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- The Inov-8 Parkclaw 240 is a versatile running shoe that can be used on both road and trail surfaces. The shoe features highly-breathable knitted upper. Aside from delivering breathable coverage, it also provides a more natural fit.

- The shoe also features the POWERFLOW midsole which gives 10% more shock absorption and 15% enhanced energy return compared to the regular midsole foam.

- For  more versatile traction, the outsole comes with a trail-style cleat pattern for a smoother, reliable running experience.

Inov-8 shoes are graded on a scale of 1-5. Representing the most precise and closest fit is Grade 1, while the most comprehensive fitting toe box is Grade 5. The Parkclaw 240's fit scale is Grade 5.

The Inov-8 Parkclaw 240 is true to size. Like the Newton Gravity 8, the available width for the women’s version is B – Medium while the men’s iteration has the D – Medium option.

Integrated into the shoe is the sticky rubber outsole. The purpose of this is to let the user perform excellently on all types of terrains. When compared to road-specific shoe, a more aggressive, trail-style cleat pattern is used. The design of the cleats is essential in ensuring a smoother feel when tackling different paved surfaces.

In the midsole of the shoe is the POWERFLOW technology. The primary goal of which is to give 10% better shock absorption as well as 15% better energy return. This midsole material allows runners to experience a more efficient and enjoyable ride.

Utilized in the shoe is the highly breathable knitted upper fabric. The primary focus of this material is to deliver the most natural and lightweight fit. Along with the fit is the additional comfort that it provides during the running session. 

The fabric used in the upper area is described to be antimicrobial. This material fight of odor and impede bacterial growth. This is vital in maintaining and extending the freshness and dryness of the human foot.

Utilized in making the Inov-8 Parkclaw 240 is the lace-up closure. The primary purpose of this system is for easy on and off.

Additional comfort is encouraged by the moderately padded collar and tongue unit. Runners can confidently start and finish their activities with ease and confidence.

The last of this running shoe utilizes the Standard Fit variant. This is significant in ensuring a snugger heel construction. The Standard Fit variant also focuses on delivering a broader front area for a more secured yet unconstrained in-shoe feel.

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.