inov-8 Terraclaw 250
- Available for pre order only
- ETA July 2015
- Tongue lock technology
- 8mm drop
- Dual-C outsole
- multi directional lugs
- X-Lock upper system
- Multi terrain off-road shoe
- Red Dot Award winning shoe
This is the 8mm drop version of the Terraclaw 220, with extra heel height and full rand for support and protection over longer runs.
Note: Aside from the above differences, the Terraclaw 250 doesn't feature the Ray-Wrap style of lacing, as the key use for this shoe might be more of a comparative 'slow 'n' steady instead of the fast footed dash one might attempt in the lower slung Terraclaw 220. But each to their own. The Terraclaw 250 is built for comfort while remaining grippy over multi terrain. In inov-8 terms, think Trailroc mixed with Mudclaw, with a little Roclite thrown in. Simmer for 20mins......
Here it is - kind of, the soon to be released inov-8 shoe for runners who like to take on whatever the UK can throw at them. Mud, grit, gravel, grass, dirt, dust and more!
The latest improvements in footwear design come in the form of the clever Tongue Lock (preventing the tongue from working its way around your foot inside the shoe), Dual-C rubber outsole, with both endurance and sticky rubber compounds to ensure you grip when you need to, along with that multi directional grip. Studs that offer traction on the flat, but spaced out enough for grabbing into mud or wet grass where it'll keep you on two feet where it can.
The tried and tested meta flex and fascia bands within the midsole - helping your efficiency and delaying fatigue.
Secure fit, great look, multi terrain grip, low drop. Ideal for fast runners who wish to conquer the trail. Open country should't prove too difficult for those who've come to rely on their technical running ability over deeper and deeper lugs, but time will tell if the Mudclaws are left quaking in their box.
*further details and exact release dates to be confirmed. Women's version available here.