Inov-8 Trailtalon 290
290 g (10.1 oz.) Drop ratio: 8 mm $180
Inov-8 have developed a reputation in the trail community for being one of the most trustworthy and discipline-focused shoe brands on the market. Think of the Trailtalon 290 as their Swiss Army Knife model. It’s very good in a variety of circumstances. It excels at being an everyday trainer for the trails, with a comfy yet slighting firm Powerflow midsole and midsized lugging underfoot.
The Trailtalon 290 is ideal for crushing mega miles because of its fantastic fit that starts with its great upper design. The highly effective lacing system plays into a cage, which hugs the top of the foot in place, making for a great fit and feel. Other added touches, such as the rubber toe protector to ward off loose rocks and debris guard built into to the tongue make the Trailtalon 290 a no-brainer for everyday trail running.—