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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195 Reviews

352 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 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"

Additional 232 F-Lite™ 195 inov-8 Reviews

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May 14, 2012

Kathryn

from Fort Collins, Colorado

These shoes are awesome, they fit incredibly comfortably and are great even just to wear to the gym.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern Virginia

Love the minimus shoe. This is a great shoe and this is my second pair because I love them so much! My plantar fasciitis has gone away after I built up the foot strength and I will never go back to a regular tennis shoe again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2012

Mike M

from Alabama

I bought two pair of these for crossfit. I love them so much I wear a pair to work everyday now. Great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2012

Christine N

from United States

Wow, I am a firm believer of these shoes! I never write reviews but I just had to for this one. I'm not a technically a Crossfitter just yet, but I do a similar type of cross training. I transition a lot from olympic weightlifting and powerlifting to plyos and jump training, to runs and sprint training. I read reviews on how they're not for running, but surprisingly it was fine for me! I am so in love with them that I wear them even to school everyday. I own several 'bare running-style' Nike's and especially Vibrams Kimodo too and thought they were too quick of a change for me from soled shoes to barefoot running. So I was hesitant to get the 195s versus the 230s, since if you're new to minimal shoes you're recommended to try out 230s first. But I ended up getting the 195s and definitely no regrets! I am definitely buying another pair of 195s. Thank you Zappos for the amazing customer service as usual!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2012

Joe C

from Burlington, VT

Very comfortable and whisper light. Due to the low heel lift, they do take a little getting used to in the calf/achilles area. They seem a little bit long and a little bit narrow but not so much as to cause problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 4, 2012

Meryl

from SF Bay Area, CA

I've heard a ton of great things about inov-8 shoes and I was really excited to get my very first pair. During my first workout I really felt a difference when lifting weight and running. It's a great shoe to lift weight in because you truly feel your feet planted to the ground. As a running shoe, I think it's something that I have to get used to -- but nothing negative. I would definitely buy another pair of inov-8 shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Colorado Springs, CO

I love the feel of these. I bought them for CrossFit and I love feeling close to the ground. Extremely lightweight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from St. Paul, MN

I purchased these shoes to wear while doing CrossFit. These shoes are excellent for that type of workout. I have flat feet and when I wear these shoes it feels like I am walking on a cloud. They fit like a glove, breathe great and make my feet happy. I strongly recommend them. They are a little spendy, but you get what you pay for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2012

Alla

from St Augustine, FL

I got it for my picky 17 year old son. He approves it. So I consider it a big success. I personnaly love how they look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2012

Andrew P

from Virginia

If you are into crossfit or any type of weight training I could not recommend these shoes enough! This was my first pair of barefoot style running shoes and I could not be happier. These shoes are absolutely perfect for performing squats and deadlifts. They keep your heels planted and feet flat, requiring you to maintain the correct form for performing these lifts. Honestly these are the best weight training shoes I have had to date. As far as any other type of crossfit exercises, look no further then these shoes. I do box jumps, burpees, power cleans and every other crossfit exercise you can think of and these have exceeded my expectations in every way. The only exercise I have not tried these out on is rope climbs, but for all other exercises they are five stars. I have never run in barefoot style shoes before so I was unsure on how I would adapt. But as soon as you take your first stride your body automatically goes into its natural running style (toe to heel). If you are not used to this style of running I would recommend breaking these shoes in a bit before you take on a 6-10 mile run. My first run I did a 5k and my Achilles & quads were quite sore after so I had to rest for a few days before trying to run again. The first week you may be a bit sore but after that it is smooth sailing! They have also helped to support my knees more then any other running shoe (I had Asics before these and these are a lot better). Sorry for the long review but I absolutely love these shoes! I highly recommend them! Keep on training!

Brands I'd also recommend: Inov-8

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2012

Ivis S

from Hialeah, FL

Awesome Crossfit shoes! Love! I checked "felt wider than marked" below because I have a wide foot and this is the first pair of sneakers I bought ever that don't feel tight out of the box. I usually have to "break in" sneakers. Not these! Perfect from day 1.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

February 5, 2012

Green M

 

I love this shoe! I bought the F-Lite 195 for winter running in northern Vermont. The treads are great for packed snow. I tried the talons but they seemed like way to much for roads (I run 50/50 road and trails). I sized up 1/2 size to deal with the narrow fit, which is an unfortunate characteristic of Inov8 shoes. I have average width feet and they are fine. I only started running in minimalistic shoes recently. I needed these as my NB Minimus (Outdoor) didn't have sufficient grip for our slushy, messy roads and trails. These aren't tremendously waterproof but they are better than average, mesh sneakers. They are insanely light and a lot of fun to run in. I highly recommend them!

Brands I'd also recommend: NB Minimus and Five Finger Shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Sarasota, FL

Great. Just great. Fit very well although I'm a bit concerned about the thinner sole and how long it will last. But I will buy again. Get many compliments on the look and color.

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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February 2, 2012

C. H

from Las Vegas, Nevada

I run about 20 miles a week and previously had a pair of Brooks running shoes (rated best running shoe in 2011 by Runners Mag). Those shoes were horrible and gave me insane blisters on both long runs and sprint runs. I was worried these Inov-8s weren't going to provide enough cushion and support and would also give me lots of blisters. These shoes are amazing though! One small blister when I first got them, but now totally perfect. Light weight and comfy I could run all day in these shoes. I had never even heard of Inov-8 before I got this shoe, but so happy I took a chance. Inov-8 wearer for life!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great for minimalist running, especially if you still prefer to wear a full shoe. Feels narrow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2012

Jesse B

from Washington, DC

Love these shoes. Just ran a few miles after opening them, great feel. This is exactly what I've been searching for. If you need a minimalist shoe that gives you more protection and support than your 5 fingers for those longer, multi-surfaced runs, look no further. The rubber sole is amazing, great spongy feel while maintaining the barefoot feel. I will definitely be purchasing another pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: five fingers

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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January 30, 2012

Andrew S

 

This is one of the best shoes I've ever worn. Those looking for minimalist, look no further!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 27, 2012

Kelly

 

This is one of the most incredible shoes I've ever owned. They are lightweight, flexible, and extremely comfortable. I've been an athlete for a long time, but I just recently converted to this minimalist shoe and I can't begin to describe the difference it makes in running, cross-training, and weightlifting. Truly a phenomenal shoe. However, I think they run a little on the long side. (I say long and not large because the width is pretty narrow for the length). However, I usually range from size 10-11 in womans, though most 10's are snug. However, a 10 in this shoe has plenty of room.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Inov8s, Reebok, Under Armor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2012

Melissa W

from Laveen, AZ

I love these shoes. I have a couple other pairs of inov-8 but these are just fun because of the colors. I cross fit and wear them for everything. I would recommend them for anyone and Zappos is the best place to buy from. They make shipping easy and quick.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

I received the shoes about a week ago, and have been training and running with them since. So far they have performed as promised. They do fit us wider-footed folks a little snug, but overall I am happy with the purchase so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbia, MO

I love these shoes. I have them in gray and blue. They are great to run and lift in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Denise B

from San Francisco

Seriously the best shoe in the light category. True to size and excellent overall fit. I use the F-lite not only for gym but also significant trail running. I plan on trying the other series as well. This is my go to shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 6, 2012

Jason

from Reno, Nevada

I wear a Nike UK 10/US 11 very comfortably for running, and after some trial and error, I found the Innov-8 size for me was UK 9/US 10. Purchased for CrossFit workouts. These are absolutely excellent CF shoes. I felt a difference all around the first time. They are great for short runs (less than two miles), and lots of lifting, but deadlift is where these shoes really shine. They are stable, comfortable, and all over good fit. If you cannot go barefoot, this is your best choice for pad protection with minimal koosh. Various CrossFit blogs/sites rate these shoes number one for all around performance. The graphics are a bit loud, but I am being nitpicky.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2012

Leah P

from Florida

Love these shoes! Upgraded from Asics Kayano's to these and have ran 9 miles the first week with no soreness issues. Showing that it's a great transition shoe from the traditional running shoe if you're trying to go to barefoot type running. I also use for Crossfit 5 days a week and they really are the perfect shoe! Love the Blue with red and white, they're a huge hit at my box!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2012

DP

from Boston, MA

Nice and light. They are a bit large and look more manly than I would like. Going to try the next size down. Giving style 3 starts bc of the men's/ unisex style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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