INOV8 PARKCLAW 275 delivers performance & durability

This trail shoe is very impressive. My first testing of an INOV8 shoe and I couldn’t be more pleased with the performance. I put over 100 miles on these bad boys and the overall experience is fantastic.

TREAD- This is labeled as a transitional shoe. I was very comfortable in the INOV8 Parkclaw taking this on advanced terrain because the tread is phenomenal. The grip is as good as any high end trail shoe that I have ever tested in the last 10 years. The pattern of the studs is positioned exactly in the right places to make every strike secure and fluid.

LACING- The laces are very secure and create a great anchor through the upper. The tongue of the shoe centers comfortable and is balanced between lacing holes.

CUSHIONING- This shoe has great cushioning balancing between cushy and feel. Flying downhill this shoe can absorb the pounding. I really like how the cushioning handles any terrain. With a weight of
275g / 9.625oz INOV8 Parkclaw cushioning delivers like a bulkier shoe without the excess.

UPPER- The upper is really durable and keeps out the debris. With protective welding strategically positioned this shoe is made to last. I cannot see any visible wearing of the upper even after 100 miles.

OVERALL- This shoe for $130 US is a great value. I am thoroughly pleased with every aspect of this trail shoe. The INOV8 Parkclaw can take tough trails with ease. I could not find anything wrong with this shoe.

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Gelder Lewis has been snowboarding for more than 30 years. He heard Mark Allen speak at a motivational meeting and wanted to do a triathlon. He decided to get in shape for the winter months so he started doing triathlon. Now he is totally addicted and loves to swim, bike, run year round. Gelder enjoys testing, writing, talking and presenting information about all things gear and how it can enhance the endurance sport experience. Gelder still snowboards until the Greatest Snow on Earth melts each season.