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Richard Alexander
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Inov8 Shoes on 01/31/2007 11:55:30 MST Print View

So many models I get confused!
Which models have a last with a wide forefoot and narrow heel?

Samuel Winebaum
(samwine) - F

Locale: NH
Inov-8 wide forefoot and narrow heel on 02/05/2007 09:18:59 MST Print View

The Inov-8 are known for their narrow heel. I find that they really hold my narrow heel very very well. In fact the OR Winter Show Inov 8 podcast on BPL talks about the fact that many women have fitted just fine in this "unisex" shoe although they are coming out with a women's line.
As far as forefoot I think they are relatively wide. I have a narrow forefoot and find the forefoot just roomy enough.
I think there are some online retailers who pay for mail shipping both ways. See the web site. Also REI carries Inov 8 and you could try and see there. I think all models fit about the same with the racing models snugger.


Woubeir (from Europe)
(Woubeir) - F - MLife
Inov-8 wide forefoot and narrow heel on 02/05/2007 12:52:04 MST Print View

Not all Inov-8 models fit the same. I have both a pair of Terrocs and Roclite-31('s and the Roclites definitely (and unfortunately) have a snugger fit in the forefoot. The fit of the Terrocs is fantastic.

Woubeir (from Europe)
(Woubeir) - F - MLife
Inov-8 wide forefoot and narrow heel on 02/27/2007 07:30:52 MST Print View

To revive an old topic:
does someone have an idea how sizing up influences the fit of the heel?
Currently I own both a pair of Terrocs and Roclite 15's in the same size. The forefoot of the Roclite is a bit snugger than that of the Terroc. It is often suggested for the Roclite to go up half a size over that of the Terroc's to get equal toe room but I wonder how this affects the fit and the stability of the heel?