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.
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WeightMen: 10.8ozWomen: 10.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 14mmWomen: 14mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJun 2017
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Updates to Inov-8 Roclite 305 GTX
- The all-around features of the Inov-8 Roclite 305 GTX enable the runners to perform more confidently on the trails. The Gore-Tex delivers excellent protection from unnecessary moisture and harsh conditions, thereby keeping the foot-chamber cool and dry.
- The soft nylon material of the upper offers a breathable and snug fit. The Powerflow midsole delivers an optimal combination of comfortability and responsiveness. Also, the Tri-C Outsole is known for its enhanced flexibility and better grip on challenging surfaces.
Inov-8 Roclite 305 GTX size and fit
The GTX version of the Roclite 305 is a neutral trail running shoe that has a standard length. It is available in the regular widths of D and B for men and women, respectively. Its semi-curved shape and the roomy interior accommodate the natural shape and motion of the foot. Also, the wearers are able to follow their natural gait while running.
The Roclite 305 GTX features the Tri-C Outsole for sure performance on challenging surfaces. The rubber is both flexible and durable. It provides traction over steep slopes and wet terrains. Also, its intelligent design enables the instant release of small rocks and debris, thereby resulting in a self-cleaning mechanism.
The Inov-8 Roclite 305 GTX houses the Powerflow Midsole, which, according to Inov-8, is 10 % more efficient and 15 % more responsive compared to the conventional foams.
The Sturdy Rubber Toe Cap in the forefoot region of the shoe protects the toes from any harsh contact with debris and abrasive surfaces.
The Second-Generation Meta-Shank is a rock-plate that provides additional protection underfoot and reduces the risk of injury.
The upper is made using the flexible nylon material which fits snugly around the foot and offers a very soft feel. Also, its perforated structure allows for proper ventilation inside the shoe which keeps the internal environment healthy and dry.
The Gore-Tex Upper effectively protects the foot from water infiltration. It also delivers enhanced breathability, thereby, keeping the foot dry and cool throughout the running session.
The Mesh Lining across the upper further increases the comfortability of the footwear. It is also highly breathable in nature.
The Adapterweb Met-Cradle maintains the snug fit for the user throughout the running session by adapting to the natural foot shape and its movements.
The X-Lock System locks down the heel in its proper place and improves the fit for the wearer.
The Integrated Tongue Gusset is placed strategically across the upper to keep the small rocks and debris out of the shoe. Also, the tongue secures the foot in position and prevents uncomfortable sliding inside the shoe.