We always recommend that you visit a reputable running specialist. They will be able to assess your foot shape, gait and many other factors and to let you try on a few different options. (Please email email@example.com if you need help locating a specialist near you.)
Secondly we suggest that you go with the most comfortable shoe for you considering the terrain that you want to explore. If all your friends wear model X but it does not suit your foot (or your intended purpose) then you should consider something else.
Once you have considered the above then the below info will help you navigate the inov-8 range.
inov-8 models are specifically engineered for different applications and terrain.
ROCLITE™ classic, multi-terrain weapon. Great on rocky and technical trails, good META-PLATE underfoot protection. A firm favourite for trail runners and walkers for on and off trail use. Also available in the Gore-Tex waterproof hiking boot options. Graphene sole unit. 3/5 (medium) width, Drop: 1 arrow (4mm) or 2 arrow (8mm) Highly recommended for: Multi-Terrain
TRAILROC™ is designed for hard and rocky ground and long distances. The highest level of META-PLATE underfoot protection and graphene grip combines to make a shoe ideal for our tough conditions. 3/5 (medium) width, Drop: 2 arrow (8mm) Highly recommended for: Hard and Rocky
TRAILTALON™ delivers perfect fit and comfort. Next generation ADAPTERFIT™ technology sees the fit of the shoe adapt as the foot swells on longer distance runs. Dynamic Fascia Band assists in the natural motion of your foot. 4/5 (wide) width, Drop: 2 arrow (8mm) or 1 arrow (4mm) Highly recommended for: Path and Trails
TERRAULTRA™ High levels of shock absorption without compromising ground feel. Perfect balance between superior comfort and flexible responsiveness. Zero drop, wide toe box, Graphene grip sole unit make this the ultra distance shoe of choice. 5/5 (wide) width, Zero drop, Graphene sole unit, Dynamic Fascia Band. Highly recommended for: Path and Trails
X-TALON™ is the birthplace of the brand. Super technical lightweight shoes for those that require the highest level of performance. Equally at home on technical terrain and boggy fells. 2/5 (precision) width, Graphene Grip, one piece upper, 2 arrow (8mm) drop, META-PLATE Highly recommended for: Soft and Muddy
F-LITE™ the first specifically designed fitness shoe introduced in 2009 in the F-lite 195. It is reintroduced with a Graphene sole in the F-LITE G 230. We range the 245 and 235 models. Lightweight, versatile, grippy and breathable. Perfect for gym use. 3 - 5/5 (medium to wide) width, 1 arrow (3/4mm drop)
BARE-XF™ super lightweight, close to the ground design. Perfect for a wide range of functional movements, bare-foot walking/running, yoga and more. 4/5 (wide) width, Zero drop, ROPE-TEC