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If you want a true near-barefoot experience, this is the shoe for you. The Inov8 Bare-X 200 is built with just enough materials to keep feet protected from hard road surfaces, and not much more. This ultra flexible shoe has a 0mm heel-to-toe drop to bring you level to the ground, while the simply-built Bare-X outsole boasts just 6mm underfoot, to let you feel the road with every step. 

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Weight: 6.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (4mm), Forefoot (4mm)

Sizing is based on the men's scale. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe.

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium-low
  • Arch Structure: Low height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: September 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown


The Bare-X 200 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for road racing. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • For a barefoot experience, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
  • 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.
  • Synthetic Mesh covers the upper for lightweight, breathable coverage.
  • TPU Lacing Support 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.
  • Bare-X is a minimalist road outsole that is built to follow the natural shape of the human foot.
  • 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.


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