Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review

Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review

Originally intended to be used as a mountain racing flat, Inov8′s are easily one of the most visible performance shoes for CrossFit.
The F-Lite 195′s and 230′s made their name by providing a sturdy, flexible, supportive, flat-soled shoe that can withstand most every demand that you’d encounter in CrossFit, all while weighing 230g or a infinitesimal 195g. The 230′s sport a “2 Arrow Shock Zone” heel and the 195′s boast a shorter “1 Arrow” heel. The heel-to-toe differential for the options is a 6mm on the 230′s or a 3mm between the heel height and the toe height of the shoe. A minimal differential maximizes stability for many of the core lifts, the POSE method, bodyweight movements: pull-ups, box jumps, burpees, or any drill that requires versatility.

The 195/230′s were manufactured to maximize an athlete’s overall speed, power, and responsiveness, whether forward, vertically, or laterally. The Inov-8 195/230′s have all grounds covered.

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Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review of Inov8 Bare XF 210
by rob
super minimal
Quality 5 stars out of 5
These run a bit narrow compared to other inov-8s. I just loosened them up and they were fine. These are basically like wearing a shoe version of VFFs. They are super minimal and stiff soled, while maintaining a flexible forefoot. That being said, box jumps can hurt if you’re going for speed and using a quick rebound. Large sets of DU’s might also tax your shins. They feel 100% bomber for deadlifts, jerks, and anything else where you wish you were barefoot. 4 stars because they aren’t, in my opinion, as well rounded for crossfit as other inov-8s given how minimal they are. I’d rather use my x-road233s for something with box jumps and/or double unders, and spare my joints the impact stress with a slightly more substantial sole. Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review


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Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review of Inov8 Bare XF 210
by Jason
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Love them. My first INOV-8 shoe. Was odd feeling at first but so far I love them. Run true to size and fit my foot great. Cannot wait to workout in them this week! Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review
(Posted on 12/26/11)

Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review of Inov8 Bare XF 210
by Scrubs
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Great shoe. I have been crossfitting in the inov-8 230s and 195s. The bare XFs are even better. The zero drop sole is great for o-lifting and the shoe is comfortable. I dont know if i would go for a long run in it, but intervals are great. Would definitely recommend for all cross fitters. Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review


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Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review of Inov8 Bare XF 210
by GonzoDeluxe
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding Shoe. I just got this and absolutely love it. I didn’t think anything could beat my NB Minimas for comfort and performance, but this shoe is my new favorite. Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review
(Posted on 12/24/11)

Inov8′s at Rogue Fitness
Inov8′s at Rogue Fitness

Rogue Fitness Inov8 Bare-X 200 Review by treds
good looking shoe, comfortable, good for the all around crossfit shoe, only downside is that pearly white exterior that doesnt look so pearly after a day at the gym!
Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review
The Inov8 shoe was called one of the best CrossFit shoes for 2012 in this article:

Questions from athletes in our gym and readers online.

Question: Which inov8 is best for crossfit? The inov8 195 is probably the most popular Inov8 shoe that you will see at the CrossFit boxes.

Question: Do Inov8′s run true to size? Some athletes say they run small and some say a little big. It all depends on your foot shape. The pair I bought were perfect and I have a wide foot.

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