Designed for, and tested in, the world's most challenging mountain races, the Terraultra is protective, stable and grippy. Inov-8's amazing graphene-infused sole holds up to hundreds of kilometers of trail, scree and slab rock. The breathable upper is reinforced with kevlar for abrasion resistance with minimal added weight, while the resilient EVA midsole is firm enough for protection and speed and grooved for articulation and flexibility on technical terrain.
- Synthetic upper is sturdy yet light, with kevlar-reinforcements in key areas.
- Protective toe bumper.
- Lightweight EVA midsole is deeply grooved for added flexibility.
- Graphene-infused outsole rubber compund is extremely grippy and durable.
- Broad, flat 4mm outsole lugs excel on firm trails and alpine rock.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize over pronation, where the foot tends to roll inward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.