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Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.5oz | Women: 8.5oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Forefoot height: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Brand: Inov-8
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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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 with trail-style cleat pattern. The shoe’s outsole aims to provide impressive grip on varied surfaces while delivering durability.

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.

In the upper of the Inov-8 Parkclaw 240 is a highly breathable knitted fabric material that delivers a sock-like and lightweight fit. Aside from breathability, the material also provides all-day comfort.

The fabric used in the upper area is described to be antimicrobial. This is vital in maintaining and extending the freshness and dryness of the foot.

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

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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