The newly-landed Trailtalon range from Inov8, an industry leader in minimalist & natural running footwear, provides excellent options for those wanting either lightweight long-distance comfort on the trails or an ultra-light shoe vital for shaving those last few seconds off of your PB while still offering effective protection and great grip.
Starting with the Trailtalon 235 (which, yes, can weight little as 235 GRAMS in a UK8!) while both the it and the Trailtalon 290 feature the impressively versatile TRI-C STICKY outsoles - named so due to the presence of three different rubber compounds geared towards optimised grip and long-term wear - this shoe has been designed with high-cadence runs & racing on hard-packed trails or paths and provides great levels of comfort and protection at its low weight through the use of a slimmer toe-box area with less excess volume as well as improved shock absorption and "energy return" provided by the POWERFLOW midsole.
And last but not least - its 4mm heeldrop lends it a an overall more responsive feel than its 8mm companion, the 290.
The Trailtalon 290 on the other hand is designed for the runner planning long miles on the trail, where the extra protection provided by the rubber toe bumper and extra and comfort of the TERRADAPTER heel-cushioning (for those times when fatigue in endurance races leaves your strike/gait less precise) greatly reduces user-discomfort in the long-term.
Finally, the 290 features the all-new ADAPTERFIT, a feature which allows the shoe to adjust to the natural movements as well as swelling of the foot, further increasing comfort during long-distance events.
Follow the links for more info on the 290 Men's and Women's variants
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