Scree field steeps, chossy descents, thin ridgelines, and muddy traverses don't stand a chance when matched up against the Inov 8 Men's X-Talon 212 Precision Fit Running Shoe. Built in the same light as its little brother, the X-Talon 212 Standard Fit, this sneaker is fashioned with a more close-fitting heel and toe box than its younger sibling. This unique construction ensures a precise, fine-tuned fit and decreases internal movement, which ultimately prevents hot spots, blisters, and excessive torsional movement. The precision fit is ideal for runners with narrow forefeet and those who are tackling shorter training sessions.
In addition to its glove-like fit, the synthetic and TPU upper's DWR treatment helps to repel light precipitation and external moisture so your feet have a chance of staying dry when taking on muddy terrain while the mesh liner encourages ample breathability. An injection-molded midsole offers supportive cushioning for comfortable and stable runs, and Inov 8's signature Rope-Tec technology allows the X-Talon to excel in cross-training situations. The 6mm drop encourages you to find the balance between lateral stability and running technique and the sticky rubber outsole offers supreme grip on a wide variety of surfaces.
- Synthetic and TPU upper
- Precision Fit
- DWR treatment
- Mesh lining
- Injected-EVA midsole
- 6mm drop
- X-Talon sticky rubber outsole
- Item #INV002C
- Q & A
Specialized trail shoe.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 9.5
This shoe is amazing.. For the right conditions! This is my 4th pair of this shoe. Here in Alaska we get a lot of rain and given that 80% of the running is off trail and on extremely steep terrain the precision fit and extreme tread are a must and they excel in these types of conditions. I wouldn't recommend these shoes for smooth long trail runs but for muddy steep technical terrain they are a must!
The fit is tight and meant to be. I have average width feet and they just fit me, if you have large or wide feet they make a standard fit that is much more roomy.