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inov-8 Roclite™ 268 Reviews

27 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

5%Rated 4 stars

18%Rated 3 stars

9%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

46% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

85% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

25 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/21/11
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I generally wear a 9 M. These shoes did not work for me. The 9 fit perfect in the width, but my toe was at the end. The 9.5 was better in length but too wide. I absolutely LOVE the Inov-8 Roclite 275 GORE-TEX. Totally different fit.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/25/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Too wide for me, especially in the footbed and midsole.

Additional 7 Roclite™ 268 inov-8 Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2011

Anonymous

from North Carolina

I bought these specifically for a trip abroad, and they worked great! The shoes are supportive in tough terrain, but they're light and breathable for city walking. I replaced the insoles since the stock are basic. I also ordered 0.5 size larger, and it's perfect. The shoes are on the narrow side, but this worked well for me since my feet are pretty narrow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 27, 2011

Norma

from D.C

This was my first true sport shoe I bought, as I always hiked or ran with shoes that, while they were deemed athletic, would leave blisters on my heels or toes. I decided to invest on these shoes, hoping I chose the right ones, and yep! I love these shoes. I have hiked and ran on asphalt, mud, rock, pine needles for usually nine hours and I have not had any blisters or callouses. They provide excellent grip and traction on rock, which was a pleasant surprise as I was also used to slipping on other shoes. These shoes are not that waterproof, since one may feel wet if one landed on a puddle, but they dry quickly and resist mud and marshy terrain very well. I am a US 6½, more of narrow width although B/M tend to fit me fine too, depending on the shoe mostly, and I found this shoe true to size and width, as well with great arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Thorlo Socks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 2, 2011

Anonymous

from colorado

I got this shoe for dry and hot weather. It has a slightly larger fit for me than the Roclite 295, but the fit is great for every day wearing. A surprise is how quickly they dry if I do get them wet. I use the 295s for running as they hug my feet a bit better. After wearing the 268s for 6 weeks, the calluses on my little toes have disappeared, telling me that this shoe (and the Roclite 318 and 295) design lets my feet do their job properly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2011

Denice S

from Merced, Ca

When I first slipped this shoes on they felt like old friends. I use them to run my dog in agility. They have a nice grip and lightweight. I did buy a 1/2 size bigger as they seem to run a little small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Akron, OH

I am a big fan of Inov8. They allow my foot to move naturally and increase foot strength. And they grip the trail like no other.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have been using this shoe for almost a year. It is light weight, and I like the colors. The main issue is there is no arch support. I had to purchase inserts.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

Too wide for me, especially in the footbed and midsole.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Reno nv

Love these shoes, run everything from 4 to 16 miles in them! They are great! Great climbing rubber, stick to everything! Prob a 2 week break in- adjustment time for my feet where I kept it low mileage Toe box is kinda big, got a 6, which I wear in wave-runners prob could go down a half size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, UT

My favorite shoes! I traded in old, thick, clumsy hiking shoes for these and the moment I put them on I was more cheerful, weighted less, and could climb higher mountains...faster. Well, okay, I can't say the shoes did all of that but honestly, these shoes are so comfortable, I really felt better. I get compliments on them all the time. I wear them to the gym, on walks, travel, and on hikes. They are super light weight, very flexible and did not require "break in" time. I'm getting them in another color now because they are the kind of shoe I want to make sure I'm never without. I normally wear an 8 1/2 to 9. I bought 9's and they are perfect...I would not want them to be smaller or larger. I have kind of wide feet. They fit perfectly in the width.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 4, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I love these shoes! (And I rarely say that about sneakers.) At first I thought the were a bit too wide, but then I discovered the laces draw in tight and the shoe feels like it's hugging your feet. I've walked and run in these for the last month and they work great. No blisters or any other issues. I did notice that when really windy, your feet feel it (due to the mesh). Like most folks, I got a half size bigger (maybe it's a UK to US size thing). The blue/gray looks good too. I highly recommend...and I'm pretty picky!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 22, 2013

Sheila

from United States

I have always had trouble with my feet hurting in shoes while hiking. I get blisters, the shoes are too tight across my arch, nothing ever fit right or felt good, etc. I finally tossed out the hiking boots after years of disappointment pair-after-pair. In desperation, I decided to try trail running shoes. For a good while, I wore several New Balance styles and was quite comfortable - but not there yet. Then I tried the Salomon Speedcross 3 and it is a great shoe. The only issue was that they were dangerously slippery on wet rocks or leaves. And then I found this shoe. Nothing else compares. They are now my preferred running, hiking, trail use shoe. Never have I had a shoe measure up in all categories before. I have no complaints other than I wish they came in more colors. I am a super critical, picky consumer...so my review should say a lot about this shoe. Love them. Ordering the Gore-Tex version today to get ready for winter. They do run short...so order a half size up for certain.

Brands I'd also recommend: Solomon, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Bozeman, Montana

These are amazing shoes. My first pair convinced me that I could truly hike many miles with no blisters. Great shipping service from Zappos too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 27, 2013

Nora

from The landlocked Midwest

I love these shoes so much. These are comfortable right out of the box, with almost no break in period. I have broken my right foot twice, and have screws in my foot as a result. I also have issues with my feet swelling and needing a wider toe box. That has not stopped me from keeping moving. Inov-8 Roclite shoes give me the arch support I need and the traction I require to feel safe and not worried I'm going to land incorrectly on pavement or trail. They are streamlined shoes that don't look like some of the huge, clunky, athletic shoes out there. Lastly, because they are relatively lightweight, they are easier on my knees and legs. I just ordered a second pair to make sure I've got a back up! I wear these shoes for trail running, pavement running, and competitive stair climbing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 29, 2012

Lindsay

from Minnesota

I wore these for Tough Mudder and they were the best thing ever! I had so much grip on muddy hills! Everyone was sliding and I could just climb right over. I am overweight and they felt great! They shed water really well throughout the whole challenge. I wore them with Nike Dri-fit socks and never had a blister to anything. Also a plus, I didn't have to trash them. They washed up like new. I have swamped these babies 4 times and they wash up like brand new. I don't put them in the dryer. AWESOME! Can't recommend them enough for Tough Mudder!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2012

Ginny M

from Brenham, Texas

So far so good. I am a barefoot trail runner and a lot of my trail is on rocky, dirt roads. Tried Merrell Bare Access Arcs (because in my heart, I remain a huge Merrell fan) but my poor feet could feel every large rock. Very little "grip" added to some near-falls. So I did my homework and ended up with the inov-8 Roclite 268. I wear a size 8 in the Merrells and I found that an 8 was fine in these as well (in a "normal" shoe (heels, flats, and sandals), I usually wear a 7.5). First day out on the trail and I was in heaven as I stomped rocks without feeling any pain. Not as roomy in the toe box for my slightly wide feet as the Bare Access Arcs but I'm willing to break them in because of the quality of the shoe. No slips or near-falls. Grips the road like a dream. Plus, they are really cute. Love the contrast of the bright blue and the smoky greys. I'm quite pleased with my purchase! As always, Zappos delivers superb customer service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Vivobarefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Northridge, California

I am moving towards more minimal shoes and I wanted a hiking shoe that was the same. I do local day hikes on trails and hikes in Yosemite like Vernal Falls. This shoe had great hold on rocks and on the trails. They were comfortable from the first moment I put them on. I bought a size 9, though I typically buy an 8-1/2 for hiking boots, and wear an 8 regular shoe. They tie comfortably tight so my foot never slipped to cause my toes to jam.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is my first time buying this brand. I am very happy with the shoes. They are very comfortable and my feet do not get hot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

I really love how light these shoes are and how they feel on but I'm not sure yet if they will work out for me. I wear a 7.5 shoes, and bought these in 8. The top of my big toe already rubs against the rubber at the top, so I'm going to try a larger size and see if that fits better.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

I was excited to get these shoes but the rubber piece across the top of my toes rubbed my toes, so I will be dending them back for a different kind. Love the light weight.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have mixed feelings, they are comfortable but somehow I lost both big toe nails in these (two different long distance trail races, but no, this is not normal for me). I am not sure if it is the toe box or they are just too small or what. I would like them if this were fixed. I am going to try different Inov8s. These were great on rocks mud, no ankle twisting, no rolling, etc. There is just something wrong with the fit and the toes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

Wonderfully lightweight. Using the shoes for running and I needed an added arch support as the shoes were less supportive than what I was accustomed to.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 28, 2013

Anonymous

from steamboat springs co

I expect trail running shoes to be as supportive as a light pair of hiking boots. I run/hike on trails in the Rocky Mountains. The Roclite 268 Trail Running Shoes do not have a thick enough sole to offer the support to help me grip rocks that i am stepping on while ascending/descending. I was informed that this is a good shoe for narrow feet, yet my toes still have too much room; I find my foot twisting in the shoe when I am on a slanted surface. I wear a 9 1/2 shoe and wish I had ordered a size 10 in this brand. I will not use this shoe on graded trails; they are only effective on flat surfaces without scree or loose rock.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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