Off road trail footwear specialists inov-8 has created their first ever shoe for ultra runners. The ISPO Race Ultra 290 is new this summer and is designed with the growing number of ultra distance runners in mind. Despite its sturdiness, the shoe weighs in at just 290g.
Wayne Edy, founder of inov-8, said: “Off-road ultra runners who compete in grueling races, some of which can last days, weeks, need the most comfortable, durable shoes with outstanding grip – and that is what we have delivered.
“Key to this was the engineering of a Tri-C endurance outsole. Softer, sticky rubber on the edges brings greater traction, while high abrasion rubber at the heel improves durability and allows for heel striking when fatigued. The sticky rubber cleats bring outstanding mid-foot grip.
“The shoe upper has been designed to ensure minimum friction and maximum comfort. This is achieved through a 360 degree rand, gusseted tongue, integrated gaiter clips and an X–STATIC footbed.”