Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.6oz | Women: 8.6oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 24mm | Women: 24mm
Forefoot height: Men: 18mm | Women: 18mm
Brand: Inov-8
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $120
Colorways: Blue, Black, Grey, Red, Purple
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82 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 72 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 5 expert

    Characterized as "naked" feeling by some, the Trailroc 245 was a hit among testers for its traction, control and flexibility.

  • 83 / 100 | Running Competitor | Level 4 expert

    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.

  • 83 / 100 | Running Monkey | Level 3 expert

    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.

  • 82 / 100 | Outdoor Kinetics | | Level 3 expert

    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.

  • 100 / 100 | Rise to It | Level 2 expert

    Not only a standout trail running shoe, it has raised the bar very, very high when it comes to trail running gear.

  • 91 / 100 | Dirt on Your Skirt | | Level 2 expert

    It is an extremely versatile shoe that transitions from dirt roads, to the toughest of trails with ease.

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  • 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.

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.