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Inov-8, the original minimalist trail shoe brand, now makes great lightweight road shoes. The Road-X 233 is best suited for the runner who wants to move toward the less is more concept. With a 6mm heel-to-toe height difference and a low-to-the-ground foot position, the Road-X 233 is a big step toward minimalist road running without being at the extreme end of the spectrum.

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Weight:  8.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (18mm), Forefoot (12mm) 

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Road-X 233 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe intended for road racing and training.

CUSHIONING

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

MIDSOLE

  • Injected EVA Foam for resilient cushioning with maximum memory retention.
  • Dynamic Fascia Band running from the heel to the forefoot acts as a rigid lever arm, releasing energy with each step and propelling the runner forward.

UPPER

  • 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.
  • 6mm Footbed for additional underfoot comfort.

OUTSOLE

  • Road-X is a road outsole intended for road racing and speedwork.
  • Sticky Rubber for optimal performance and maximized grip in wet conditions.
  • Meta-Flex groove is located at the forefoot to encourage natural forefoot flex during toe-off.

LAST

  • Anatomic Last follows the natural shape of the human foot for a close and comfortable fit.

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