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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.6oz
    Women: 8.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • An upper unit that is made of synthetic materials and TPU keeps the feet secure observed a few testers.
  • Most runners have welcomed the design that lets them experience a more natural movement when tackling the trails.
  • Injected EVA makes up the low profile mid-sole of the Trailroc 245 for responsive support.
  • The Meta-Shank Generation III is a unit that aligns with the metatarsals of the foot for impact protection and flexibility.
  • The Tri-C compound in the outsole unit offers protection, durability and traction over rougher surfaces.
  • The Trailroc 245 has a lightweight nature for a trail shoe that has many features.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It has a high price.
  • Some runners have experienced the upper ripping after a few uses.
  • Those who have wide feet may have a hard time getting comfortable wearing this shoe for long sessions because it’s a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The Trailroc 245 from Inov-8 is a dependable trail running shoe that offers plenty of service for those who need it. It’s protective and comfortable to wear. The neutral runners are the ones who are going to get a great time wearing this efficient trail shoe.

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Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.