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Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 Shoe


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This is my first pair of innov8 and I found them to fit as expected and in line with my Minimus as well.
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These shoes fit exactly as expected for me.
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Light, sticky and perfect for minimalist running as well as lifts, I have to say the Bare-xf are my new favorite.
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Black/Grey
  • Manmade
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Airmesh upper
  • ZERO-DROP 0mm heel-to-toe differential with zero midsole
  • TPU Lacing Suppor with Rope-Tec

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Based in "England's last wilderness," the North Pennines, inov-8 is a British company that is passionate about specialist off-road running products and creating the lightest weight, most flexible footwear on the market. Since the company's launch in 2003, it has become one of the fastest growing off-road running brands in the United States. From the footwear to the hydration packs, inov-8 products are created to complement the natural functions of human body biomechanics. Inov-8 designs its athletic gear to meet the demands of various environments and terrains at a peak level of performance. The comfort and durability of inov-8 products is what makes this brand a top-quality choice for the high-performance athlete and the recreational user alike.

Whether running, lifting, climbing or any form of intense exercise, the INOV-8 Bare-X 210 Cross Training Shoe is a trainer designed to withstand it all. Superbly durable and with features tailoring it as the ideal gym shoe, this can be the difference between having to stop, or breaking your personal best. Featuring a Zero-Drop height, this shoe is ideal for short runs, providing minimal support to allow for fast, flexible forefoot running. The Zero-Drop also enhances weightlifting prowess by giving you a flat, solid contact to push up from. An ultra-grippy rubber outsole also ensures you get optimal movement from your shoes, reducing the risk of falling, slipping and injury.

  • ASIN: B008V6M1OI
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches; 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: Bare-XF 210-U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,334 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    These shoes are very light and comfortable.
    David Jones
    I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a shoe they can wear everyday and use for crossfit workouts.
    Amazon Customer
    The sole thickness provides some cushion but still gives adequate ground feel.
    keith harrison

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Color Name: Black/GreySize Name: 13.5 B(M) US Women / 12 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    I have actively practiced Baghua zhang, Wing Chun and Tai Chi for the past 10 years. Before that I practiced japanese jujitsu for six years. Baghua and Wing Chun require a lot of turning and rotating on the heel and ball of the foot, and sometimes the center. It is also incredibly important to feel the ground. Ankle and tendon strength come from leaving the foot as naturally close to the human design as possible, meaning that most modern running shoes are actually hurting people's feet by creating too much unnatural support and structure around the foot.

    During formal Wing Chun classes, we train on hardwood so I go barefoot. However, all of my advanced training is outdoors and that's where foot protection is required. My Sifu (teacher) has been pushing me to buy Inov-8s for over a year. He raved about them. He said my running shoes were destroying my footwork and stability. I had a motorcycle accident last year which crushed my left ankle, and the deep tread on my New Balance running shoes were making things worse during martial arts training. So I finally bit the bullet and grabbed a pair off of Amazon.

    These INOV-8 shoes have entirely changed my approach to training. I can comfortably do a full two hours of warm ups, baghua palm changes and circle walking, wing chun forms and fast-paced turning drills and footwork, then finish it off with tai chi for a cooldown. Because they weigh virtually nothing, I don't think about them. Instead, since I can feel the ground really well in the 3mm sole, and the traditional over-zealous running shoe support is no longer impeding my sensitivity, I can focus on correct balance and posture.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By JMoney17 on June 20, 2013
    Color Name: Black/LimeSize Name: 12 B(M) US Women / 10.5 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    I love this shoe. I have worn Vibram's to run in for about 2 years now, and I wanted a casual shoe that would be minimalist as well. This shoe fit the bill. I love how it fits to my foot. If you have wider feet, I wouldn't purchase this shoe though, it is fairly narrow. If you like the minimalist idea, then this is the shoe for you. I feel the ground(in a good way) better in these shoes than I do in my Vibram's. Super Comfortable!
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jon Byars on April 17, 2013
    Color Name: Black/LimeSize Name: 11.5 B(M) US Women / 10 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    My Crossfit trainer noticed I was rolling forward on numerous lifts and mentioned that my running shoes may be putting me on my toes to much instead of allowing me to use my balance on my heels. These shoes are noticeably lower to the ground than my running shoes and the zero drop between toe and heel has made a huge difference in my balance and power. I'm very happy with my purchase and look forward to training in these shoes more!
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tara Cultrera on March 19, 2013
    Color Name: Silver/BlueSize Name: 13 B(M) US Women / 11.5 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    The shoes were worn for one day when the stitching came out. Fortunately a local shoe repair shop could repair for less than the cost to ship it back. They even reinforced the other shoe at the same seam. They have been fine since then. My son loves the way they feel and grip.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J-Satt on January 11, 2014
    Color Name: Black/LimeSize Name: 13.5 B(M) US Women / 12 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    Great shoes for weightlifting, especially squats and deadlifts (I wouldn't run in them). They look great too! They're super light. They came highly recommended from Mike Matthews' blog who is a fitness writer that I follow. I wear a size 12 men's shoe, and these fit perfectly (12 M US Men / 13.5 M US Women).
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Summerose on June 10, 2014
    Color Name: Purple/LimeSize Name: 10 B(M) US Women / 8.5 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    I like the traction on these shoes, and they're really comfortable. I use them for light workouts, nothing intense. Unfortunately, the front of the shoes started to peel off right outside of the return period, so I had to superglue them. Considering the amount they are charging for these shoes that should not have been an issue. If that had not happened I would have given these shoes 5 stars.
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    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Heather B on June 5, 2013
    Color Name: Black/LimeSize Name: 8 B(M) US Women / 6.5 D(M) US Men Verified Purchase
    I'm a beginner at Cross-fit and I was starting to increase my weight in back-squats. The trainer was having me take my sneakers off so i could feel the floor and squat properly. With these shoes i no longer need to do that & my form is great! I can also run in them the short distances we do for Cross-fit (usually a mile or less) and my feet and body feel fine - so i think they're great! Highly recommend!
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TimF on August 28, 2014
    Color Name: Purple/LimeSize Name: 13 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I got these shoes to replace the New Balance Minimus 20v3 that I was using for my crossfit workouts and I love it so far. You get a great feel for the ground on heavy lifts and it felt great on my box jumps. I even didn't mind them on our 100 m, 200 m, 400 m and 600 m runs. Now if you were to step on a rock it might sting a little since it's got a pretty thin sole. However, I've gradually been working my way down to the thinner soles so I knew what to expect.

    The shoe is incredibily light weight and the toe box has plenty of room to spread your feet out for the heavy lifts. It feels well constructed too. The reason why I ditched the Minimus shoes is because the sole started to peel after a couple months, and thats the second pair that this happened with. The sole is all one piece on these shoes.

    Also, I typically where a size 12.5 and they fit perfectly. I read other reviews where people said they ran small so I started out with a 13, but ended up returning those and getting 12.5.

    Overall, I would suggest these if you've been weening yourself down on the minimal type shoes. However, it might be a bit of jolt if you go from a typical cushioned running shoe straight to these shoes. Just something to consider.
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