Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

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

    Trail

    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.

    Competition

    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
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 9.7oz
    Women: 9.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 is a road running shoe that is designed for neutral runners. The upper is made up of Open Mesh, which aims to provide a breathable and lightweight coverage.
  • The outsole utilizes the Tri-C Compound to provide the needed amount of grip for a wide range of road surfaces.
  • The PowerFlow+ midsole aims to deliver a smoother ride for better energy return and shock absorption.

When it comes to sizing, Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 has a standard running shoe length. The shoe is best for runners who prefer short and long-distance road running activities. Standard Fit is available for runners who have wider feet. It uses a close-fitting heel that locks the foot down and a full toe box which allows the runner's toes to splay out naturally and comfortably.

The outsole of the Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 is made up of the Tri-C Compound that has three different combinations of rubbers. It uses a sticky, soft rubber on the arch and the toe areas to improve traction, an endurance rubber spanning from the metatarsals to the heel to enhance durability, and a sticky, hard rubber on the lateral and medial forefoot to improve wear rate. 

Located in the forefoot area is the Meta-Flex Groove. This technology's purpose is to encourage natural forefoot flex during the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

It utilizes the Terradapter heel unit whose purpose is to provide added durability and protection at heel strike.

The 2-Arrow Shoc-Zone aims to provide moderate underfoot cushioning and an 8-mm heel-to-toe drop. It is the level of cushioning of Inov-8 that is based on their 0-4 arrow scale.

It utilizes the PowerFlow+ technology, the goal of which is to deliver a smoother ride while improving energy return and shock absorption.

The Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 uses the Dynamic Fascia Band or DFB, which runs from the forefoot to the heel. This technology serves as a rigid lever arm that releases energy with every step. Its purpose is to help runners move more efficiently and faster.

The upper unit of the Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 utilizes an External Heel Counter which is strategically designed for added heel support and snug fit. This material is significant in helping runners to maintain their natural gait.

It has an External Toe Cap that adds to the product's durability and toe protection.

It uses an Open Mesh that aims to deliver better breathability, making the shoe suitable for running and walking in all conditions.

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