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: 8.3ozWomen: 8.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 0mmWomen: 0mm
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: 13mmWomen: 13mm
Forefoot heightMen: 13mmWomen: 13mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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86 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews
What I liked with the 235 is that it's a lot more nimble; its greater flexibility in the forefoot because it doesn't have the Meta Shank for protection. So, it's really great for picking my foot in between all the rocks and roots out on the trail.
The protection is what I'm looking for [in] that shoe and I'm pretty pleased with that. It's not too much, but not too little, as well.
It works well on varied surfaces from roads to rugged trails, and provides a roomy fit that minimalist runners have come to expect in zero drop shoes.
My prediction is that the Inov-8 TrailRoc 235 will become one of the top lightweight minimal trail shoe
Updates to Inov-8 Trailroc 235
- The Inov-8 Trailroc 235 comes with an updated outer sole. The outsole was designed to deliver a reliable grip while running on different terrains. The lug pattern is also reliable while running on wet or soft terrains.
Inov-8 Trailroc 235 size and fit
The Trailroc 235 is available in standard running shoe size. The forefoot gives a medium fit as well as the heel and the toe box. It accommodates those with medium foot measurements. It is available in standard B with for women’s version and D for men’s version.
The outsole of the Trailroc 235 features a moderate aggressive lug pattern that delivers a reliable grip on varied terrain. With the Tri-C compound along with the three different outsole rubbers, this shoe gives excellent grip on different surfaces and enhanced durability especially on high wear areas. The sticky rubber compound delivers optimal grip on wet conditions and improved endurance. The Tri-C element is also used in the Trailroc 285 running shoe.
The shoe uses the injected EVA foam that delivers not only a resilient cushioning but also with maximum memory retention. It also features the Zero Arrow Shoc-Zone that delivers minimal underfoot cushioning and it gives zero heel-to-toe drop for a barefoot experience.
The Inov-8 Trailroc 235 features a synthetic mesh upper that delivers lightweight construction. It is delivers maximum breathability. The TPU lacing system gives added support while offering a secure and comfortable fit. Added support in the forefoot made possible by the Met-Cradle and it also gives a secure fit.