Our verdict


The X-Talon G 235 is one of the most successful shoe releases from Inov-8. Proven and tested by expert reviewers and casual runners, the shoe has made them happy and satisfied. Overall, the new features utilized in crafting the shoe made avid fans believe that this version is a must-have running partner for every runner. Its materials and technologies are suitable for a wide variety of challenging terrains.


  • Flexible
  • Excellent grips
  • Lightweight
  • Fast on multi-surface terrains
  • Durable upper
  • Doesn't retain water


  • Uncomfortable toe material
  • Restricted lacing system

Who should buy the Inov-8 X-Talon G 235

You will love the Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 if you want a durable, lightweight, and flexible shoe with excellent grips that allow you to run fast even on snowy or muddy terrains

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 logo

Get the right amount of tractions with the Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 outsole

When compared to ASICS GT 2000 7, which uses the AHAR, the G-Grip is integrated into the outsole of the Inov-8 X-Talon G 235. This graphene-enhanced rubber is able to increase durability. This material also delivers the right amount of traction on a wide variety of terrains.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 grips

Along with the G-Grip is the Meta-Flex groove. This feature of the shoe is located in the forefoot area. This is able to promote a more natural and bendable forefoot flex during the toe-off phase.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 metaflex

Inov-8's POWERFLOW+ technology

Featured in the shoe is the POWERFLOW+. This PowerFlow technology delivers a smoother ride. As a result, energy return and shock absorption are enhanced.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 midsole

Used in crafting the running footwear is the 2 Arrow Shoc-Zone. This component of the shoe is capable of delivering medium-level underfoot cushioning. With a 6 mm heel-to-toe drop, this Inov-8's moderate cushioning is rated at 0-4 in the arrow scale.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 back midsole

Integrated into the X- Talon G 235 is the META-PLATE. This material is a flexible rock plate that provides additional protection. This plate keeps the foot safe from hazardous objects like sharp debris and rocks that can be found on the trails.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 metaplate

Used in making the running shoe is the Fascia Band. Lying from the heel to the forefoot area, this band acts as a rigid lever arm. This releases energy with every stride. As a result, the user can effectively and efficiently propel forward during the running activity.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 fascia band

Enhanced durable coverage in the Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 upper

Included in the shoe is the Ballistic Nylon Mesh upper. This is employed by Inov-8, providing a more breathable and lightweight platform. This material also offers a more durable coverage.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 upper

A snugger fit is offered by the 2 Precision Fit. With the utilization of this feature of the shoe, the internal movement of the foot becomes limited. As a result, agility and speed during the running session are encouraged. 

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 lacing

Used in building this running footwear is the Met-Cradle. Defined as a synthetic webbing upper, it supports the forefoot. It is also essential in providing a more secure fit.

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 metcradle

Wrapping around the shoe's upper is the Printed Rubber Rand. This is significant in delivering lightweight protection to the platform. Along with the Printed Rubber Rand is the Flex Notches. This component of the Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 delivers additional protection to the foot without sacrificing flexibility. 

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 overlays