inov-8 RocLite 275

The Draw: Lightweight, super fast

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With its graphene-enhanced outsole, this trail runner is not the cushiest ride, but it’s amazingly lightweight and delivers a little more flexibility and breathability in the upper than some other inov-8 offerings. The RocLite 275’s traction performs well over varied terrains (tested in mud, gravel, rock, climbs, and descents), and despite its lightweight feel the shoe provides excellent stability and feels quick compared to some of its competitors. Bonus: Its sleek low profile is a novelty in the trail-runner class.

9.6 ounces (men’s and women’s) 8mm drop

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