Inov-8 Roclite G 370 notable features

-The Inov-8 Roclite G 370 is equipped with graphene-enhanced G-Grip soles that are scientifically proven to be 50% stronger, more elastic, and durable than conventional rubber. The 6mm lugs ensure a strong grip and traction on varied surfaces, from soft mud to hard rock.

-Its upper is made of waterproof ballistic nylon that offers reliable protection against the elements. It also features the POWERFLOW+ midsole technology for better shock absorption and the Meta-Plate flexible shank for underfoot protection.

Size and fit

This tough hiking boot is a mid-cut model that scores "4" in the Inov8's Fit Scale (with "1" representing a narrow fit). This means that the Roclite G 370 has a roomier toe box. The nylon upper wraps the foot snugly and the traditional lace-up closure extending towards the collar ensures a secure fit. 

Outsole

Much of the strength of the Roclite G 370 lies on its durable outsole. What makes this brand-exclusive sole technology unique is the addition of graphene which has a lot of promising characteristics, such as extreme durability, elasticity, and longevity. This compound is said to be 200 times stronger than steel but is much lighter. Since it is so light, the wearer can move, walk, or run with speed and agility.

Aside from its tough rubber construction, the Roclite G 370 features 6mm lugs which makes it ideal for rugged terrain, including muddy trail and rocky mountains. Furthermore, the lugs have enough space between them so no debris gets stuck.

Midsole

This shoe has the POWERFLOW midsole - another propriety tech of Inov-8 that provides lasting cushioning and shock absorption. According to the company, this material is 10% more shock-absorbing than traditional midsoles. Additionally, it offers enhanced energy return, which makes it much more comfortable for the wearer to walk or hike on uneven ground and for long hours.

The Roclite G 370 also comes with a 6mm-thick footbed for added support and comfort.  

Upper

Designed for moderately challenging terrains, this hiker features a ballistic nylon upper that is breathable and water-repellent. It has an ankle-high shaft for extra coverage against the elements. Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with two additional hooks on top for a secure fit.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.