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inov-8 X-Talon™ 212

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  • Running shoe built for the neutral to under-pronator who requires enhanced cushion.
  • A super lightweight off road running shoe with a low profile midsole, the X-Talon™ 212 is ideal for cross country, short trail, fell and mountain races.
  • Performance upper made of a quick drying mesh offers high breathability.
  • Comfortable and interchangeable footbed contains rebound inserts for fine tuning and comfort.
  • Molded cupped MidShoc™ midsole offers the best balance between comfort and underfoot sensitivity.
  • Grippy and sticky rubber outsole offers ideal traction.
  • Meta-Flex™ insert offers a natural forefoot flex.
  • Met-Cradle™ cradles the forefoot behind the metatarsal heads to provide a secure foot hold.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 12 (US Men's 13), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

85% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 2% Half size too Large
  • 85% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
67% Felt true to width
  • 67% Felt true to width
  • 28% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
55% No arch support
  • 5% Excellent arch support
  • 41% Moderate arch support
  • 55% 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.)
  • Running shoe built for the neutral to under-pronator who requires enhanced cushion.
  • A super lightweight off road running shoe with a low profile midsole, the X-Talon™ 212 is ideal for cross country, short trail, fell and mountain races.
  • Performance upper made of a quick drying mesh offers high breathability.
  • Comfortable and interchangeable footbed contains rebound inserts for fine tuning and comfort.
  • Molded cupped MidShoc™ midsole offers the best balance between comfort and underfoot sensitivity.
  • Grippy and sticky rubber outsole offers ideal traction.
  • Meta-Flex™ insert offers a natural forefoot flex.
  • Met-Cradle™ cradles the forefoot behind the metatarsal heads to provide a secure foot hold.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 12 (US Men's 13), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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inov-8 X-Talon™ 212

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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High quality shoe. Have been using it for backpacking solely, and have been fully satisfied. Breathable, durable, quite lightweight, and super comfortable. The cleated/lugged bottom is awkward when walking on concrete or very packed earth; on most trail surfaces though this isn't noticeable and is actually positive in the traction that it provides on mud, snow, etc. Recommended shoe I would purchase again.

I'd also recommend: Gossamer Gear, ULA, Tarptent

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • from Portland, Oregon
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I was looking for a shoe that was minimal/barefoot style, but had good traction for trail running. I love these! Super light weight and the tread on the bottom adds just enough protection from rugged ground. My foot is on the narrow side and the fit was perfect. Better for the trail then the road.

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Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from Sierra Madre, CA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Bought these shoes and the Gator socks (by Inov8). After a short trail run to test fit, I immediately put them to the test with a rocky 10 mile trail race with terrain that included: smooth packed dirt, sandy washes, hard rock, and very loose screed rock. I was very impressed with the shoes right away. Not only are they extremely light, but they seem to have a little extra room in the toe box so you’re not slamming your toes into the ends of the shoes on descents. The tread patter is kinda like the old Nike waffle board pattern, but the knobs are spaced out enough so they don’t pick up and hold rocks. A big plus when running on trails as I described. The bottom sole is a little thin (for reduced weight I guess) and you can feel the tread nubs on asphalt, but it’s not annoying. I wish the soles were a little thicker for my type of terrain as those partially exposed jutting rocks can start to take a toll on the really long trail runs. I’ve tried every version of New Balance, Nike, and Pearl Izumi’s off-road trail shoes, and this shoe is by far my favorite out of the bunch!

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

  • from Cave Creek, AZ
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Inov-8's are known to have a narrow shape. I have a wide foot, but just on the low end of wide. Can generally use a narrow'ish shoe if I size up, but for racing oriented shoes this makes the toes too long for speed/agility, etc... That proved to be true for this shoe. Too bad as it had everything I wanted: aggressive lugs, light weight, cool looks. Just too narrow for me. Only other hesitation for me is the construction of the upper didn't quite wrap my foot as evenly and cozy as I would have expected. Other shoes like Salomons and Mizunos seem to be able to keep that. Even though they are heavier, I went with the Salomon FellCross. I was ultimately looking for something fairly rugged so was okay with weight compromise.

I'd also recommend: Salomon

Fit Survey

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Felt true to size

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Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Charlotte, NC
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I have narrow feet and I found these to be somewhat narrow but acceptable. I can not image how someone with broad feet would feel about these shoes. Also, before I purchased I found competing reviews that said they were a half size too small or that they were just right. I found that they are indeed a half size too small and I had to send back my first pair to get the right size. All-in-all I am not sure I like these better than my waterproof Salomons even though these are lighter.

I'd also recommend: Salomon

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

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$120.00

Width: Medium

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