|Base model:||Inov-8 Trail Talon 275|
|Weight:||Men: 9.7oz | Women: 9.7oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 17mm | Women: 17mm|
|Release date:||Nov 2016|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
- Inov-8 aims to make long distance running more comfortable with the introduction of the GTX version of the Trail Talon 275. A new midsole is in the offing in this shoe that adds a bit more cushioning, particularly in the heel for those long days on the trail. Despite the enhanced cushioning, the shoe is surprisingly lighter than the model it is replacing.
- The midfoot hold and comfort gets a boost with a TPU material on both sides of the shoe. This TPU support is also connected to the laces which really elevates the lockdown feel for runners.
- The 4mm lugs that are wider than before enhance grip on a variety of trail surfaces. These lugs are also bigger for better ground contact and multi-directional grip on the trails.
- A waterproofing protection courtesy of Gore-Tex makes it an excellent choice for runners wishing to do ultra runs in winter conditions.
Inov-8 uses what it calls the standard fit in the Trail Talon 275 GTX. It features a roomy toe box for those with wide feet and to accommodate the swelling that happens during long-distance running. The heel is very secure as well as the midfoot. It runs true to size.
The 4mm moderately-sized lugs cover almost the entire outsole of the Inov-8 Trail Talon GTX. These are also strategically placed to prevent mud from sticking into the outsole. Inov-8’s plethora of outsole technologies are utilized in this shoe. It utilizes the Tri-C compound to increase the versatility of the shoe on varied terrains. The durability is enhanced because of the Hard Sticky Rubber in areas susceptible to wear and tear. A single, large and deep flex groove in the forefoot brings an element of flexibility to the shoe.
Inov-8 unveils a new midsole technology in Powerflow. It is a two-piece molded EVA that offers significantly more shock-absorption and responsiveness than the standard midsole material of most shoes. It runs the full length of the shoe, which should aid the runner during the transitions from landing to take off. Another unique technology is the DFB or the Dynamic Fascia Band. This patented technology from Inov-8 uses a TPU material in the midsole that spans from the heel and separates into 5 bands supporting the metatarsals. The system also adds responsiveness and support with each stride.
A synthetic mesh covers most of the upper. Beneath this synthetic mesh is the Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane that shields the shoe from the elements. Inov-8 makes use of a TPU midfoot hold called the Met-cradle that is connected to the laces. A single pull of the laces allows the lightweight TPU material to lock down the foot. For those who may want to use gaiters, a Gaiter Pocket is conveniently part of the upper.