Verdict from 1 expert and 53 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A remarkable number of Inov-8 Roclite G 370 reviews point to its unbelievable lightness.
  • Many have given it top remarks for being amazingly comfortable.
  • Several in-depth reviews have mentioned its fantastic grip and traction on virtually all surfaces.
  • It also feels very supportive for a fabric boot, according to some users.
  • A handful of avid hikers are impressed by the durable construction of the Inov-8 Roclite G 370 hiking boots. The toe bumper, in particular, is very rigid and protective, according to several commenters.
  • Some reviewers are stunned by the roomy toe box that promotes a more natural gait.

1 reason not to buy

  • It can be challenging to get the foot into the boot at first as it requires fully opening up the lacing system, note a few users.

Bottom line

Featuring graphene-enhanced rubber soles, the Inov-8 Roclite G 370 gets lots of positive feedback for its reliable performance on or off the trail. Despite being a really lightweight outdoor boot, it offers some of the most important features every avid hiker needs, such as support, traction, durability, and comfort. All these promote speed and agility without sacrificing comfort.

Out from the box, you may need to loosen it up to get your foot in. But that's a minor tradeoff for a more precise and comfortable fit.

Tip: see the best hiking boots.

Good to know

-The Inov-8 Roclite G 370 is equipped with graphene-enhanced G-Grip soles that are scientifically proven to be 50% stronger, more elastic, and durable than conventional rubber. The 6mm lugs ensure a strong grip and traction on varied surfaces, from soft mud to hard rock.

-Its upper is made of waterproof ballistic nylon that offers reliable protection against the elements. It also features the POWERFLOW+ midsole technology for better shock absorption and the Meta-Plate flexible shank for underfoot protection.

This tough hiking boot is a mid-cut model that scores "4" in the Inov8's Fit Scale (with "1" representing a narrow fit). This means that the Roclite G 370 has a roomier toe box. The nylon upper wraps the foot snugly and the traditional lace-up closure extending towards the collar ensures a secure fit. 

Much of the strength of the Roclite G 370 lies on its durable outsole. What makes this brand-exclusive sole technology unique is the addition of graphene which has a lot of promising characteristics, such as extreme durability, elasticity, and longevity. This compound is said to be 200 times stronger than steel but is much lighter. Since it is so light, the wearer can move, walk, or run with speed and agility.

Aside from its tough rubber construction, the Roclite G 370 features 6mm lugs which makes it ideal for rugged terrain, including muddy trail and rocky mountains. Furthermore, the lugs have enough space between them so no debris gets stuck.

This shoe has the POWERFLOW midsole - another propriety tech of Inov-8 that provides lasting cushioning and shock absorption. According to the company, this material is 10% more shock-absorbing than traditional midsoles. Additionally, it offers enhanced energy return, which makes it much more comfortable for the wearer to walk or hike on uneven ground and for long hours.

The Roclite G 370 also comes with a 6mm-thick footbed for added support and comfort.  

Designed for moderately challenging terrains, this hiker features a ballistic nylon upper that is breathable and water-repellent. It has an ankle-high shaft for extra coverage against the elements. Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with two additional hooks on top for a secure fit.

Rankings

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Bottom 14% hiking boots
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Bottom 1% Inov-8 hiking boots
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Bottom 35% speed hiking hiking boots
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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.