Functional fitness, like CrossFit, is one of the most demanding sports and training types you get. It is vital to wear the proper shoes for the best grip, movement and maximum comfort, and with inov-8’s new range of functional fitness shoes, you get all that and more…
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With a 3mm drop, the 252 offers the same wider forefoot and Rope-Tec protection as the 262. This model is best for athletes developing a strong natural running style and looking for a stripped back option that delivers a minimum drop height and maximum comfort when lifting. This shoe’s competence stems from its blend of lightness, comfort and forefoot spread.
BARE-XF 210 (in green and black)
Designed specifically for functional fitness, the absence of a differential (from heel to forefoot) and midsole offer an authentic barefoot feel. The one piece TPU lacing support provides durability on the shoe when climbing ropes. A 3mm sticky rubber outsole offers a stable platform for performance when running or lifting weights.
It has a performance fit with a 6mm differential, ideal for weightlifting and running on hard-pack terrain. Reinforced medial and lateral sections increase protection for climbing ropes. A large contact area sole design enables good grip and stability when running or exercising.
This is the entry point to the new natural F-LITE range, the 262 delivers all the classic F-LITE benefits, but with a wider forefoot. The wider fit allows toe splay for the forefoot striker as well as for the constant pressure from lifting heavy weights – a great all-around functional fitness performer.
inov-8 has something for everybody. The inov-8 men’s range of shoes is the best that minimalist footwear has to offer (check out our article on The Benefits of Minimalist Shoes here), so be sure to go with inov-8 for best results and maximum comfort.
Which pair of inov-8s, from the list above, appeals to you the most? Do you already own a pair of inov-8s and how was your experience with them?