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A low to the ground shoe for the runner seeking an uninhibited running experience, the Inov-8 Road-Xtreme 118 offers minimal cushioning and an extra firm ride. 



Get close to the ground and experience the essence of minimalist running with the Inov-8 Road-Xtreme 118. This low and light shoe features a thin midsole to keep your foot protected from the road without inhibiting ground feel, while a sticky outsole maintains reliable traction on the pavement. A lightweight mesh upper is flexible and breathable for a comfortable and cool run. 

Model Number:

Weight: 4.4 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (11mm), Forefoot (11mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium 
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


The Road-Xtreme 118 is the women's version of the Road-Xtreme 138 men's shoe. It is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe intended for speedwork and racing.


  • Zero Arrow Shoc-Zone provides minimal underfoot cushioning and a 0 mm heel-to-toe drop for a true barefoot experience. This is Inov8's lowest 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.
  •  Women's Anatomic Last follows the natural shape of a woman's narrower heel and foot shape 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.

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

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