Verdict from 52 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Those who used the shoe for HIIT and moderate weightlifting find it quite supportive.
  • Most testers describe it as a comfortable trainer.
  • More than a few purchasers have been drawn to its visual aspect. 
  • It is considered lightweight by a few users.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The sewn-in tongue makes it a bit difficult to put on the shoe.

Bottom line

The F-Train 240 is a basic workout trainer that can assist you in jumps, squats, aerobics, and similar activities at the gym. If you are not looking for a heavy-duty CrossFit shoe, this item is worth considering. 

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Good to know

  • The F-Train 240 is part of Inov-8’s training shoe line. What this means is that it is equipped with technologies that help the wearer face grueling workouts head-on. The upper is made of Lycra and mesh, a combination that delivers a secure foothold. At the midfoot, the Adapterfit cradle not only helps with side-to-side support but also protects against abrasion during rope climbs.
  • A Fusion midsole provides underfoot cushioning. The shock attenuation property is enhanced by the Power Footbed insole found inside.
  • As for the outsole, a Dual-C Sticky compound protects hard-wearing sections like the forefoot and the heel. This construction allows the trainer to keep the weight quite minimal without sacrificing the grip.

A Dual-C Sticky rubber makes up the outsole of the Inov-8 F-Train 240. This compound is crafted to provide traction on various surfaces, especially gym floors. The segmented rubber layout allows the shoe to retain its lightweight construction without compromising the grip.

The outsole also employs the Meta-Flex technology which facilitates multi-directional flexibility. This innovation allows the foot to move naturally forward and laterally.

The Inov-8 F-Train 240 employs the Fusion midsole. This material is the combination of rubber and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) which delivers a durable platform that supports the foot and reduces shock felt by the feet.

Inside the trainer is the Power Footbed insole which enhances the shock attenuation of the midsole. It is created to be firm to support weightlifting activities. It also prevents the feet from sliding inside while working out.

The Inov-8 F-Train 240 sports a cleatie construction. Lycra and mesh constitute the upper of the trainer. Lycra makes up the quarters and the heel for a secure foothold while the open mesh fabric is found at the forefoot. The mesh material ensures that the foot chamber is properly ventilated during training.

A synthetic overlay creates a toe bumper that protects the toes during burpees and sled pushes. At the back, a leather-like overlay forms an external heel cup that steadies the rearfoot.

Keeping the foot locked securely in place is the Adapterfit cradle on the midfoot. This cage-like structure integrates with the lacing system, so when the laces are cinched, lateral support is amplified. This element also protects the underlying material against abrasion during rope climbs.

Another workout shoe to consider is the Inov-8 All Train 215. This model also uses the Adapterfit technology but has more support for lateral movements because of the Heel Lock TPU counter.


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Nicholas Rizzo

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