|Weight:||Men: 10.2oz | Women: 10.2oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Material:||Mesh upper, Rubber sole|
|Features:||Breathable | Cushioned|
|Strike Pattern:||Forefoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 11mm | Women: 11mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 7mm | Women: 7mm|
|Type:||Low drop | Minimalist|
|Width:||Normal | Normal|
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93 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
I like them enough that I took them on a race, had no issues and it just grips to absolutely anything.
The 290 is a fast, agile shoe, perfect for going fast and really attacking the trails but is also a great companion for a long day out. With the addition of the G-Grip, Inov-8 have added increased durability to what was already a great shoe.
- Inov-8 Roclite G 290 is a trail running shoe designed to be more flexible and faster than before. With the addition of the GRAPHENE GRIP technology, Inov-8 has successfully increased the outsole’s durability and traction capacity of this running companion.
- Compared to other shoes that belong under the Inov-8 Roclite series, which normally have an 8mm drop, the Inov-8 Roclite G 290 boasts a 4mm drop to provide better ground feel.
Like the other Inov-8 running shoes, the Inov-8 Roclite G 290 guarantees a fit that is true-to-size. The shoe’s removable insole and Adapterweb design offer a snugger fit and comfortable in-shoe experience.
The Inov-8 Roclite G 290 follows the standard shoe measurement and is available in different sizes and colors for both men and women versions. Runners are welcome to get a pair in their usual sizing expectations, though it is advisable to fit the shoe first to ensure a perfect fit.
The Inov-8 Roclite G 290 features the revolutionary GRAPHENE GRIP technology which offers ultimate traction on varied terrain. This component is packed with protective features that also help increase the life of the shoe. Aside from the good grip, this technology also provides another layer of protection to the shoe.
The enhanced rubber outsole has 6 mm cleats that are designed to deliver superior traction without compromising the durability of the shoe.
The two-piece POWERFLOW material in the midsole unit delivers a 10% higher shock absorption and energy return compared to standard midsoles. This cushioning technology provides a softer and smoother ride.
A rock plate is placed between the midsole and outsole unit for additional protection from stone bruises and sharp rocks. Another trail running shoe that features a rock plate in its midsole is the Merrell Trail Glove 5.
Inov-8 Roclite G 290’s 4 mm drop brings the foot closer to the ground, allowing the runner to react faster on technical trails. This component is designed to be more flexible and responsive to the foot.
This running shoe comes with a removable insole for added comfort and underfoot protection. It also allows the user to adjust the level of cushioning.
The upper unit of the Inov-8 Roclite G 290 is made out of highly breathable material. The mesh upper effectively keeps the debris and small rocks from entering the shoe while allowing the air to constantly flow in and out, keeping the foot dry and comfortable.
Heat-welded overlays are integrated into the upper unit to provide additional protection and comfort.
The upper features an Adapterweb design that expands and adapts to the size and shape of the foot during long runs or challenging trail adventures.