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Get close to the ground without sacrificing everything underneath you in the Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 198. This low profile shoe features a 6mm offset to promote a natural footstrike, while an injected EVA midsole provides just a touch of protection from the ground. Built on Inov-8’s natural last, this shoe accommodates the natural splaying of your toes. 

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Weight:  7.9 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (20mm), Forefoot (14mm)

Widths Available: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large, purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium  to wide
  • Mid-foot: Medium to high
  • Forefoot: Medium to high
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved





The Road-X-treme 198 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe intended for training and racing.


  • 2 Arrow Shoc-Zone provides moderate underfoot cushioning and a 6 mm heel-to-toe drop. This is Inov8's medium level of cushioning on their 0-4 arrow scale.


  • Injected EVA Foam for resilient cushioning with maximum memory retention.


  • Synthetic Mesh covers the upper for lightweight, breathable coverage.
  • TPU Lacing System uses TPU lacing supports for a strong, lightweight and secure fit.
  • Met-Cradle is a synthetic webbing upper that supports the forefoot and provide a secure fit.
  • Anatomic Last follows the natural shape of the human foot for a close and comfortable fit.


  • Road-X-Treme is a lightweight outsole intended for road racing, speedwork, and everyday training.
  • Sticky Fusion Compound is a mix of synthetic rubber and EVA foam for a smooth ride and grip on the road.
  • Meta-Flex groove is located at the forefoot to encourage natural forefoot flex during toe-off.

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