The best just got even better. Our multi award-winning 'Trail Running Shoe of the Year' - the go-to for tackling long distances at speed - has been improved to give a better fit, greater comfort, and longer-lasting durability.
A redesigned upper includes greater stretch and breathability in the forefoot while an improved ankle cut and extra heel padding increase comfort and hold. A more cushioned slimline tongue further enhances the fit and comfort as the miles stack up. The new lightweight mesh material used to make the upper has been laboratory tested and is proven to be 25% more durable than its predecessor on the V1.
The rest of the magic formula remains untouched, ensuring runners continue to feel connected to the trail and propulsive through every stride. This includes the super-tough 4mm Graphene-enhanced G-Grip rubber lugs, the snappy Powerflow Max foam cushioning, the super-springy Boomerang footbed, and the fast-feel zero-drop positioning.
You spoke. We listened. The best just got even better.
Forged in the fells and mountains of the British Lake District, inov-8 is a footwear, clothing and equipment brand for committed trail and off-road runners, fitness athletes and adventure-seeking hikers who push boundaries and stretch limits.
Since it was founded in 2003 by Wayne Edy, inov-8 has been renowned as a world leader in grip. The brand lives by the philosophy that an athletes' interaction with the environment is the single most important factor when designing products. Our kit is light, fast and always innovative, as proven by our pioneering use of wonder-material graphene in sports footwear.
Thanks to our agility as a brand we were able to beat other big sports companies to the use of our patent-pending graphene technology. We are the world's first - and only - brand to use the wonder-material in sports shoes.
We started working on the project in December 2016 with The University of Manchester, which homes The National Graphene Institute. The two scientists who first isolated graphene from graphite at the university in 2010 have since been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
We never follow others, we carve our own way.