Inov-8 X-Talon 212
- 6mm Heel to Toe Drop
- Precision Fit
- Extreme Traction
- Now with flat laces
- Wider Standard Fit (unisex) available here
- Women's version available here
One of the most demanded shoes at the Accelerate store in Sheffield. The Inov-8 X-Talon 212 is lightweight, close fitting and offers a blend of cushioning and responsive ground feel that many argue is unsurpassed for fell and mountain racing. Designed for wet conditions and originally for racing, it has stood the test of time and for many has become a go-to training shoe.
The unique studded outsole is composed of sticky rubber, which while may not have the same long life wear characteristics of other shoes on the market, it does however, have an unrivalled ability to stick to rock (well OK limestone does push the boundary!) in all but the harshest conditions. The injection moulded midsole provides excellent life and cushioning characteristics without losing 'ground feel' and control. This is also aided by a 6mm heel to forefoot drop and a precision fit.
It is not hard to see why this shoe has become a firm favourite amongst the fell running community.
Inov-8 say: "The most popular off road shoe in the inov-8 range and the winner of more world championships than any other off roader, the 212 continues to deliver! Precision (close) fitted with talon like grip and incredibly flexible, this shoe races in the mountains, in the fells or cross country with equal ease. Choose this shoe for speed work and racing in any off road situations."