Who should buy the Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2

  • Ideal for road runners with neutral pronation who want a lightweight and superb performance racing and training partner.
  • For anyone who wants a road running shoe with a combination of versatility, durability, and performance on long distance running.

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Reliable traction and durability

The outsole of the Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 is made up of the Tri-C Compound that has three different combinations of rubbers.

Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 outsole

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. 

Encourages natural forefoot flex

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.

Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 forefoot flex

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

Roadclaw 275 v2 boosts your efficiency and speed

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.

Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 cushioning

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.

Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 is a breathable shoe

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.

Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 v2 breathable shoe

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.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 9.7oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 16mm
Heel height: 24mm

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