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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.5oz
    Women: 6.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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 height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 13mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
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79 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Gear Institute

    The inov-8 Race Ultra 270 is built to handle any type of terrain in all kinds of trail conditions. It’s comfortable and durable enough to sustain high-mileage training, but on race day its weight will be a drawback.

  • 80 / 100 | Runblogger

    The 270 fits a little lower volume in the midfoot than the 290, but has a more spacious toe box feel. The latter is most likely due to the use of all welded overlays instead of the stitched rand of the 290.

  • 80 / 100 | Canadian Running Magazine

    The 270 is a lighter, you guessed it, more race-oriented version of Inov-8s popular line of trail shoes.

  • 75 / 100 | Running Competitor

    Heel slippage when running uphill, but most enjoyed the wide forefoot that allowed the toes to splay for more control on downhills.

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Updates to Inov-8 Race Ultra 270

  • The Inov-8 Race Ultra 270 features a versatile grip property through the Tri-C outsole with the unique lug pattern. The outsole delivers reliable grip on varied surfaces and the sticky rubber delivers added durability on high wear areas.

Inov-8 Race Ultra 270 size and fit

The Race Ultra 270 is available in standard running shoe length. The midfoot is in medium measurement and the heel gives a close-fitting. The forefoot is a bit wider, giving enough room for the toes to move freely. This shoe gives great fit to those with medium and slightly wider foot.


The Race Ultra 270 comes with a flatter trail outer sole that has low lug pattern. It is designed for runners to efficiently tackle both the roads and hard packed trails.

It also uses the Tri-C compound that delivers excellent grip and added durability on high wear areas. This Tri-C outsole material is also utilized in the Roclite 290 and other Inov-8 running shoes.

Lastly, the Meta-Flex groove encourages natural foot flex during toe-off.


The midsole of the shoes uses the full length compressed EVA for reliable underfoot cushioning. Together with this is the 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone delivers minimal underfoot cushioning. The dynamic Fascia Band acts a rigid lever arm that helps runners experience a powerful rebound. The Meta-Shank from the midfoot to the forefoot gives flexible underfoot protection.


The upper of the Inov-8 race Ultra 270 uses synthetic mesh covers that delivers breathable and lightweight coverage. It works perfectly with the TPU lacing system that delivers added support and secure fit. It also comes with gaiter strap for efficient gaiter attachment to prevent debris from entering the shoe while running.