• Terrain


    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.

  • 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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 11.1oz
    Women: 11.1oz
  • 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: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
  • Special editions
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87 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Active Gear Review | | Level 3 expert

    : The Inov-8 Roclite 315 GTX trail running shoe is ready for any adventure and will without question stand up to any challenge put in it's path.

  • 75 / 100 | Gear Institute | | Level 3 expert

    The RocLite 315 is Inov-8’s all-around trail model, designed to handle technical terrain but stay comfortable enough for long days on the trail and ultramarathons. It has impressive ground-feel and aggressive tread, but the uppers and midsole are stiff and inflexible. The result is a shoe that feels clunky and unwieldy instead of agile and fast.

  • 89 / 100 | Trail Monster Running | | Level 2 expert

    This shoes has been a favorite of many Trail Monsters over the past few years, but like me many of them have started to transition to some of Inov-8’s lighter shoes.

  • 88 / 100 | Rise to It | Level 2 expert

    It’s the kind of shoe that is good to go right out the box. Comfort, adequate grip and performance, are all present in abundance, and you’ll get a good feel for the ground while the aggressive tread gives you good traction on technical tracks.

  • 87 / 100 | Endurance Buzz | | Level 1 expert

    For those looking for a moderately light, low-er profile trail running shoe that allows a fair amount of feedback from the trail, the Inov-8 Roclite 315 is definitely worth checking out. My experience has definitely been positive so far.

  • 85 / 100 | Stick's Blog | | Level 1 expert

    But, at this point, I can say that I am happy that I moved to trail runners for these hikes. They seemed to perform well and I like to think that I could feel the difference in weight, but that may also be due to my light pack too!

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  • The Inov-8 Roclite 315 is a running shoe that’s designed to tackle various types of terrain. The upper unit has been specially crafted to withstand exposure to outdoor debris and abrasive surfaces. Gaiter anchors are added to permit the option to further level-up the protective features.
  • An energy-giving midsole compound serves as the primary cushioning system of this off-road companion. It’s configured to attenuate shock and transfer the energy to the foot and leg of the wearer, potentially enlivening each step.
  • Moderately protruding gripping lugs allow the Inov-8 Roclite 315 to tackle rocky surfaces and level ground. Three rubber compounds make up the outsole, giving durable protection and surface grip.

The Inov-8 Roclite 315 is true to size. It uses the standard measurements to accommodate the preferences of runners. The available widths are B – Medium for the women’s iteration and D – Medium for men.

The Standard Fit is utilized for this model. It has a broader toe-box to permit the natural spreading of the toes.

The Roclite outsole configuration graces the Inov-8 Roclite 315. It is comprised of moderately protruding gripping legs, which are efficient on both technical and level topography.

Tri-C™ is a feature that makes use of 3 types of rubber. Soft and hard variants of a sticky rubber compound are patterned on the forefoot and heel sections. Inov-8’s most durable rubber technology, Endurance, is also a part of this triad. These components work together to ensure that the whole shoe is capable of tackling the trails with ease and sureness.

The midsole unit of the Inov-8 Roclite 315 features the PowerFlow which is a foam that is responsible for receiving impact shock and converting that energy into a kinetic force that the runner can use to propel forward.

The Meta-Shank is a 5-pronged unit between the midsole and outsole. Its purpose is to support the muscles and tendons of the underfoot, mimicking their movements and preventing them from getting fatigued. Moreover, it helps the full-length foam in propelling the foot forward.

This running shoe has a 2-Arrow Shock Zone, which means that it offers a modest amount of cushioning and an 8-millimeter heel-to-toe drop.

The Inov-8 Roclite 315 utilizes the Kevlar Rip-Tek upper. This material is made of a durable fabric that is resistant to tearing. It has ventilation pores for breathability.

The ADAPTERWEB cradle is composed of several strips of fabric that serve as the lacing system’s eyelets. These bands go into the membrane of the upper, supported by thin synthetic overlays. They cause the façade to adjust more quickly to the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces, thereby giving a customizable fit.

The X-LOCK System features welded overlays that are fashioned on the rear section of the shoe. A portion of the material is rooted to the shoestrings. Adjusting the laces causes these add-ons to react, thus giving a locked-in fit.

A toe cap protects against trail debris and possibly abrasive surfaces.

A gusseted tongue design helps in preventing small elements from entering the foot-chamber and causing discomfort to the runner.

This running shoe has integrated gaiter hooks for those who want to add gaiter attachments for additional protection.

The protective measures that compose the upper of this product are part of a system that is called X-PROTEC.