Our View – Inov-8 X-Talon 255 Men:
The Inov-8 X-Talon 255 is the latest addition to the ever-popular X-Talon range and this version will be very welcome to those who have traditionally found the range too narrow. The 255 is build on a wider last (rating 4 on Inov-8’s 1-5, Narrow-Wide scale) meaning it gives you that little bit more room in the forefoot.
Built with racing and training in mind the X-Talon 255 features a more durable upper with a hard-wearing ballistic nylon upper and a long protective rand around the toe box and forefoot. Grip wish Inov-8 have stuck with the highly regarded StickyGrip compound that has served the brand exceptionally well for many years excelling on a wide range of surfaces. The classic 8mm studs provide aggressive traction on wet, rocky and slippery terrain making this an ideal fell, cross country or OCR shoe.
Despite its roomier fit the X-Talon 255 still has an excellent fit and the TPU Adapter cradle secures your foot providing a comfortable and secure hold which is especially important on cambered and steep terrain.
We’re confident the latest addition to X-Talon range will be a popular race shoe thanks to its fast and light feel and excellent grip.
Specifications - Inov-8 X-Talon 255 Men:
- Phenomenal Grip
- Light and Fast
- Highly Durable
- Fit Scale – 4 (Scale 1-5, Narrow-Wide)
- Drop - 3mm
- Footbed - 6mm
- Lug Depth - 8mm
- Midsole - EVA
- Midsole Stack - 8mm / 5mm
- Sole Compound - STICKYGRIP
- Product Weight - 255g / 9oz