Who should buy the Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX

  • For novice and experienced trail runners (with neutral pronation) who look for a reliable trail running shoe that can handle technical terrains.
  • For trail enthusiasts who are looking for a trail running partner that offers a solid combination of comfort, durability and protection from debris and bruising on the trails.

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Reliable grip on various terrains

The outsole of the Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX utilizes the Tri-C sticky rubber compound. It is engineered from three different outsole rubbers to provide durability in high-wear areas. It also provides reliable grip on various terrains. 

Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX outsole

The shoe has a moderately aggressive lug pattern that provides enhanced traction while running on hard-packed trails and varied surfaces.

Roclite 325 GTX provides high-energy return

The Roclite 325 GTX uses the two-piece PowerFlow midsole technology, which provides high-energy return and reliable shock absorption for an improved running experience.

Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX midsole

Compared to the standard foam units that are placed in most running shoes on the market, the PowerFlow delivers 15% energy return and 10% better shock absorption.

Integrated into the midsole is the Second-Generation Meta-Shank that is strategically placed from the midfoot to the forefoot. It follows the natural shape of the foot and offers flexibility while giving added underfoot protection.

More comfortable, breathable and adaptive fit

The Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX has a cleat-cut construction that provides ankle support for uneven terrain. The upper of the shoe features is the durable Gore-Tex membrane.

Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX breathable

It is a lightweight and breathable material that provides the foot a waterproof coverage, keeping the foot dry while running on wet surfaces.

For a more comfortable and adaptive fit, the shoe utilizes the AdapterWeb Met-Cradle that adapts to the natural shape and movement of the foot.

Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX keeps the toes well-protected

The shoe also utilizes the reliable X-LOCK System that holds the heel securely for an enhanced fit and added support. The presence of the rubber toe cap gives added durability while keeping the toes well-protected from bruising on trails.

Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX well-protected

Lastly, the Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX has a lace-up closure and gusseted tongue that offers an enhanced fit and overall comfort. The integrated gusseted tongue is also designed to keep the debris out of the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 11.5oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Inov-8 Roclite 325
Forefoot height: 15mm
Heel height: 23mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.