Arch support
Daily running
M: 282g | W: 247g
Heel to toe drop
M: 9mm | W: 9mm
Heel height
M: 25mm | W: 25mm
Forefoot height
M: 16mm | W: 16mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.


We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The synthetic materials and the GORE-TEX upper ensures a breathable and waterproof coverage.

  • Most reviewers noted that the flexibility of this shoe is just right for them to move a bit more naturally.

  • Some stability mechanisms are found in the Roclite 282 GTX and they efficiently allow the runner to perform in a more natural and balanced manner.

  • Sticky rubber on the outsole ensures a durable external layer while also maintaining traction over the various surfaces of the trails, based on some runner’s reviews.

  • Minimalist runners are the ones who are going to enjoy this running shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought that it was one size smaller than the usual.

  • Others noticed the heel area starting to fall apart after a few months of use.

  • It has a very expensive price.

Bottom line

The Roclite 282 GTX from Inov-8 is a great running shoe that many runners who want support and comfort can enjoy. It has waterproofing mechanics, a responsive mid-sole and durable outsole unit for daily adventures.

World wide, Roclite 282 GTX is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Inov-8, is the 15th most popular.

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Expert reviews

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89 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 98
    JasonLevel 3 expert
    by Must Love Jogs
    This shoe is basically awesome. It is super comfortable and very stylish. It is also great quality, as I would expect from Inov-8.
  • 80
    Running MonkeyLevel 3 expert
    by Running Monkey
    Substantial and fairly deep lugs offer grip for both drive and camber, side-to-side, control.
  • 86
    HikeVenturesLevel 1 expert
    by HikeVentures
    The Inov-8 Roclite 282 GTX are probably the best shoes which you can get if you look for the lightest weight and a good sole.
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    …a sticky rubber outsole compound, which has been specially developed using climbing rubber technology. This rubber optimizes grip in wet conditions.

Updates to Roclite 282 GTX

The Inov-8 Roclite 282 GTX features the Gore-Tex membrane that is use in its upper. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof, keeping water out. It keeps the foot drier without affecting the shoe’s breathability features.

Roclite 282 GTX size and fit

The Roclite 282 GTX is available in standard running shoe length and width. The heel area has a close-fitting and the forefoot is a bit wider. It comfortably accommodates those with wider forefoot. The toe box is roomy for toe splay.


The outer unit of the Roclite 282 GTX uses the sticky rubber that is designed to give impressive grip on wet conditions while giving additional durability on high wear areas. The full length lugged pattern gives reliable grip on grass, snow and muddy surfaces. The Meta-Flex groove encourages natural forefoot flex.


The shoe uses the EVA foam that delivers moderate amount of cushioning and flexibility. It works perfectly with the brand’s 3-Arrow Shoc-Zone cushioning system that deliver average amount of underfoot cushioning. It also uses the Fascia Band from the heel to the metatarsal region. It acts as the rigid lever arm for efficient ride. Lastly, the Meta Shank is designed to provide flexible underfoot impact protection.


The upper of the Inov-8 Roclite 282 GTX features the Gore-Tex material which is designed to be waterproof, keeping the foot drier without affecting breathability. The Met-Cradle gives forefoot support and a secure fit through the synthetic upper webbing. The shoe also comes with a TPU lacing support that securely holds the foot for an enhanced running experience.


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