fratface wrote a review of Inov 8 Road-X 255 Running Shoe - Men's on June 12, 2013
I have about 150 miles on these and really enjoy running in them. I had a major foot surgery (tarsal coalition discovered a little later in life) about 7 months ago so getting back into running was also a chance for a reset in my running style. Pre-surgery I used the Merrill Trail Glove on dirt but traditional running shoes on the road. Getting back into it, my old road shoes just did not fit right and my heel slipped out on the now fixed foot. These Invo8's were a great solution. I really love how the shoe holds tight in your mid-foot and leaves your toes free to let them do the work. Given that I can't really feel much in my forefoot anymore, this has been helpful. There is enough cushioning for the road (I tried the Trail Gloves on the road once, that was enough) and I have never felt any pain yet. I have seen some reviews that were negative on the finish of the shoe and there are some open seams, etc. but I have not seem any degradation in the construction since I have used them. The sole seems to be wearing out at a reasonable pace for a soft rubber.
Overall these have really been a savior for me and my road to recovery. Sorry for the pun there.