Who should buy the Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA

Integrated into the Fastlift 370 BOA is an innovative system that allows users to customize fit without any pressure points. The shoe is an offering from Inov-8 for the CrossFit WODs enthusiasts. It is a solid choice if:

  • You are looking for a shoe that allows natural toe-splaying.
  • Your fitness routine involves a lot of jumping exercises.
  • You need a pair that could help you execute a good forward lean of the body during squats. 
  • You would like to bring your performance to the next level and need a training companion to help you achieve that goal. 
  • You are into various types of activities that require you to change footwear every so often.

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA Logo

Indoor surface traction

The outsole unit of the Fastlift 370 BOA features the FASTLIFT, which is a flat, rubber sole with a 0-mm lug depth. It is designed to provide an optimal grip on various indoor surfaces.

The STICKY RUBBER is employed to enhance grip on wood, rubber and concrete platforms. It features a checker plate design as well as the suction cups and in the heel area to prevent slipping.

The forefoot section of the outsole makes use of the META-FLEX technology in the form of shallow grooves to offer more flexibility for the wearer.

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA Outsole1

Sturdy heel structure

The midsole utilizes the POWER-TRUSS technology, which comprises of 8 strategically-placed, hollow TPU pillars. TPU is a strong, high-density plastic material. It makes up a sturdy heel structure, which is able to deliver a stable maximum load bearing of over 1200 lbs (544 kg). It is how much weight the shoe can receive before starting to buckle.

The heel-to-toe offset of the Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA is 16.5 mm. Such an elevated heel helps athletes to maintain balance and a more upright position during heavy squats.

There is also a removable 3 mm foam footbed, which offers light underfoot comfort during the workout.

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA Midsole

Innovative closure system

The most notable feature of the upper unit is the BOA closure system, which comprises of a low-friction cable locked-up by two regulation knobs. The knob on the tongue is used to tighten the ankle while the one on the side is attached to the metatarsal strap and tightens the midfoot. The regulation is done by twisting each knob. Such a system helps to equalize tension across the instep and to deliver a customized fit. It is also much faster to tighten and loosen than the regular lacing system. This technology is also used in the Adidas Leistung 16 II lifter.

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA BOA Closure System

Breathable upper

The materials used for the upper are a combination of mesh and synthetic. It delivers a light, flexible and breathable support to the foot. At the same time, a fabric lining offers a soft and breathable in-shoe feel.

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA Upper

Enhanced heel stability

The Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA employs the EHC (external heel cage) made of a strong but lightweight TPU material to provide better stability for the heel. It is also connected to the POWER TRUSS wedge for maximized sturdiness.

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA External Heel Cage

Facts / Specs

Weight: 370g
Use: Weightlifting, Powerlifting / Gym
Heel height: Men 16.5mm
Width: Normal
Collection: Inov-8 Fastlift
BRAND Brand: Inov-8
Colorways: Black / Red

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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.