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A stripped-down shoe providing a close-to-the-ground feel, the Inov-8 f-lite 195 features minimal cushioning and a firm ride.

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Get down to business in the f-lite 195 from Inov8. The f-lite 195 is a very lightweight, minimalist trail shoe that offers a high level of proprioception with its super thin midsole. With only a 2mm drop height from heel to toe, the f-lite 195 promotes natural foot motion and keeps runners stable and nimble. It's also super flexible. The outsole on the f-lite 195 can be worn over loose terrain, but performs best over hardpack surfaces and is suitable for pavement.

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Weight: 7.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (13mm), Forefoot (11mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

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 full volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

INTRODUCTION

The f-Lite 195 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral trail and road shoe designed for training and racing.

CUSHIONING

  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone provides minimal underfoot cushioning and a 3mm heel-to-toe drop. This is Inov8's 2nd lowest level of cushioning on their 0-4 arrow scale.
MIDSOLE
  • Injected EVA Foam for resilient cushioning with maximum memory retention.
  • 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.
  • 3mm Footbed for additional underfoot comfort.
  • Anatomic Last follows the natural shape of the human foot for a close and comfortable fit.

OUTSOLE

  • F-Lite is a lightweight racing outsole that is intended for roads and hard-packed trails.
  • 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.

Comments: A very good cross fitness type shoe.  My favorite actually.  Solid heel stability and comfort while running makes this shoe a great pick for nearly all WOD's. I enjoy the less than huge toe box, there is enough flex in the fabric that a duck like toe box is not necessary.  They are very light, and very cool compared to any other brand I have worn.  The trade with minimal construction is that you should expect them to wear under very heavy bar loads. I find the 195's to be more performance oriented than the other brands marketing to cross training workouts. 

Do avoid rope climbs in them, but other than that a near perfect cross fitness shoe.
From: Rob, San Luis Obispo, USA

Comments: This is a good minimalist shoe for varied surfaces and conditions.  If I am going for a race or run that includes both road and trail, I pack this shoe.  I have used it on long, 20+ milers and on short track workouts.  It's a workhorse.  You can expect the sticky rubber on the outsole to wear down about as quickly as the Vibram outsoles on the NB Trail Minimus or the Merrell Trail Glove.  Take care not to lace too tightly--I did and ended up with some stubborn metatarsal pain.  Pretty sure that was user error, not a shoe flaw.  I normally go 0-drop, but these are great for those days when you need a little more oomf to your shoe.
From: Chas, Cornelius, NC


Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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