Our verdict


The Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 was welcomed by many off-road running enthusiasts and competitive athletes who enjoy obstacle course racing. The underfoot platform was loved by fans for being comfortable while the outsole was praised by others for being highly efficient. The design and construction of the façade were also given high regard. There were some issues with the upper, but people didn’t let that become a deterrent to the overall experience.


  • Supportive
  • Protective
  • Sturdy
  • Grippy lugs
  • Aggressive outsole
  • Underfoot cushioning
  • Spot-on aesthetics
  • Lightweight


  • Upper causes discomfort
  • Short tongue

Who should buy the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260

  • Those who want a solid investment for off-road running enthusiasts and competitive athletes who enjoy obstacle course racing.
  • A great trail companion for anyone who is looking for a lightweight and reliable trail shoe that can handle unpredictable terrains.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 logo

Updates to the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260

  • Gripping lugs pockmark this section of the shoe, and they hold onto the topography with ease.
  • Upper unit features a highly durable textile that wraps around the foot securely.
  • Bolstered by Kevlar overlays.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 updates

50% more durable

Graphene-enhanced rubber is the material that is used for the outsole unit of the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260. This layer is 50% more durable than regular outsole compounds.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 outsole

It is also 50% more malleable; so when it comes to surface control, runners won’t worry about an overly stiff exterior. This outsole material is also utilized in the Inov-8 TerraUltra G 260.

Mudclaw G 260 delivers grippy performance

Heightened traction is the responsibility of the 8-millimeter lugs. These protrusions grip both dry and wet surfaces, though they’re seen by wearers to be amazing for soft ground, as obstacle course racing mostly involves muddy and slippery paths.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 grippy lugs

EXTEROFLOW is a cushioning platform that carries the foot throughout the running session.

Converts the impact into kinetic energy

It takes in impact shock during the landing phase then converts the force into kinetic energy that the foot can use for the liftoff. It is not stiff, and it doesn’t restrict the movement capacity of the muscles, bones, and joints.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 mesh

Mesh is used for the upper unit of the Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260. It is not an ordinary mesh as it has a robust construction that resists wear-and-tear.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 allows air into the foot-chamber

But it is still breathable as it has little breathing ports that accommodate air into the foot-chamber. The primary mesh is supported by Kevlar overlays.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 overlays

These network of add-ons helps the façade in maintaining a secure fit, yet it also heightens durability. It is likened to traditional toe-guards and anti-debris covers but directly integrated to the shoe’s silhouette.