Caleb Eftawrote a review of Inov 8 Race Ultra 290 Running Shoe - Men's on January 21, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I've used over 40 inov8 shoes, so when I say this shoe is poor, I actually mean it. Biggest complaint initially was that it's not blue, it's purple. I bought this shoe for the Bear 100 because I wanted something burlier than the Ultra 270 (which is fantastic), but it was not great. It doesn't have the cushioning that I would expect from the stack height and weight of the shoe. It felt board stiff, and didn't loosen up like I was expecting. The grip is adequate, but not nearly as sticky as other Inov8s i've used. Sad to say, but this is yet another poor product that Inov8 has let get into the market.