Inov-8 adds two new shoes based on the immensely popular Terroc 330. The new shoes are lighter, with more cushion and durable soles. Inov-8 also introduces its lightest shoe yet!
The new “Roclite 295” is based on the Terroc last but adds a more cushioned midsole (up to 3 arrows from 2), and the lighter and durable Roclite outsole. The 295 also includes the facia-band of the Rocklite line. The Roclite 305 is almost identical to the Rocklite 295 but adds an even more cushioned midsole (4 arrows).
Finally, based on the popular F-Lite 300, Inov-8 gives us one of the lightest trail shoes on the market, the F-Lite 230. At 8.1 ounces (230 grams) it is Inov-8’s lightest shoe. The 230 also incorporates the Roclite sole and facia-band but with a 2 arrow midsole and an extremely light upper.
The “Roclite 295” is also based on the Terroc last but adds a more cushioned midsole and still saves over an ounce (35 grams) over the Terroc 330.
Both the Roclite 295 and 305 are significant improvements over the Terroc 330, one of my favorite ultralight trail shoes. The 295’s are over an ounce lighter and should find favor with the thru hiking crowd as well as casual ultralight backpackers. At almost an ounce lighter, the added cushion of the 305’s is rapidly gaining acceptance from the ultra running crowd (people who run 50 to 100+ mile races). The 305’s should work equally well for people who have sore feet after a long day of backpacking.
The “Roclite 305” adds an even more cushioned midsole (4 arrows) and still saves over an ounce (35 grams) over the Terroc 330.
The lightweight and durable Roclite sole with facia-band.
At just over 8 ounces the F-lite 230 is Inov-8’s lightest shoe.