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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195

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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195
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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Own your next cross-training sesh when you lace into the F-Lite™ 195 from inov-8®.
  • This style is offered in two different last constructions:
    Precision Fit offers a snug fit that reduces internal movement. Ideal for regular to narrow feet.
    Standard Fit features a wider toe box to allow feet to splay. Ideal for the forefoot striker and athletes that lift heavy weights.
  • Precision Fit = D-Medium.
    Standard Fit = E-Wide.
  • Fast drying mesh upper.
  • TPU lacing system is attached to upper.
  • Reinforced medial and lateral upper sections provide heightened protection for rope climbing.
  • Met-Cradle™ webbing provides forefoot security, while allowing for natural fluid movement.
  • Breathable fabric lining.
  • Removable 3 mm foam insole.
  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone™ - Midsole cushioning constructed for highly responsive underfoot sensitivity. Ideal for runners with strong feet and calves, and an efficient gait.
  • Differential: 3 mm
  • F-Lite sole for maximum traction on hard pack terrain.
  • Sticky rubber outsole for maximum traction on wet surfaces and unstable terrain.
  • Meta-Flex™ groove on the outsole is aligned with the metatarsal to maximize forefoot pliability.
  • RopTec™ technology features a large contact area on the outsole that promotes better grip and stability during activity.
  • Fascia Band™: replication of the plantar fascia ligament provides increased thrust power and reduces fatigue.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 8 (US Men's 9, US Women's 10.5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

75% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 12% Half size too Large
  • 75% True to size
  • 12% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
73% Felt true to width
  • 73% Felt true to width
  • 27% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
53% Moderate arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 53% Moderate arch support
  • 47% 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.)
  • Own your next cross-training sesh when you lace into the F-Lite™ 195 from inov-8®.
  • This style is offered in two different last constructions:
    Precision Fit offers a snug fit that reduces internal movement. Ideal for regular to narrow feet.
    Standard Fit features a wider toe box to allow feet to splay. Ideal for the forefoot striker and athletes that lift heavy weights.
  • Precision Fit = D-Medium.
    Standard Fit = E-Wide.
  • Fast drying mesh upper.
  • TPU lacing system is attached to upper.
  • Reinforced medial and lateral upper sections provide heightened protection for rope climbing.
  • Met-Cradle™ webbing provides forefoot security, while allowing for natural fluid movement.
  • Breathable fabric lining.
  • Removable 3 mm foam insole.
  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone™ - Midsole cushioning constructed for highly responsive underfoot sensitivity. Ideal for runners with strong feet and calves, and an efficient gait.
  • Differential: 3 mm
  • F-Lite sole for maximum traction on hard pack terrain.
  • Sticky rubber outsole for maximum traction on wet surfaces and unstable terrain.
  • Meta-Flex™ groove on the outsole is aligned with the metatarsal to maximize forefoot pliability.
  • RopTec™ technology features a large contact area on the outsole that promotes better grip and stability during activity.
  • Fascia Band™: replication of the plantar fascia ligament provides increased thrust power and reduces fatigue.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 8 (US Men's 9, US Women's 10.5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195

F-Lite™ 195
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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is marketed as a CrossFit type shoe, but I am using it as my main running shoe. I have been moving to minimalist type shoes for the past couple years. I've found zero drop shoes to put too much strain on my calves. Two much drop and you can't effectively run with a mid-foot strike. This shoe gives a 3mm drop putting it in a good middle zone. I have very wide feet which is why I can't go with so many other minimalist type shoes. The wide version of this shoe works for me very well (I'm somewhere between and 2E and 4E). It is very lightweight. The support is good, which I would expect with a CrossFit shoe. The base cushioning is not that substantial, but you don't look for squishy shoes in minimalism. That said, I wish it had just a bit more cushioning to minimize the pounding that my forefoot takes on longer runs. Guess this is because it's meant for gym work and not road work. The tread covers the entirety of the bottom, which is a change from many minimalist shoes that leave softer cushioning exposed for rocks to poke up and through. I will need to report later on how they hold up over time, but for now I think I have found the right kind of shoe for me. The shoe is well made and I expect it will give me the mileage I desire.

I'd also recommend: New Balance Minimalist, Saucony Kinvara

Fit Survey

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No arch support

  • - customer
  • from Ypsilanti, Michigan
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Purchased this shoe as a gift for my brother. He wears a 11.5 wide, and it must be a true wide. He weighs 300lbs so the shoe must be comfortable, walkable and not tight. The European sizing had me concerned but went with the wide sizing and knew Zappos return policy was top notch if it didn't fit. He couldn't be happier, is always wearing them and he says his 20+ y/o sons are asking where they can get a pair!

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Ft Lauderdale, Fl
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I like these shoes a lot! They are a bit on the snug side due to "precision fit" which takes some getting used to and my feet look even smaller in them, but they are very comfortable and have decent arch support.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Lawrence, Kansas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes ROCK! This is my 6th pair of Inov-8s in the last 2 years and I can't get enough of them. From 195, 230, 240s and trail rock...from CrossFit to running, hiking and daily wear I have never been disappointed. Will definitely continue to buy.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • - customer
  • from Pueblo, CO
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes; nice and soft and easy on my old feet with my orthotics; they are great. I am looking for them in white for spring and summer. Can you make me a pair of white with either white stitching or the black?

I'd also recommend: saucony and brooks are very good; but a little heavy now for me

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Berkeley CA
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