The most popular off-trail running collection in the inov-8 range internationally and the winner of more world mountain running championships than any other trail shoe, the completely rebuilt from the ground up X-Talon 230 continues to deliver!
Precision (close) fitted upper with talon like grip and incredible flexibility, this shoe, while born for the mountains has in more recent times found a new home in Obstacle Racing with the updated Ropetec sole making climbing up ropes or exiting mud pits achievable with equal ease. Choose this shoe for off-trail speed work and racing in any situations where under foot conditions are just plain nasty.
The 230, the update to the 212 is a super lightweight trail / off trail running with a low profile 6mm (2 Arrow) heel stack midsole, the X-Talon™ 230 is ideal for cross country, short trail, mountain racing and receiving glowing praise in the Obstacle Course Racing community.
- Upper – The updated high performance upper made of a highly DWR (Durable Water Repellent) Hydrophobic quick drying material offers superior durability.
- Footbed – Comfortable and interchangeable footbed contains micro holes to aid in releasing water in wet conditions.
- MidShoc – Molded cupped MidShoc™ midsole offers the best balance between comfort and underfoot sensitivity for both long and short runs.
- StickyGrip – Our newest compound delivers over dramatically more traction than previous X-Talon soles. This Incredibly grippy and sticky rubber outsole offers ideal traction in the worst wet and muddy off trail conditions.
- Meta-Plate™ A flexible rock plate that aligns with each metatarsal for increased underfoot protection while maintaining natural movement.
- Meta-Flex™ insert delivers a controlled but natural forefoot flex, the shoe moves the way the foot wants to.
- Met-Cradle™ lacing cradles the forefoot behind the metatarsal heads to provide a secure foot hold while running up or down hill.
- Weight: 230gm (Average)
- Stack: Heel 13mm / 7mm
- Drop: 6mm
- Fit: (P) Precision Fit (Snug)
- Midsole: POWERFLOW+ Injected EVA
- Footbed: 6mm
- Cleat Depth: 8mm
- Outsole: STICKYGRIP