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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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 8.6ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
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: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Characterized as "naked" feeling by some, the Trailroc 245 was a hit among testers for its traction, control and flexibility.
There’s no two ways about it, this shoe offers a “barely there” ride. A thin, flexible forefoot plate provides a little bit of structure (and protection) to this otherwise soft and completely pliable shoe.
The 245s are wonderfully light on the feet, coming in at 245g (UK 8), so if you are looking for a top-end trail shoe that doesn’t compromise protection for the sake of bulk and helps take that step closer to the toe-strike of barefoot, these are highly recommended.
The Trailroc 245 is a very versatile shoe and I really like it but as with all Inov-8 models, I would encourage you to carefully consider both type of terrain you are going to use them on and your personal preference for cushioning, drop and protection before deciding which model to buy.
Updates to Inov-8 Trailroc 245
- The Inov-8 Trailroc 245 features the reliable Tri-C compound that is made from three different rubbers placed in the outsole of the shoe. These rubber compounds are designed to deliver maximum grip, durability and added flexibility.
- The midsole of the shoe uses an injected EVA that is designed to deliver reliable cushioning. The cushioning is enough to give protection while promoting a responsive ride.
Inov-8 Trailroc 245 size and fit
The Trailroc 245 has a standard running shoe length. It provides a snug fit in the heel area and it has a roomy toe box that accommodates toe splay. It can accommodate runners with wider foot. Inov-8 is offering the shoe in medium D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions.
The shoe features the notable Inov-8 Tri-C outsole technology that is made from different types of rubber strategically placed in different areas for different reasons. The hard sticky rubber is placed in high wear areas while the soft rubber is placed in the arch and toe areas. This outsole compound delivers a good combination of durability, protection and resiliency. The Tri-C material is also utilized in the outsole of the Trailroc 285 running shoe.
The midsole of the Trailroc 245 uses the injected EVA that is extended in the entire midsole area. It is designed to deliver a comfortable underfoot protection and works perfectly with the removable insole.
The breathable quality of the upper is made possible by the synthetic material that covers the entire upper of the shoe. The Trailroc 245 having a wider toe box has also been brought by the Anatomic Last technology, which adapts to the natural shape and form of the wearer’s foot to provide more and more comfort the longer the run goes.