Our View - Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX Mens:
The Inov-8 Roclite Boot has been a customer favourite for many years and the new updates looks set to increase its popularity even further. The mid height cut and its light weight make it suitable for both long distance runners looking for extra ankle protection and walkers after a fast and light boot.
The new version of the Roclite 325 still utilises a Gore-Tex membrane to provide a waterproof and warm boot perfect for all year-round weather protection. The boots upper has seen an increase in protection from a significant toe bumper and randing around the base as well as a welded overlay around the midfoot.
The extra height of an ankle boots provide additional support on rough terrain and the new ADAPTERWEB system works in harmony with this to provide an excellent hold around the midfoot which is supportive while allowing a little give for foot swell. The heel is held securely in place via the X-LOCK system which prevents unwanted movement that can cause run ending hot spots and blisters.
Grip is everything in off-road running and the Roclite 325 GTX offers exceptional bite on a huge range of surfaces from wet muddy grass to tarmac and everything in between, it really is one of the most versatile offerings available. The TRI-C rubber compound is fantastically sticky and Inov-8 have really hit the spot with the depth and placement of the 6mm claw like studs. The surface area available for impact grip is perfect and the spread is such that mud is released quickly.
Cushioning and comfort has been highlighted in the updated Roclite 325 GTX which incorporates Inov-8’s POWER FLOW midsole which offers 10% better shock absorption and 15% better energy return compared to a standard midsole which simply means you will be more comfortable and more efficient for even longer! With an 8mm drop from the 22.5mm Heel stack to the 14.5mm in the Forefoot the Roclite 325 GTX offers a great amount of protective cushioning for both impact absorption and trail protection.
We feel the updates to the Roclite 325 GTX which make it a more stable, well cushioned boot will increase its popularity even more. If you are looking for waterproof protection without weight and comfort without excess then the Roclite 325 GTX is a great choice for any distance and virtually all terrains.
Specifications - Inov-8 Roclite 325 GTX Mens:
- Meidum Fit
- 8mm Drop
- 6mm Footbed
- 6mm Deep Lugs
- POWER FLOW Midsole
- 22.5mm Heel Stack
- 14.5mm Forefoot Stack
- 2nd Gen Metashank
- TRI-C STICKY Rubber Sole Compound
- 325g Weight