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inov-8 Bare-XF™ 210

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  • You've mastered a workout that combines weightlifting, plyometrics, rowing, sprinting, rope climbing and powerlifting (to name a few), and it's not even 6:00 am yet! Build endurance, strength, stamina and speed, and dare to stand among the elite athletes. Keep your footwork in check with the Bare-XF™ 210 from inov-8®.
  • A minimalistic training shoe.
  • Breathable airmesh upper.
  • One-piece TPU lacing support offers extended durability to endure activities like rope climbing.
  • Tongue pull loop makes for an easier on and off.
  • Contoured collar with notched out heel cup for enhanced comfort.
  • Mesh lining supplies increased breathability and a great step-in feel.
  • 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.
  • Footbed Thicknes: 3mm.
    Toe/Heel Offset: 0mm/0mm.
    Differential: 0mm.
  • Bare-X outsole is an innovative, 3mm rubber layer designed to withstand the impact of training.
  • S™ (Sticky) Compound was developed from climbing rubber technology to provide optimal wet traction. Its average lifespan is 600 miles.
  • Anatomic™ fit is based on the foot's shape, making for the most comfortable, relaxed fit.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10 (US Men's 11, US Women's 12.5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

72% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 15% Half size too Large
  • 72% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 10% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
79% No arch support
  • 3% Excellent arch support
  • 18% Moderate arch support
  • 79% 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.)
  • You've mastered a workout that combines weightlifting, plyometrics, rowing, sprinting, rope climbing and powerlifting (to name a few), and it's not even 6:00 am yet! Build endurance, strength, stamina and speed, and dare to stand among the elite athletes. Keep your footwork in check with the Bare-XF™ 210 from inov-8®.
  • A minimalistic training shoe.
  • Breathable airmesh upper.
  • One-piece TPU lacing support offers extended durability to endure activities like rope climbing.
  • Tongue pull loop makes for an easier on and off.
  • Contoured collar with notched out heel cup for enhanced comfort.
  • Mesh lining supplies increased breathability and a great step-in feel.
  • 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.
  • Footbed Thicknes: 3mm.
    Toe/Heel Offset: 0mm/0mm.
    Differential: 0mm.
  • Bare-X outsole is an innovative, 3mm rubber layer designed to withstand the impact of training.
  • S™ (Sticky) Compound was developed from climbing rubber technology to provide optimal wet traction. Its average lifespan is 600 miles.
  • Anatomic™ fit is based on the foot's shape, making for the most comfortable, relaxed fit.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10 (US Men's 11, US Women's 12.5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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inov-8 Bare-XF™ 210

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 178 reviews.

Top Positive Review

10 people found this review helpful.

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Update after cross fit workout: These shoes seem to work pretty well. I was able to jump rope and do burpees pretty easily because of the fact that these shoes are so light and minimal. Burpees get extremely tiring, especially with thicker shoes. The thicker the sole the higher you have to pop up to get your feet under you. So doing them barefoot you only have to clear your feet, and these shoes are the next best thing after being barefoot. I also felt like I did not have to jump very high to clear the jump rope, so I could do it pretty fast and low. Climbing rope, I am pretty new at this, but these shoes did do really well. I was able to squeeze the rope in between the bottom of one shoe and the top of the other and it held very tight. I also do the method of squeezing the arches of my feet together (with the rope in the middle) and they seemed to squeeze okay. But they work better with the first method. When you look at the pictures of the rubber material on top of the shoe it looks like it might be thin and weak, but seeing it in person, it looks thick and strong.

Read more » « Show less December 30, 2011 by Carlor R
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I bought these shoes in early February or late January. I slowly increased wear time over a few weeks. I then wore these shoes in the Open. I ended up with a stress fractures in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads. This is exactly the spot of the "metaflex" on the sole. I do not recommend these shoes. I do not give them any stars.

Read more » « Show less April 1, 2012 by Sandy
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Update after cross fit workout: These shoes seem to work pretty well. I was able to jump rope and do burpees pretty easily because of the fact that these shoes are so light and minimal. Burpees get extremely tiring, especially with thicker shoes. The thicker the sole the higher you have to pop up to get your feet under you. So doing them barefoot you only have to clear your feet, and these shoes are the next best thing after being barefoot. I also felt like I did not have to jump very high to clear the jump rope, so I could do it pretty fast and low. Climbing rope, I am pretty new at this, but these shoes did do really well. I was able to squeeze the rope in between the bottom of one shoe and the top of the other and it held very tight. I also do the method of squeezing the arches of my feet together (with the rope in the middle) and they seemed to squeeze okay. But they work better with the first method. When you look at the pictures of the rubber material on top of the shoe it looks like it might be thin and weak, but seeing it in person, it looks thick and strong.

Fit Survey

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from Gilroy, CA
7 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes. These shoes are definitely perfect for Crossfit. I decided on these over the NB Minimus WT20 because I felt that these had a more flexible sole. These are also wider than the F-Lite 230s, which was a bit too narrow for my foot. The zero drop is what sold me most of all. I'd say the sizing runs between true to size to maybe a little bit smaller than marked. It just depends on where your foot fits between sizes. I usually wear a 6 to 6.5, and the 6.5 fit me fine...thank goodness because they don't run any smaller! I hope they come out with more colors soon!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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No arch support

6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is a well designed minimalist fitness shoe and I gave the style and comfort 4 stars. However, the sizing is off and seems shorter in length compared to the F-Lite 195/230. This is my second pair of Bare-XF 210's in size 10.5UK/11.5US. The first pair was too short in size 10UK/11US. I have two pairs of Inov8's; F-Lite 230 and F-Lite 195 both in size 10UK/11US. The F-Lite 195 is about a half size+ wider and longer than the F-Lite 230 in the same size. If the F-Lite 230's fit you well I would go up half a size for the Bare-XF 210. If the F-Lite 195s fit you well I would go up at least half size to a full size on the Bare-XF 210. The toe area is slightly wider than the F-Lites, however, it's not as flexible. I gave it an overall of 3 stars due to the inconsistent sizing compared to the F-Lites 195/230. Inov-8 needs to be more consistent with their sizing.

I'd also recommend: F-Lite 195, Vibram Five Fingers; Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Fast, super fast! Great crossfit shoes as well. Nice for any WOD to tackle. Rope climbs are easier. I actually prefer these over my Vibrams now. Feels good to wear socks again and still have the minimum experience!

I'd also recommend: VFF's

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Washington State
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This shoe is the F Lite 230s without the midsole. I exaggerate not, these are perfect for the minimalist athlete . Out-of- the-box performance from double unders to heavy dead lifts. These are my fourth pair of Inov-8s and all have been consistent with the sizing. Not for the faint hearted, these shoes will expose foot weakness like the Vibram Fivefingers.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Huntington, WV
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