RocLite 290 (M) – Mens (Black/Grey)

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The all new Roclite™ 290 is an all round off-road training / racing shoe built around the popular RocLite Sole design for the broadest variety of underfoot terrain. This 4mm drop cushioned model offers excellent levels of upper durability, refined fit and protection.


Sizing note: This shoe offers a D, It includes an average width toe box, allowing toes to splay when running. D FIT is ideal for athletes with average width feet and / or those doing longer training sessions. The D fit collection sits in between the snug PRECISION FIT shoes and our broader more relaxed Standard Fit option, very much middle of the road, If unsure of your size, please review the SIZING tab, which is model specific. In general if you like the standard fit we would suggest a 1/2 size up, if you liked the precision fit we’d suggest staying with your normal size.

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The Roclite™ 290 is our all new mixed terrain trail running shoe built around the updated for 2017 RocLite Sole design. This mild cushioned model offers excellent levels of upper durability and protection with a refined fit.

The 290 offers a high level of comfort for a general use trail shoe with high levels of protection for the developing trail runner or as a cushioned option for Ultra distance running training. inov-8’s premium Tri-C Sticky rubber sole combination delivers ample grip and durability, while the second generation Meta-Shank VII ensures natural movement with rock protection. Choose this shoe for a protective, natural trail running experience at an entry level price point.

Features include:

    • Upper: The updated highly durable upper made of a new denser weave mesh that delivers ample durability and breathability.
    • Footbed: Comfortable and interchangeable, the Roclite utilises a cushioned 6mm innersole for comfort during long runs.
    • Sticky rubber: A carefully blended three Sticky rubbers make up the RocLite sole, Soft, Medium and Hard sticky compound is used to deliver traction and Grip over mixed terrain.
    • Meta-Flex™ insert delivers a controlled but natural forefoot flex.
    • AdapterWeb™ lacing cradles the forefoot behind the metatarsal heads to provide a secure foot hold while running up or down hill.


    • Weight: 290gm (approx)
    • Cushion: 11mm Heel / 7mm Forefoot (EVA midsole only)
    • Drop: 4mm
    • Midsole: Powerflow EVA
    • Shank: META-SHANK II
    • Footbed: 6mm
    • Cleat depth: 6mm


For Men's (S) STANDARD FIT Styles - Note: cm is the length of inner sole, match with your fav shoe for fit.
cm 26cm 26.5cm 27.5cm 28cm 28.5cm 29.5cm 30cm 30.5cm 31cm 31.5cm 32cm 32.5cm 33cm
UK 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14
EU 40.5 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46.5 47 47.5 38 49 50
US-M 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15


We're passionate about the technology behind our products and want to ensure you get the most out every mile you run or minute you train. Here's a breakdown of how this product is put together.


Years before anyone else, inov-8 pioneered the ‘Arrow System’, reducing differential from heel-to-toe, helping athletes improve their own performance.   Inov-8 products start at 3 Arrows. You can start wherever you like. 3 Arrows gives the biggest heel-to-toe drop in the inov-8 range, about half of that found in overly cushioned, structured shoes. As you drop arrows you tend to drop weight and cushioning, you tend to gain proprioception and speed. Reach Zero for a pure performance shoe – lightweight, stripped-back and fast. Dominate-the-race kind of fast.   Athletes not yet conditioned for natural running choose 3 Arrows. The same goes for those wanting a shoe for long endurance sessions, although we do tailor our products to each terrain. If you’re introducing stripped back shoes into shorter sessions choose 2 or 1 Arrows to ease your progress.



Standard fit offers a wide toe box, allowing the toes to splay when running naturally or lifting weights. Suits athletes with wider feet and those doing long sessions.


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The Meta-Flex™ is a groove in the forefoot that provides a natural flex point in the shoe, allowing the forefoot to function naturally with each step.


META-SHANK™ Generation 3
5-finger polymer Meta-Shank™ aligns with each individual metatarsal for increased benefit from the ‘Windlass Effect’, whilst retaining underfoot impact protection and flexibility.


Mimics the ‘Windlass Effect’ delivering a kick of energy with each step, helping the athlete to run faster and more efficiently.


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