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Paul Dalley
(pauldalley) - F

Locale: Gulf Coast
Inov8 Shoes on 03/08/2012 19:57:13 MST Print View

Hello All,

I going to need to buy new shoes/boots this season. Maybe I am brainwashed on Gortex but what is anyone experience with Gortex lined shoes by Inov8? Do your feet get hot? I have some very nice Golite Gortex lined boots, but my feet get hot. Don't like hot feet. Gortex pushes the dry/breathable benefits, but my feet get hot. Has anyone had this work? Does Inov8 make it work?

Otherwise I am seriously considering Inov8 Rocklite 295's



Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Inov8 Shoes on 03/08/2012 20:00:27 MST Print View

"Otherwise I am seriously considering Inov8 Rocklite 295's"

There are many possibilities, but those are quite popular with this crowd. You really need to know where you intend to use them, e.g. wet stream crossings, snow, desert, dirt, rock, etc.


Jim Colten

Locale: MN
Re: Inov8 Shoes on 03/08/2012 20:54:43 MST Print View

Inov8 might make it work a bit better than others due to the meshy nature of their outers. My feet also run hot. The couple pairs of GTX inov8's I've owned were used below freezing temps or in very cold rain ... otherwise they were too too warm.

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: London, UK
Inov8 Shoes on 03/08/2012 22:08:22 MST Print View

I have both the Roclite 390GTX for winter and the discontinued 370 for Summer. The 390GTX is definitly too warm for anything but snow/slush and the coldest rain. The 370's almost translucent mesh upper really lets in the dirt/dust too. No free lunch I guess. I just got a pair of BPL recommended New Balance MT876 to try on a jungle hike in Southern Okinawa next week.