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inov-8 Race Ultra 290

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  • Tackle the trail with confidence in the Race Ultra 290 from inov-8®!
  • Ideal for hard pack trails and occasional road runs.
  • Lightweight mesh and TPU upper materials.
  • Gaiter attachment.
  • Contoured and lightly padded tongue and collar for enhanced comfort.
  • Heel pull loop for an easier on and off.
  • X-Static XT2 technology helps combat odor.
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable 6 mm foam footbed offers light underfoot comfort.
  • Injected EVA midsole.
  • Endurance rubber outsole construction offers superior balance and traction on mixed terrain.
  • Trail-specific outsole features more sleek, low-profile lugs.
  • Meta-shank™ aligns with each individual metatarsal for greater flexibility when contouring, while retaining underfoot impact protection.
  • Dynamic Fascia Band™ (DFB) mimics the "Windlass Effect", transferring a jolt of energy with each step, promoting a faster, more efficient stride.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10.5 (US Men's 11.5), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

25% Felt true to size
  • 25% Full size too large
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  • 25% True to size
  • 25% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
75% Felt true to width
  • 75% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 25% Felt wider than marked
100% Moderate arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 100% Moderate arch support
  • 0% 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.)
  • Tackle the trail with confidence in the Race Ultra 290 from inov-8®!
  • Ideal for hard pack trails and occasional road runs.
  • Lightweight mesh and TPU upper materials.
  • Gaiter attachment.
  • Contoured and lightly padded tongue and collar for enhanced comfort.
  • Heel pull loop for an easier on and off.
  • X-Static XT2 technology helps combat odor.
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable 6 mm foam footbed offers light underfoot comfort.
  • Injected EVA midsole.
  • Endurance rubber outsole construction offers superior balance and traction on mixed terrain.
  • Trail-specific outsole features more sleek, low-profile lugs.
  • Meta-shank™ aligns with each individual metatarsal for greater flexibility when contouring, while retaining underfoot impact protection.
  • Dynamic Fascia Band™ (DFB) mimics the "Windlass Effect", transferring a jolt of energy with each step, promoting a faster, more efficient stride.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 10.5 (US Men's 11.5), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

inov-8 Race Ultra 290

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My only experience with this brand was when I ordered a different style from another site. The comments on the previous style said that you needed to order a full size down. That's not the case with this style as I ordered my normal size and they fit great with room for a good thick sock. The toe box is designed to allow your toes to spread and that it does. I use these shoes for cross training-weight lifting and they work fine. I am a Utah fan and I ordered the red color. Love the shoe and would recommend it. Solid but light weight. By the way, Zappos is just great to work with and frankly sets a high bar that other online sites can't meet when it comes to service.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am very experienced with Inov-8s having bought many pair of F-Lites 240s and other Inov-8 shoes. I don't know how my view on size could be so dramatically different than everyone else's. They ran huge for me. I ordered 13s. That is the size I always buy in F-Lite and others. They were huge. So I returned for 12 1/2s. They were big so I returned for 12s. They fit great with still maybe a pinch extra room in the toe box. My 5 star review is premature since it has taken me a month to get a pair that fit so I have not worn them. But they feel great on. The 12s fit. Also, I replaced the insole with Superfeet Premium Greens because the Inov-8 insole is too thin for me. But I tried them on first with the manufacturers insole and they fit the same. My only issue with the F-Lites was that they would wear holes from the inside in the same spots where my big and baby toe hit the upper part of the tow box. And the impact from the light shoe and insole created some impact pain on the soles of my feet (hence the insole swap to Superfeet). Hopefully these slightly heavier shoes will not have those wear spots and be a little more durable.

I'd also recommend: I have been locked down on Inov-8 for a couple years. Try New Balance and others from time to time.

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  • from Michigan
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Nice shoes. Maybe don't fit as well as other Inov-8 shoes. Sole could be grippier...a little slippery on wet pavement. I hate the laces which are too long, slippery, and constantly come untied.

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Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Finally, a running shoe that actually fits my feet. These shoes have a real toe box. They don't squash my toes unlike many other pointy toed, jingle bell elf running shoes.

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Runs Small

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

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