inov-8 Roclite 295

It is quite possible that you are a great trail runner but you are not giving off your best effort in trail running practice because you are perhaps running in the wrong shoes. We previously checked out the inov-8 F-LITE 195, now we have a look at the inov-8 Roclite 295 which is ideal for long trail races and training or as an introductory shoe to minimalist trail running.

High Performer

Step into a pair of inov-8 Roclite 295 and you will be pleasantly surprised about how well they handle on whatever type of terrain that the trail dishes out to you. They are agile and enable you to move very quickly in them.You can stay nimble as you blaze through the trail. They will adjust well to varying terrains.

Enhanced Grip

The sole has been made out of rock climbing technology rubber and it is also lug laden so rest assured you will be getting the best traction. That will definitely prove to be important because of the unpredictable nature of the trail. A simple tread pattern coated with sticky rubber helps immensely for traction purposes.

Performance Fit

The inov-8 Roclite 295 has been designed so that its fit always prompts a good performance regardless of the elements or environment. The lacing system ensures that they remain snug on your feet. The fit is constant whether you are tearing up the trail or you are squelching through knee-deep mud.


Staying true to the minimalistic model, inov-8 Roclite 295 have little cushioning but they are still well padded so that your feet are protected – way tougher than the average trail running shoe. But then again, these babies are anything but average. They are highly durable so no need to tread lightly.

Natural Feel

They promote a natural running styles and your stay feet very much connected to the ground. It encourages you to run with a forefoot strike that prompts good running form.


You can run for as long as you can and your feet will not take strain from chaffing induced abrasions. Even though they have little cushioning, they are still comfortable to run in. The toe box is is wide enough for you to toe splay. The tight-weave mesh upper is very breathable so your feet receive sufficient oxygen.


The inov-8 Roclite 295 is a versatile trail running shoe that does what it’s told. Run in them and you will become a 295 convert.


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