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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195 Reviews

352 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

48% "No arch support"

343 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/9/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have very flat feet and these give me the support I like while also allowing me to feel the ground with my foot. Great for Crossfit! Fit is like a sock!

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/13/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have no idea how you can describe this as a trail running shoe. Are you kidding? It's flatter than flat, it has no tread/grip. You should describe it just like the running flat that it is. This was my first bad call after numerous great experiences w/ Zappos. But the description of this model did not match the product.

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 1, 2011

Wade B

from Northeast

The Inov-8 F-Lite 195 is an awesome racing flat. I am a 6'2, 230lb athlete and new to "free" (unsupported) running. The F-Lites are comfortable, extremely lightweight and super stylish. The materials and construction are of the highest quality. A great alternative to vibrams for people like me who find the five-toed look a little too weird.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2010

Anonymous

 

A shoe worth the price. It will last you a long time if you run properly. It might feel tight around your foot but the fabric with no seams will stretch. The shoe needs 15-20 mile break in period since the fabric needs to stretch unlike most out-of the-box-ready-to-go-shoes. Great for both road and trails. Wonderful ground feel. A minimalistic shoe choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Lori p

from chicago, illinois

Very light. Not enough support for me to do any running more than 800meters. Nice and flat for stability with weight lifting

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

My first long run in these shoes left me with nasty blisters on the top of my foot where it meets my ankle. However, after that initial discomfort these shoes have been awesome for all my runs. Originally I had planned to wear these only for my long runs and continue to wear barefoot shoes for my shorter ones, but these shoes are so comfortable that I pretty much wear them for every run. I run about 35 miles a week and run a long run once a week. These felt great on my last 15 miler!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Keith p

 

You can't climb up the side of mountains with these like you can with the Talons, but these are probably the most comfortable and breathable minimalist trail shoes on the market right now for distance. They're great on pavement too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Marcia D

from Chesapeake, Virginia

I love these shoes! I can't say enough about them. They are totally worth the price. I have these and the Minimus and Inov8's, by far, are way better. I Crossfit about 4-5 times a week and I don't use anything else. I run, jump, lift...do it all. Had these for about a month and have worn them in and out of the gym and they look brand new still (so surprised). I'm ready to get more in every color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 28, 2011

Anonymous

from San Jose, CA

I love Innov-8 shoes. I have the 230s and I just got the 195. I use them for mostly Crossfit and a little running. They are great for both. I like the look too. My only complaint is that the white paint at the bottom of the shoe started to flake off almost immediately. I think that is pretty ridiculous for this much money. I will not get the ones with white at the bottom again. I took off a star for this. I emailed both Zappos and Innov-8 about this issue and neither has gotten back to me. Again, I think for this much money the shoes should not look old and worn after a few weeks. Others at my x-fit box have the same issue with the white and black ones. Still great and functional shoe to workout in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are excellent shoes for indoor workout or cross-fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

Great CrossFit shoe, can lift, run, jump, along with wear around town and not look ridiculous. Very happy with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Reebok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Chris M

from Richmond, VA

Buy these. Do it. I have owned the Inov-8 F-Lite 195's for about a month and a half, and they're seriously the best crosstrainers I've owned, bar none. I wear them primarily for CrossFit, but I also wore them last weekend (3/31/12) for a local 10K run. They're super light, secure, and breathable. Because they're not completely minimalist, they do have a measure of cushion in the sole, and so are a good transition shoe if you should be interesting in working towards a minimalist. Also, the sole of the shoe is very supple and flexible. You hardly notice you're wearing them. Will definitely buy another pair when these wear out. (Perish the thought!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

This show is far and away the best running / walking / multi-purpose shoe i have owned to date. On day one I ran three miles and played two hours of hacky sack in these bad boys. They performed splendidly. They're so light it's almost disturbing. You wouldn't think they have the support they do if you just hold them, but take three steps and you'll be sold. Thanks to the other reviewers for their accurate comments.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Sierra W

from Enid Ok

These are my favorite running shoes. They are so light they feel like your running barefoot! I just bought my second pair and still love them! I also get compliments on them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Lisa

from Windsor, ON

Love them! I use them for Crossfit a noticed a huge improvement in my squat form. My prior shoes were the Nike Free Run 2's and I took a 8.5 in those, I needed a size 8. The return process was easy-they sent me out my correct size the next day! Awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Hagatna, Guam

These shoes are definitely more suited to wet roads, grass, and hard dry surfaces. I tried them out on a trail run, and not so good on muddy slopes, but great on dry clay. Incredibly light and very comfortable though. I decided to try these because a friend had inov-8s and loved them, but again, I wouldn't suggest using them for wet and muddy trail running.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2012

Akul a

from bay area, ca

Honestly one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. Bought in my normal shoe size, fit well. Ran 7.5 miles in 'em the other day. Super light. Decently wide, but can tighten laces to make narrower. for the minimalist who's not quite ready for barefoot or the vibram style quite yet.

Brands I'd also recommend: vibram or other barefoot brands. keen is great for hiking

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

These are wonderful. Very lightweight. They feel almost like a slipper with arch support. I liked the look of them online and was extremely pleased to find that they look even better out of the box!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Emily C

from Florence, SC

I love these shoes! I've only been running a few years, but starting my running in the original Nike Free 5.0s. I have been a fan of minimalist shoes since. As I move on my shoes get more and more minimalist, but I can't bring myself to run in my Vibram Five-Fingers. I feel I need a 'shoe.' A friend suggested the Inov-8's to me when I was looking for new shoes and it's one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. They're light and very minimal, but still feel like they are a real shoe. The upper and sole don't feel like they're going to fall apart or wear down after a few miles on the road. I love that I can still feel the road under my feel without feeling like I'm going to hurt my feet by having them exposed. A great shoe and I think I'll be an Invo-8 wearer for life now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Vibram Five Finger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

MIGUEL R

from United States

These sneakers are amazing. I have purchased many sneakers, but there have been none like these. They look great, feel great and are totally worth the price. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great gym/casual sneaker.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Wilmington, NC

This shoe is amazing! The only problem I had was the shoe laces frayed immediately but I called the called the company and they sent me 3 new pairs. Great shoe great company, will definitely go through them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Love these shoes! I use them for Crossfit and will never go back! The color is a little bold to say the least but a sale is a sale. I want them in more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Southern California

Best ones I have ever owned. So comfortable, so light. You feel like you're wearing nothing. Did not have to break them in. People ask me where I got them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2012

Michael G

from New Orleans

Love them! They are comfortable and light weight. Everyone in my CrossFit box is jealous because they're damn good looking!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

The product arrived in a timely manner, just as described. I have been doing Crossfit and these are the shoes to have. The size was just as described as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Leo L

 

This shoe is my first experience with a "minimalist" style shoe. These are designed to be lightweight, have a thin sole for more street contact feel and thin breathable fabric covering. I really loved the way it felt when I ran in them on the street. I thought it might require me to adjust but I was not sore or in pain after running in them. I love the way they look and would recommend others to try them out. Time will tell if they will hold up over the countless miles I intend on running in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes for cross-fit. I love the low rise and minimal feeling of these shoes. I used to have problems with plantar fasciatis. But not any more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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