Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Inov-8 New Road Running Shoes- Road X Series

Inov-8's trail running shoes have been in my trail running quiver since 2006. I particularly like them for trail and mountain racing due to their low to the ground light, nimble feel ( the original minimalist trail running shoes ) and the wide range of models for different types of terrain and speeds.

I can't wait to try their new range of road shoes out this spring.  Much as with their trail shoes the road models focus on a progression in weight and function.  The 3 Road X models  bring runners closer to near zero drop/barefoot from model to model by using a  three step progression from 9mm, to 6mm to a 3mm heel to toe drop .  I think I will start with the 233 (233 grams) which comes in at 8.3 oz and has a 6mm heel toe drop, quite similar to my Saucony Kinvara. Running Warehouse's blog has a preview article and pictures here.

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