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inov-8 F-Lite™ 252 Reviews

13 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -7 F-Lite™ 252 inov-8 Reviews

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November 9, 2013

Ari

from United States

Just got these after a brief trial of the Reebok Nano 3.0's. As a CrossFitter for 6+ years, I have been a long time fan of the New Balance MX20's, but with those reaching their end of life, I had to find something new as I don't love the new version of the NB MX20's. I first gave the Nanos a try, having never owned a pair, but just didn't like them. Others in my box have raved about Inov-8's and I've been tempted a number of times, but never pulled the trigger. Well, I'm glad I did, because these are awesome shoes for CF. Just what you want in a minimalist CF shoe - very mild drop (3mm) for natural style running in WOD's, but enough lift to give you that little extra bit of angle/mobility for lifts, with plenty of solid, stable support in a lift. Though not as firm as an Oly shoe, these provide a nice, positive feeling when driving up through the barbell. There is plenty of room in the forefoot to splay your toes without them feeling sloppy (use the Inov-8 size chart to figure out best size) and the front of the shoe flexes nicely for burpees, double-unders, push-ups, etc. They are also quite grippy for rope climbs. All in all, an excellent shoe for CF. Hopefully they are as durable as my New Balances have been.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 8, 2013

Chase

from Gonzales, Louisiana

Bought them because I liked the colors. Fell in love with them once I put them on. Blew my 2.0s away on comfort, especially on running parts of a WOD. Still plan on getting a pair of 3.0s to compare them to but I'll always have Inov8's in my collection from here on out...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 31, 2013

Craig W

from Boston, MA

Fantastic shoe. I have had a few others from Inov-8, some with a bit more substance, others with a bit less. This is somewhere in the middle and for me just right. I use it for assorted gym activities and it is very comfortable with great feel.

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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September 30, 2013

Bryan K

from Wake Forest, NC

Very light and supportive. Provides enough cushion for longer runs in a CrossFit WOD but not bulky like a typical running shoe for Met cons.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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September 9, 2013

Anonymous

from South Georgia

I really wanted to like this shoe because of the reviews, but I have to agree with some other people who said that the arch support is lacking. If Inov-8 fixes this I will try them again in the future.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Yessie

from South Florida

These feel great! I was looking for shoes that would be light and supportive during my crossfit workouts (with lifts) and running. As soon as I got them I headed to the gym. I did rope climbs and snatches. And I felt great! Usually I would worry about my shoes when rope climbing and not having enough support during my lifts but these shoes felt amazing. Prior to 252 I had the original 230 and ran two half marathons and the grip was great especially when running up or down a bridges (though too much room in toe box) I wear a 8 (women, wide feet) and was concerned that these shoes would fit too wide and or narrow in the toe box, but to my surprise fit was great. There is enough room. These are great shoes! Thank you, Inov-8!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great. I have borderline wide feet, and they fit perfect. Good support and plenty of room in the toe box for toe splay. Amount of support is just right if you are used to wearing low profile shoes. I use them only for xfit training or practice; great for interval running as well. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: New balance minimus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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May 17, 2013

Kacy T

from Louisville

I've had my Inov8 shoes for about 3 week's and they are fantastic! Barefoot enough to give that light, nimble and fully flexible feel that you'll love if your use to wearing barefoot type shoes, with just enough sole under foot to protect your from from harsh surfaces at work (concrete floors). This is a great product, I'll be getting another pair of Inov8 shoes soon!

Brands I'd also recommend: New balance

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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