Get A Grip

INOV8 Running & Hiking Shoes for Men and Women

Forged in the fells and mountains of the British Lake District, INOV-8 is a footwear brand for committed trail and off-road runners, fitness athletes, and adventure-seeking hikers. In 2003, founder Wayne Edy set out to push the boundaries of performance outdoor footwear by focusing on innovating one key component: grip. From the very beginning, INOV-8 shoes were built to hold onto a wide variety of rough terrain, and keep traction in the toughest of places. But they did not stop there; over the decades since INOV-8 has been pushing the boundaries of footwear innovation, even being the first to utilize a revolutionary new material: graphene.  


INOV-8's graphene-enhanced shoes were and are a gamechanger. In order to provide maximum grip, traditional rubber soles had to be made very soft, which compromised durability. However, with the addition of graphene, INOV-8 soles could hold exceptional grip and traction while remaining extremely durable. Due to in part to this new material, INOV-8 has quickly become the go-to shoes for a wide variety of athletes, especially weightlifters who love the amazing stability and grip. If you're looking for a pair, check out the Men's Roclite G 275 or Women's Roclite 315 Gtx. If you need an amazing pair of hiking shoes, weightlifting shoes, CrossFit shoes, running shoes, etc. be sure to give INOV-8 a try.


At, we highly recommended INOV-8 to a wide variety of athletes, especially weightlifters. When you need shoes that are both durable and stable, turn to INOV-8.  

Graphene - A Runaway Success

The world's first-ever graphene-enhanced sports shoes were launched in the summer of 2018. Since then, runners and fitness athletes have been able to push limits with 'The World's Toughest Grip' on their feet.

 Questions & Tips

Q: How should I clean my INOV-8 shoes?

Remove the footbed and using cold water hand-wash or rinse them both inside and out. Allow them to dry naturally with the footbed removed. Do not force dry as this can damage the uppers and midsole.

Q: Are INOV-8 shoes vegan?

All of their shoes that do not include leather and/or suede are vegan.

Q: Where are INOV-8 shoes made?

The design of INOV-8 products is done in both the UK and US offices. Manufacturing is done in China.

Q: What does Precision fit mean?

Our Precision fit shoes: Offers a close-fitting heel that locks the shoe in position, while the forefoot is also close-fitting. This all round precise fit ensures minimal movement when running on all terrains. Precision fit suits those with a narrower forefoot and athletes using the product for short sessions.

In the current range the following shoes are precision fit: X-TALON 212, X-TALON 210, X-TALON 230, OROC 280 V2, MUDCLAW 300, MUDCLAW 300 CLASSIC, F-LITE 195 V2, F-LITE 195 CLASSIC, ARCTICTALON 275

INOV-8 Warranty Policy

For non-warranty exchanges and returns, please see our policy here.

If you believe you have a warranty claim, please reach out to us directly here.

From INOV-8:

"We combine premium quality materials with a highly-skilled manufacturing process. Should any of our products develop a manufacturing or material fault within one year you will be required to return the product to the retailer you purchased the item from for inspection with proof of purchase. This guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse or accidental damage and is conditional upon care instructions being followed. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights in any way. If the retailer, by any chance, have any enquiries about the issue presented, they have their own designated Key Account Manager in our Retail Customer Services, who are at the ready to assist if needed."

INOV-8 Size Chart and Sizing Information

US Women3.54.55.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.5--------
US Men2344.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.5131415
European Sizes3334.535.5363737.53838.539.54040.541.54242.5434444.54545.546.5474850
AU / UK1233.544.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.5121314