INOV-8 TRAILTALON 275

PRICE: £110
WEIGHT: 280g

Designed more for hard-packed trails, this shoe is perfect if you decide to give the more technical ground a break when the weather gets bad. It’s also specifically designed as a long-distance shoe: its Powerflow technology gives 10% better shock absorption, with 15% better energy return, meaning you fly down those trails. It’s not waterproof, although a GTX option is available. Instead, it’s light and breathable, and drains well. This shoe came up wider than previous models, and the toe box is very spacious for foot expansion. Lugs aren’t as aggressive as previously, suiting loose, gravelly trails. But it still bites downhill.

VERDICT

Wider fit than usual, but versatile, comfortable and breathable.

Grip: 8/10
Cushioning: 7/10
Precision: 8/10

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