Updates to Inov-8 F-Train 240

  • 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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.