Inov-8 Mens X-Talon 230 - Lightweight OCR Trail Running Shoes - for Spartan, Obstacle Races and Mud Run

4.2 out of 5 stars 180 ratings

Price: $85.00 - $145.40

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  • Synthetic-and-mesh
  • Synthetic sole
  • ➤ STICKY GRIP - The industry leading outsole rubber compound is softer and stickier than previous outsoles. Combined with the classic 8mm lugs, the shoe delivers better traction than its predecessor over both wet and dry underfoot conditions.
  • ➤ NARROW FIT - A grade 1 precision fit holds the foot securely without being super narrow, whilst allowing some room for toe splay.
  • ➤ ADDED PROTECTION - A flexible rock plate sits between the outsole and midsole of the shoe, providing enhanced underfoot protection against rocks and other obstacles.
  • ➤ LIGHTWEIGHT - The flexible upper materials, protective rand and gusseted tongue are all non water absorbing, meaning the shoe remains at its light weight best.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 1 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).
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Product description

  • inov-8® Shoe Fit Scale Guide
  • The updated invo-8® X-Talon 230 Trail Running Shoes deliver better traction and improved underfoot protection so you can tackle extreme off-trail conditions.
  • Predecessor: X-Talon 225.
  • Support Type: Neutral.
  • Cushioning: Minimal feel with extreme flexibility.
  • Surface: Trail.
  • Differential: 6 mm.
  • Shoe Fit Scale: Grade 1.
    inov-8® shoes are designed with Met-Cradle technology to lock down the mid-foot for a stable hold.
    Graded on a scale of 1-5, Grade 1 represents the closest, most precise fit. Grade 5 has the widest fitting toe box.
  • Ideal for fell and mountain racing.
  • Non-water-absorbing upper helps keep moisture out.
  • Stripped back textile and synthetic upper offers an ultralightweight design.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • Reinforced toe for added durability and protection.
  • Minimally padded tongue and collar.
  • Textile lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Low-profile injected-EVA midsole.
  • Powerflow+ midsole technology delivers 10% shock absorption and 25% better energy return than standard midsoles.
  • X-Talon sole excels over loose, soft, mixed terrain.
  • Sticky rubber outsole construction is based on climbing rubber technologies and offers superior traction and grip in wet conditions.
  • Iconic 8mm studs claw through soft terrain and hold firm on harder ground.
  • Second-generation META-PLATE provides increased protection to the underfoot from sharp rocks.
  • On-the-shoe gaiter hooks offer a more secure attachment system that allows you to attach an ALL TERRAIN GAITER to the shoe, while the Met-Cradle delivers a secure hold.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10 (US Men's 11), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ NO3LIG02
  • Department ‏ : ‎ Womens
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ January 17, 2018
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ INOV-22
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B077HFBPPX
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 180 ratings
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Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019
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Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2019
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worst experience with trail shoes- experienced runner
By Eliana on August 8, 2019
Terrible shoes. I am an experienced trail runner and I have raced for years with different brands. This is by far the worst experience I’ve had with shoes. I wore them on the trail once and I had a blood blister the size of the actual toe after this one time wear. I have scars on both feet thanks to the shoes. When I tried returning them customer service said they had sign of wear and will be returning the shoes to me. I wore them only 1 single time and I will be uploading pictures once I get them back.

Please do not buy these shoes, the inside are extremely hard on your toes and will create such friction that blisters WILL develop.
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S. Guthrie
4.0 out of 5 stars First impressions - so may comment more later
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars so they look like they are done up very tightly
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 19, 2018
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Albena Georgieva
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic shoe but beware the fit
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great shoe
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase (pun intended)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 2, 2021
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