inov-8 Roclite 295 2009

The inov-8 Roclite 295 multi-activity shoe weighs 680g (pair, size 11); very breathable upper; extremely aggressive sole stud pattern; heel area is fairly supportive; abrasion-resistant layers improve durability at toe; soft flex is ideal for running. But toe box softer than most; upper very soft; others more supportive of the foot; others are more versatile for multi-activity.

Verdict: The inov-8 Roclite 295 is ideal for travelling fast and light on rough and muddy terrain, but not as useful as others in a wide variety of activities.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009