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: 11.5ozWomen: 11.5oz
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: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 15mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Standard
Release dateFeb 2017
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82 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
What I found is my sizing was pretty much spot-on. I ordered my normal size and it didn't change a bit.
I think these boots are best for summer and spring conditions and for fast hiking and running on paths, especially muddy hill paths. They surprised me by being more useful than I had imagined they would be.
Updates to Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX
- The upper of the Roclite 325 GTX features a breathable and durable Gore-Tex® material. This extra layer provides the foot with waterproof coverage, especially while running in wet conditions.
- The Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX provides better shock absorption and energy return because of the presence of the PowerFlow midsole technology. It delivers reliable cushioning for a more responsive ride.
- The outsole unit of this shoe also features the Tri-C rubber compound. It delivers a good blend of traction and durability while running on unpredicted surfaces. The moderately aggressive lug pattern also gives added traction, especially when it comes to upward and downward traversals.
Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX size and fit
The GTX version of the Roclite 325 has a standard running shoe length. For both the men and women’s versions, the available width is medium. The standard measurement in the forefoot, mid-foot, and heel offers a comfortable fit for runners with a medium foot-shape.
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.
The shoe has a moderately aggressive lug pattern that provides enhanced traction while running on hard-packed trails and varied surfaces.
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. 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.
The Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX has a boot-cut construction that provides ankle support for uneven terrain.
The upper of the shoe features is the durable Gore-Tex® membrane. 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.
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.
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.