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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195 W/RopeTec

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  • Get ready to push your body to its limits by stepping in to the active performance of the inov-8® F-Lite™ 195 W/RopeTec!
  • Performance upper constructed of fast drying mesh for optimum breathability.
  • TPU lacing system is attached to upper and offers a more even support throughout the foot.
  • Reinforced medial and lateral upper sections provides heightened protection for rope climbing.
  • Met-Cradle™ webbing provides forefoot security, while allowing for natural fluid movement.
  • Contoured and lightly padded tongue and collar for enhanced comfort.
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable, 3mm foam insole supplies light cushioning.
  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone™ - Midsole cushioning constructed for highly responsive underfoot sensitivity. Ideal for runners with strong feet and calves, and an efficient gait.
  • Midsole Thickness:
    Heel/Forefoot: 9mm/ 6mm.
    Differential: 3mm.
  • F-Lite sole delivers maximum traction on hard pack terrain.
  • Sticky rubber outsole, based on climbing rubber technologies, 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™ - A replication of the plantar fascia ligament provides increased thrust power and reduces fatigue.
  • Performance last offers a precise fit and ensures reduced movement during wear.
  • Last construction based on the average runner's foot, allowing for a good fit regardless of gender.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10.5 (US Men's 11.5, US Women's 13), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

78% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 11% Half size too Large
  • 78% True to size
  • 7% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
93% Felt true to width
  • 93% Felt true to width
  • 7% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
50% No arch support
  • 10% Excellent arch support
  • 40% Moderate arch support
  • 50% 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.)
  • Get ready to push your body to its limits by stepping in to the active performance of the inov-8® F-Lite™ 195 W/RopeTec!
  • Performance upper constructed of fast drying mesh for optimum breathability.
  • TPU lacing system is attached to upper and offers a more even support throughout the foot.
  • Reinforced medial and lateral upper sections provides heightened protection for rope climbing.
  • Met-Cradle™ webbing provides forefoot security, while allowing for natural fluid movement.
  • Contoured and lightly padded tongue and collar for enhanced comfort.
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable, 3mm foam insole supplies light cushioning.
  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone™ - Midsole cushioning constructed for highly responsive underfoot sensitivity. Ideal for runners with strong feet and calves, and an efficient gait.
  • Midsole Thickness:
    Heel/Forefoot: 9mm/ 6mm.
    Differential: 3mm.
  • F-Lite sole delivers maximum traction on hard pack terrain.
  • Sticky rubber outsole, based on climbing rubber technologies, 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™ - A replication of the plantar fascia ligament provides increased thrust power and reduces fatigue.
  • Performance last offers a precise fit and ensures reduced movement during wear.
  • Last construction based on the average runner's foot, allowing for a good fit regardless of gender.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10.5 (US Men's 11.5, US Women's 13), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195 W/RopeTec

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is the updated version of Inov-8's venerable F-Lite series. What's been updated? First, the soft foam around the arch has been reinforced to protect against rope damage (I would still think twice about rope climbing in them, or at least have a second pair dedicated to the task). The laces have been updated to a thinner, lighter style, and the insole is softer and more luxurious looking than the old one. Finally, the heel is a bit more firm and dense than the old one (better stability under load). F-Lites are extremely light, comfortable trainers, with flexible, almost sock-like upper. They work extremely well almost all gym and cross-training applications as well as POSE style running. They are extremely flat, stable, and do not provide motion control or arch support. They are also not supposed to, so if you feel as though you need such things, you really shouldn't be looking at Inov-8s in the first place (again, you are supposed to running with an efficient, POSE strike, not a heel-to-toe clydesdale slam). F-Lites are extremely popular with the CrossFit crowd as they are well suited to mixed modality workouts, allowing you to switch between weightlifting, gymnastic, and running movements without changing shoes. The only other shoe I have found that is as comfortable and well suited to this style of training is the New Balance Minimus MT10s, which are also superb shoes (I alternate between those and these Inov-8s personally). F-Lites run a smidge large in the toe box, which means you have lots of room, but you might have to come down a half-size if you wear thin socks. In the NBs, I wear an 11.5-US. I've found that an 11-US/10-UK in the Inov-8 gives me a comparable fit.

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  • from Washington, DC
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Overall this is a great trail running and cross-training shoe. This is my third pair of Inov-8 195's and I plan on getting a fourth when I finally wear out this pair. That being said, here are a few things I've realized about these shoes. First, if they are going to fail anywhere it is where the fabric meets the sole of the shoe. I had my first pair for about a year before tears started to develop on the fabric near the sole. On my second pair, the fabric started to tear away from the sole of the shoe after only about 9 months (I started to look like a clown with my toes sticking out of my shoe). Second, there are now two versions of the 195: with and without RopeTec. If you're doing rope climbing you probably want the RopeTec so that climbing rope doesn't destroy part of the sole of the shoe. That being said, when Inov-8 added the RopeTec part they also increased the overall weight of the shoe. If you're not climbing rope at all I recommend the version without RopeTec. Overall a great shoe.

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  • from Virginia
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This was my first time purchasing a shoe for a specific purpose. I usually just buy lightweight running shoes and or tennis shoes and keep it moving. However, I do Cross Fit now and wanted a shoe to cater to my day to day WOD's and that's exactly what this shoe does. Great shoe for Cross Fit!

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Not the cross trainer I was looking for. After doing jumping jacks and high impact aerobics, my heels were hurting from the impact. Very flat. No cushioning. However , I moved these on to a walking shoe and they work great. Very flexible and comfortable so your feet are stretched to the fullest extent with your stride. Have to hold off in the frigid winter here in IA and use it again in the spring. Pretty neutral design, so universally flattering with casual attire.

I'd also recommend: ryka

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from IA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Terrific looking shoes. They won't be serving their purpose with me. But I will certainly be putting them to other useful purposes. Living in the desert southwest, I wanted a shoe that allows my feet to breathe. I also needed a shoe that allows me to bend and flex easily. I have found these attributes in these shoes.

I'd also recommend: Adidas, Nike, New Balance

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Felt a half size larger than marked

  • from Las Vegas
$125.00

Width: Medium

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