Who should buy the Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2
As a minimalist cross-training shoe, the Inov-8 F-Lite 235 v2 is designed to keep pace with the full range of functional fitness workouts in mind. The shoe is a solid pick if:
- You are wide-footed.
- Your fitness regimen includes some rope exercises.
- You seek to improve your weightlifting performance.
The geometric-patterned bottom is made of sticky rubber that allows for good traction and grip while making it possible for maximum ground contact.
The shoe’s forefoot also has the META FLEX grooves. They accommodate natural flexion that enables increased efficiency and flexibility for plyometrics and cardio-focused activities.
Rope climbing-optimized outsole
Meanwhile, the Rope-Tec 360 wraps around outsole and extends to the upper to protect the shoe against the damage from rope climbing exercises.
Cushioned toe caps
This training shoe from Inov-8 boasts of a thick rubber toe cap that cushions the toes from burpees.
Dense cushioned heel
The midsole consists of a heel made from the brand’s Powerheel technology, making it 40% denser than the forefoot. It helps in creating a firm and stable platform for heavy lifting while still offering cushioning and flexibility for agility and speed workouts.
The Inov-8 F-lite 235 v2 employs the brand’s proprietary Dynamic Fascia Band. It is an anatomically designed technology built into the heel to give a spring to every step. It replicates the windlass effect.
The F-Lite 235 v2’s lightweight and breathable mesh upper uses the AdapterFit technology to organically conform to the foot without inhibiting movement.
Snug lacing system
The midfoot is secured with the Met-cradle, a soft, elastic, and gusseted mesh liner that works with the lacing system to secure the midfoot in place, giving a customized and snug fit.
Supportive heel counter
The heel counter features a Y-lock system that locks down the heel to give the necessary support when lifting heavy weights.