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inov-8 Bare-Grip™ 200

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  • Break away from the confines of trail running. Experience the freedom of barefoot running across the earth's natural contours in the inov-8® Bare-Grip™ 200.
  • An off trail running shoe designed on the concept of barefoot running.
  • Features a no-midsole construction, allowing all the foot's natural power and speed to be transferred directly through the shoe.
  • Quick drying, highly breathable mesh upper for a supremely comfortable environment.
  • Met-Cradle™ webbing ensures a secure lock down over the footbed, while maintaining natural metatarsal alignment.
  • Lacing system is attached to TPU supports, promoting a better, more even fit.
  • Contoured heel cup for added comfort and performance.
  • Molded foam insole supplies lightweight cushioning.
  • 0 Shoc-Zone™ provides minimal underfoot protection and is ideal for those seeking to experience barefoot-like training sessions. It is recommended that only experts use for extended periods of time.
  • Differential: 0mm.
  • Bare-Grip™ outsole, equipped with rugged lugs, delivers supreme traction on soft terrain and harsh off trail environments.
  • Sticky rubber outsole was created using rock climbing rubber technology to maximize traction in wet conditions. It has an average lifespan of 600 miles.
  • Performance™ fit helps minimize internal movement when contouring, ascending and descending. This makes it ideal for racing on any terrain, as well as great for other off-road activities.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size Men's 9.5, Women's 11, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

82% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 12% Half size too Large
  • 82% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
65% Felt true to width
  • 65% Felt true to width
  • 32% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
65% No arch support
  • 6% Excellent arch support
  • 29% Moderate arch support
  • 65% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Break away from the confines of trail running. Experience the freedom of barefoot running across the earth's natural contours in the inov-8® Bare-Grip™ 200.
  • An off trail running shoe designed on the concept of barefoot running.
  • Features a no-midsole construction, allowing all the foot's natural power and speed to be transferred directly through the shoe.
  • Quick drying, highly breathable mesh upper for a supremely comfortable environment.
  • Met-Cradle™ webbing ensures a secure lock down over the footbed, while maintaining natural metatarsal alignment.
  • Lacing system is attached to TPU supports, promoting a better, more even fit.
  • Contoured heel cup for added comfort and performance.
  • Molded foam insole supplies lightweight cushioning.
  • 0 Shoc-Zone™ provides minimal underfoot protection and is ideal for those seeking to experience barefoot-like training sessions. It is recommended that only experts use for extended periods of time.
  • Differential: 0mm.
  • Bare-Grip™ outsole, equipped with rugged lugs, delivers supreme traction on soft terrain and harsh off trail environments.
  • Sticky rubber outsole was created using rock climbing rubber technology to maximize traction in wet conditions. It has an average lifespan of 600 miles.
  • Performance™ fit helps minimize internal movement when contouring, ascending and descending. This makes it ideal for racing on any terrain, as well as great for other off-road activities.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size Men's 9.5, Women's 11, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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inov-8 Bare-Grip™ 200

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 37 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Love these shoes. Super grippy and perfect for the rocky trails in SW Colorado.

Read more » « Show less August 18, 2011 by Anonymous
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2 people found this review helpful.

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Pros: Looks great, well made, great traction, good lateral stability for a barefoot design. Cons: Way too narrow for a barefoot design...I have a narrow foot and wear a US 9.5 and though it's perfect in length it squashes my toes into each other...opposite what you want from a barefoot; rear pull tab is a virtually useless and cheap looking.

Read more » « Show less September 23, 2011 by Wayne C
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes. Super grippy and perfect for the rocky trails in SW Colorado.

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  • from Durango, CO
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Inov-8 all seem to fit differently. This pair were slightly narrow, like the Talon, and needed to go a half size to get a comfortable fit. As a minimalist shoe they should allow the foot to spread, thus making the toe box a little wider or more flexible. A little too pointy for my taste as well. This shoe has very little toe spring and no cushioning which is nice.

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Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes form great to your feet. Right when you lace them up, you can feel the fabric constrict around your entire foot, which creates a very natural feel while running in them. This is the perfect shoe if you like trail running or any sort of running that involves change in elevation.

I'd also recommend: Reebok Realflex, Vibrams

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Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Brookfield, Connecticut
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My favorite barefoot-feel shoes ever, the shoe I've been waiting for! Excellent super-sticky tread, and a great fit. These are just fantastic and feel great on trail. Choose your steps carefully though, as you will definitely feel every rock and root under your foot. They are constructed to be extremely light, but despite that are holding up pretty well so far.

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Felt true to size

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I'd been waiting for this shoe to come out for a while now. I'd been looking for a minimalist shoe I could take off-road. I use Vibrams for road runs, but the design doesn't make much sense to me for trails. Separate toe pockets increase the risk of getting snagged on roots, and wearing gaiters is problematic. I tried both the NB Minimus and Merrell Trail Glove in stores. Neither fit my flat, wide, pancake feet, and I didn't like the fact that the Merrells use a metal grommet for the laces that rest against bare skin when you go sockless. I had high hopes for the Inov-8s so I ordered three pairs in three different sizes from Zappos. I'm normally a nine and a half wide, but ended up sticking with the size tens. I had to experiment with the lacing due to my inhuman feet, but the fit is incredible. My heel and midfoot are completely secure inside the Bare-Grips; my toes are free and unrestricted. I've only taken these out for a quick five-miler so far, but I really love them. The sole is extremely flexible. The tread is aggressive and works better in muddy than in dry conditions. I would have preferred a different color than lime green, but truth be told it doesn't look terrible. I can't wait to take these out again.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

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