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The Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 208 is a performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.



The Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 208 offers a low profile running experience while retaining underfoot protection from the ground. A 6mm offset promotes a forward footstrike, and an injected EVA midsole provides responsive and resilient cushioning. The upper consists of a lightweight and breathable mesh and offers an roomier, anatomical fit to allow for natural toe splay.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.3 oz (size 9)

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

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to high volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toebox Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I wanted something to replace the Brooks Green Silence, which I loved, in my rotation. The Wave Musha 5s work as a racing flat but aren't quite enough shoe for training for me. These Inov-8s have filled the bill perfectly so far. I only have ~50 miles on them but with runs of up to 13 miles, and they have felt great. They do feel a lot less cushioned than the GS, and the longer runs have been on dirt roads, but they definitely promote a mid foot strike and have a smooth transition. One note--I ordered my usual size and they actually feel a bit loose, so only order a 1/2 size up if you like a lot of extra room.
From: Mack, USA. May 4th 2014