A very comfortable, lightweight and fast off-road shoe. They
keep your foot super low to the ground so you feel really
stable. They are quite flexible, Once you get used to it
this is a good thing because you get a much better feel of
of the ground under your feet, however on longer runs
(around 2 hrs+) they can become a little too flexible
especially when wet, meaning your foot may slide around and
can get uncomfortable. But this is the only problem I have
had with them, they are awesome for any time you want to go
fast in terrain.
I usually have a hard time finding shoes that fit my broad
feet, but then I found Inov-8. I now have the X-Talon 212,
Oroc 280 and Road--X 255, and they're all perfect fit, same
size on all (9). Very comfortable shoes. X-Talon 212 is
great for trail running with the good grip. You can feel the
cleats through the sole which can lead to some discomfort
during long runs, but it's not that bad, I still love it.
I recently made the move from road to hills and was on the
look out for a pair of decent hill running shoes, could not
be happier with these beauties. there light and work well on
a mixture of roads and wet trails. water drains out of them
quickly too. delighted with them so far.
My main sport is triathlon which means training for 3
disciplines. This year I decided to put some off road hill
races into my pre-season training to get a good strength
platform. 2 races in my road racers resulted in lots of
sliding and slipping and other runners passing me. I tried
another brand before going for the X Talon. These shoes are
just unbelievably good. solid on all surfaces, even tarmac
sections are v comfortable...I wouldn't put anything else on
to run off-road and even get a little disappointed I cant
run on the road in them.