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One of the promises of the Roclite 300 from Inov-8 is to deliver comfort and protection. To achieve this, one of the technical elements equipped to the running shoe is its ROCLITE rubber outsole. It exhibits high-strength properties, resisting abrasion. 

Incorporated into the midsole configuration of the trail running platform is the PowerFlow foam. It supplies maximum resilience for a highly responsive running performance.

The Inov-8 Roclite is patterned using the standard sizing measurements for both men and women. Thus, runners can get a pair with their usual size choice.

Meanwhile, the fit of the Roclite 300 is influenced by several of its components. One of these is the mesh upper which offers a form-fitting wrap around the foot. It enhances security within the foot chamber, preventing premature shoe removal. Designed with the Met-Cradle technology, the running shoe features a roomy toe box, permitting natural toe splay without sacrificing lockdown.

As suggested by the name, the sole of the neutral running shoe is geared with the brand's ROCLITE outsole powered by STICKYRUBBER. This technology is a combination of EVA foam and synthetic rubber. It exhibits a multi-directional, claw-shaped fashion that's intended to grip on any type of terrain for multi-function performance. With its makeup, the outsole component is not merely about sturdiness and traction. It also augments the energy transfer from the wearer to the road for pronounced propulsion throughout the gait cycle.

Comprised of an active compound, the PowerFlow midsole gives the Inov-8 Roclite 300 enough support and bounce. Because it is able to reduce the resistance on the underfoot, it promotes smooth transitions, regardless of the ground texture. It also effectively attenuates shock during impact, protecting the foot from strain and injury. 

Complementing the PowerFlow foam is the METAPLATE shank. It adheres to the pledge of the trail shoe of delivering premier protection, shielding the foot from any debris and hazardous ground elements. Moreover, it also equips the foot with a plush underfoot sensation that amplifies comfort and shock absorption.

Similar to the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5, the Inov-8 Roclite is enveloped with mesh textile. Aside from outfitting the platform with lockdown wrap, the upper material also heightens the breathability within the foot compartment. This disables the growth of bacteria that may cause foot odor. It also aids in wicking away moisture to maintain a healthy foot environment. Because it barely utilizes any weight, the upper prevents drag from happening. 

A staple to all of Inov-8's running shoes. the Met-Cradle technology is also incorporated into Roclite 300's composition. It increases midfoot lockdown for a highly stabilized running performance.


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