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inov-8 F-Lite™ 232 Mens

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  • Run uninhibited to your mileage-pounding-heart's content in the F-Lite™ 232 from inov-8®.
  • An updated version of the F-Lite 232, SKU# 8078123.
  • A lightweight, neutral runner designed for those seeking a barefoot-like feel.
  • Lightweight mesh and TPU upper materials.
  • 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.
  • Molded 3 mm foam footbed for light underfoot comfort.
  • Antimicrobial treatment helps keep odor-causing bacteria at bay.
  • Injected EVA midsole.
  • Zero Arrow Shoc-Zone™ is ideal for those seeking to experience barefoot-like training sessions. It is recommended that only experts use for extended periods of time.
  • F-Lite™ Natural sole delivers reliable traction on indoor and outdoor surfaces.
  • 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 for increased control and protection during rope climbs.
  • Fascia Band™ mimics the "Windlass Effect", delivering a kick of energy to promote a faster, more efficient stride.
  • Natural fit is based on the natural shape of the foot, and features a roomier toe box for the most natural fit and feel.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 12 in
    • Weight: 9 oz
    • Platform Height: 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10 (US Men's 11), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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75% Felt true to width
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50% Moderate arch support
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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.)
  • Run uninhibited to your mileage-pounding-heart's content in the F-Lite™ 232 from inov-8®.
  • An updated version of the F-Lite 232, SKU# 8078123.
  • A lightweight, neutral runner designed for those seeking a barefoot-like feel.
  • Lightweight mesh and TPU upper materials.
  • 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.
  • Molded 3 mm foam footbed for light underfoot comfort.
  • Antimicrobial treatment helps keep odor-causing bacteria at bay.
  • Injected EVA midsole.
  • Zero Arrow Shoc-Zone™ is ideal for those seeking to experience barefoot-like training sessions. It is recommended that only experts use for extended periods of time.
  • F-Lite™ Natural sole delivers reliable traction on indoor and outdoor surfaces.
  • 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 for increased control and protection during rope climbs.
  • Fascia Band™ mimics the "Windlass Effect", delivering a kick of energy to promote a faster, more efficient stride.
  • Natural fit is based on the natural shape of the foot, and features a roomier toe box for the most natural fit and feel.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 12 in
    • Weight: 9 oz
    • Platform Height: 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10 (US Men's 11), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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inov-8 F-Lite™ 232 Mens

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Over the last 7 years, I've bounced between Inov-8 and Vivo Barefoot shoes for lifting and running. After trying out different styles and levels of toe drop, my shoe of choice has been the f-lite 230s, of which I've owned about 8 pairs. A solid balance of cushion, light-weightedness, grip, [and style]. I used them for everything from running (up to half marathons), lifting, and crossfit. However, with my wide feet the 230s felt a little narrow at the toes, and after reading about the 232's wider toe base, I decided to give them a try. Wow. The first day of lifting, I felt 100 times better with the extra toe room. For cross training, their grip matches the standard of the 230s, and with rope-tech the arches are saved from wear and tear from climbing. Then came the run; I was skeptical at first due to the awkward feel I got from the bare-xf and vivo barefoot zero drop shoes. But the 232's easily surpassed my expectations. With the tread platform on which they are mounted, they have sufficient cushion for your foot to feel comfortable hitting the ground (unlike those other 0-drops). This is most obvious at slower speeds or walking around, where you don't feel any heel slam/toe slap. The 232s feel like a normal shoe. And with the treads, they are rugged enough to do some decent trail running. Regarding quality, I replaced my 230s every 4-6 months with a solid mix of running and lifting 5+ days a week. Having similar construction, I'm sure the 232s will match. If you want a shoe for daily long distance running (over 5 miles), I'd go with something that has a little more cushion. Otherwise, the 232s are a solid all around zero-drop shoe.

I'd also recommend: inov-8

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  • from California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Amazingly fast delivery! The shoes were a bit of a gamble since they were not marketed for forefoot-strike running. But they were perfect for this running style. I have no complaints and can run off road on trails with good protection. These shoes have very good features which make your run a delight.

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  • from NC western mountains
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I do crossfit and I really love these shoes. I feel more balanced during Olympic lifts and, even though these have very minimal cushioning for running, it is just enough for me at 400m or less. All in all they are great shoes and I would definitely buy them again. Now, the reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars is because after a week of owning it, some of the graphics on the side began to lift off of the upper of the shoe. Of course this is only cosmetic and it doesn't compromise the integrity of the shoe but these are brand new shoes and I would have liked to not see something like that happen so soon. All in all I still recommend them. Just for specs, I wear a size 13 and I'm 6'5" ~205lbs. I have fairly flat arches which usually means I need a good bit of cushioning (I use LunarGlide 5s for distances 1 mile or greater). But if you have proper posture and running form these will provide enough cushioning for you on shorter distance runs.

I'd also recommend: Nike

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  • from Atlanta
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This shoe is very narrow and I was unable to wear it for very long period of time. I am exchanging it for a larger size in hopes that the problem will be solved. I like the look of the shoe.

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