Escape the grey with the new PARKCLAW G 280s


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Advertorial feature with Inov-8

It’s a question we’ve all asked…. What shoes do I wear if I want to do a trail run from home but need to negotiate roads first to get there? inov-8 now has the answer.

The Lake District brand – innovation wands in hand – recently launched the new PARKCLAW G 280 with Graphene, a shoe they say is the ‘ultimate in road-to-trail running.’

Featuring 4mm studs infused with Graphene – the world’s strongest material – the PARKCLAW G 280 has been carefully designed to give confidence-boosting grip on the trail as well as a smooth ride on the road. And that’s not all. The power of the Graphene also makes the rubber 50% harder wearing, meaning you get more miles out of your shoes.

Similarly, Graphene is also used in the foam cushioned midsole of the PARKCLAW G 280, giving longer-lasting bounce and comfort. In testing, runners said the foam was still performing after 1,200km – double the industry standard.

Stellar reviews and testimonials have flooded in for the PARKCLAW G 280 since its April launch. Vassos Alexander, sports radio presenter, author and accomplished trail runner, said: “The best trail shoes I’ve ever worn, by far. Light, comfortable and responsive, and they stick to wet grass and mud like glue, even on steep slopes.”

Nicky Spinks, off-road running legend and inov-8 ambassador added: “I’ve been really impressed at how comfy and cushioned they are, especially on forest tracks. They make me feel full of bounce, that I’m sure doesn’t come from within!”

inov-8 first used the wonder-material of Graphene in its products in 2018, as part of a collaboration with leading Graphene scientists at The University of Manchester.

inov-8 founder Wayne Edy said: “This shoe is all about giving runners adventure from their door, allowing them to turn off the road, escape the grey, and unearth their inner wild side.

“We hope the PARKCLAW G 280 gives people more confidence to run to the trails, and then enjoy the incredible highs that trail running brings.

“I’m immensely proud of our pioneering use of Graphene, this time in a road-to-trail running shoe. It sets us apart from all other brands and helps us design footwear that delivers outstanding performance and enhanced durability, with zero compromise.”

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