Our view - Inov-8 X-Claw 275 Mens:
The Inov-8 X-Claw 275 is a new shoe to the Inov-8 fell running shoe range and it’s going to fit right in here at Castleberg. The X-Claw has been designed for longer distance running over tough, rocky and difficult terrain.
The Inov-8 X-Claw 275 is a true mountain running shoe – whilst you can think of it as a tough X-talon: with lugs to grip, a precise fit and a protective upper, there’s much more besides.
Firstly, the upper. The Inov-8 X-Claw 275 is toughened up – there’s a decent level of protection from rocks around the toes and midsole, a sturdy toe bumper and rand. The upper material is a relatively closed mesh that’s ideal for the all weathers and tough terrains that mountain running brings.
The mid sole and sole unit are thoroughly revised beyond the X-Talon too. There’s a dual compound sticky rubber outsole (Inov-8 make some of the best rubber compounds for grip on wet rock out there) that will wear well but give good grip, a decent amount of cushioning (as demonstrated by the 8mm drop) and a dynamic shank for rock protection and propulsion (the Dynamic Fascia Band).
With a low weight and great fit (ideal for longer runs) the Inov-8 X-Claw 275 has a lot going for it.
Specifications - Inov-8 X-Claw 275 Mens:
- Super durable upper
- Dual C compound (sticky rubber)
- Weight : 275g / 9.7oz
- Fit : Standard Fit with wider toe box
- Gender : Mens
- Footbed: 6mm
- Midsole: POWER FLOW
- Drop : 8mm