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inov-8 F-Lite™ 195 W/RopeTec Reviews

65 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

51% "No arch support"

Additional 45 F-Lite™ 195 W/RopeTec inov-8 Reviews

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December 31, 2014

Corrie E

from South Florida

After a few months of training with these, I pretty much hate training in any other shoe. These are great for the gym and for learning proper stability. I have always been a running shoe girl, but now that I've had these a couple months, I don't want to train in anything else. They did hurt for about a month - my feet feel achy and my legs felt tired. It took about 3-4 weeks to adjust. Can't go wrong with these in the gym!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 10, 2014

Charles C

 

Before buying these shoes I did months of research because I wasn't about to spend a lot on just any shoes. I've been doing Crossfit for about 6 months and my old PT shoes from prior to enlisting 10 years ago were falling apart. These have been a blessing, I swear that just by wearing them my squat has gotten better, I'm lighter on my feet and I feel more responsive in movements. The lightweight material and low drop in the sole take some getting used too and I would suggest suddenly wearing these every second of every day, but for 90 minutes a day at my gym for the last month, these have been amazing!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Rogue

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2014

Jered R

from Louisville Kentucky

These shoes are great!I bought them for CrossFit and they are a lot better than nanos. They're really light and are great for wods with running, box jumps, and double unders. I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

I love these shoes! I had been using "barefoot" shoes for the past year because they are so light, but the second that I tried these on I fell in love! These shoes are super light but they give you great support. They are great for Crossfit or just about any other activity. The color is cool too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 1, 2014

Tyler B

from South Louisiana

Shoe came in and I thought they were going to be too narrow. My foot is a little wider than standard. After wearing them for a few WOD's, they have become my favorite shoe. More practical then my Vibrams and better transition for lifting vs my Brooks running shoes. They haven't replaced my running shoes, but that's due to my form, not the short comings of the shoe. Love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2014

Ricci

from Wilmington, N.C.

I do everything in the 195 from sprinting to weight lifting to crossfit style workouts. Plus I wear them every day (I own four pair). Zappos is the best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2014

Jay F

from Columbus, OH

Buy Inov-8 Shoes! I absolutely love these shoes. I bought them to use for training in Krav Maga and they couldn't be more comfortable or give me a better no shoe feel with all the protection of wearing a shoe. I was concerned that they may hurt my feet due to some lingering plantar fasciitis but these make my feet feel great. I'll be ordering more to use outside of the gym!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 18, 2014

Chris

from Norman, OK

Bought these as workout shoes. These are my second pair and I think they are one of the best made shoes in the world. They are perfect to workout in because of their shorter sole and rise. They are also great to get in a mile or so without causing any discomfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 11, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

I am in love with these shoes as much as anyone can be in love with shoes! I bought these for the bootcamp class I take 3 days a week at the gym. It is my first experience with inov8. I've worn them on the basketball court during drills, outside on the sidewalks and on the field and in the group fitness room. They've been great in all locations. They have great grip on the floor while doing burpies, planks and lifting weights. They are the lightest shoe I've owned and have helped increase my speed during sprints. I have used these for aprox. 5 workouts since I've received them. I am a very happy customer. I highly recommend them and will buy this brand again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 3, 2014

Dan T

from Minneapolis, MN

These are my first Inov8 shoes. Excellent fit, light, good support, breathable and overall great functional shoes for hills, interval training and light off-road running. I used them to run Camel-Back in Arizona, soles provided secure grip up and down the rocks and the breathable fabric kept feet cool. I highly recommend these shoes for this type of training. I suggest to go half a size smaller than normal. The fit will be perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 16, 2014

Jacob J

from Wisconsin

Very comfortable, breathable and light shoes. This is my second pair and I will defiantly be getting a third when these wear out. My first pair lasted 3 years with fairly heavy use, so I'm hoping this set will last that long. Fairly expensive, but worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 5, 2014

J W

from United States

These are great! I got them for crossfit, they are super breath-ey due to the mesh upper, are wonderfully light, great for running, jump roping, lifting, box jumps, everything. I have not tested the rope-tec yet. I feel fashionable and athletic in them (I got black.) I got a UK size 6.5 and probably could have went down to a UK 6. My American shoe size is is a ladies 9.5/10 usually, so I would say they run sort of big. I highly recommend these! I will definitely buy another pair when these wear out, but in the meantime I also want to get some f-lite 182s in the orange and red for a different color on my feet some days. I feel these don't have very much arch support, which is great because too much arch support hurts my feet. These are very minimalistic. I love them. My husband also bought a pair for an upcoming trip we have in the tropics/rainforest where we think they will be great for the light hiking and all the water we will be going thru, not to mention keeping his feet cool!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

Bought these for Crossfit. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. They breathe really well and it feels like I'm not even wearing shoes. They fit true to size. Definitely recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 30, 2014

Jonny

from Las Vegas

Terrific looking shoes. They won't be serving their purpose with me. But I will certainly be putting them to other useful purposes. Living in the desert southwest, I wanted a shoe that allows my feet to breathe. I also needed a shoe that allows me to bend and flex easily. I have found these attributes in these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Nike, New Balance

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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March 26, 2014

Keith

from Denver

Fits well out of the box. Doesn't look robust as far as wear but time will tell. Not sure if the Rope-Tec helps; still can't climb to the top.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 20, 2014

Mike G

from Metairie, LA

Great shoe! I own many inov's, from cleated trail runners to this shoe, and haven't found a pair I dislike. They are extremely durable and comfortable while still maintaining the barefoot feel. Being a box owner and CF coach, I highly recommend them to everyone as a all around workout shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2014

Robert S

from United States

Inov-8 - I have been wanting to purchase a pair of '8s for awhile now. Needless to say it has been worth the wait! Perfect shoe for Crossfit style workouts - or for any type or workout for that matter. The shoe is very light yet provides great support. I was so impressed with the shoe that I purchased the MudClaw for racing. I normally wear a US 9, however in minimalist shoes I tend to drop a half size - my other shoes, NB Minimalist, were the same story. The 8.5s fit perfect and I took them right out the box and hit workouts!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2014

Tom F

from Avon OH

I've only had these shoes for about 3-4 weeks. Use them at the gym 3-4 days per week which includes running and plyometric workouts. Comfortable shoe that seems durable. I believe it will perform outdoors as well as it seems sturdy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Santa Barbara, Ca

I am on my 2nd pair. The last pair made it through almost 2 years of crossfit workouts and an uphill half. When they finally broke down, there really weren't any other options. These are a great all around shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

I really enjoy these shoes so far. They definitely are suited to the various exercises that crossfit involves. I'm still waiting to see how they hold up but so far so good. They would not be good for any long distance running.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 30, 2014

Carolin C

from United States

I'm currently on my 3rd pair of inov-8's and absolutely love them! They are so light and fit my wide feet (after breaking into them and drastically adjusting the laces to accommodate the width). The shoes do not constrict my feet since the material is flexible. I've used these shoes for hiking, gym, and just general errands. This is probably why they wear out so fast. I hope they continue this line! I actually have flat feet, too. If anything, these shoes has made my feet stronger and posture better. My first experience with this was a bit painful as I was transitioning from really supportive, thick shoes to something minimal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are super comfortable! I also tried the 240s, but as a female I felt the fit was "off". The 195s have more arch support than I anticipated. I've been wearing them for WODs and I'm pleased with the performance and design of the shoe. I wear a women's 8.5, and a UK6--the UK6 fit perfectly. I would buy these shoes again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

from SB, California

Fits like a dream just like the original 195 Lite I own. The material is not as soft as my original 195, but it's gotta stand up to the rope climbs. It didn't take for the material soften and feel like my old 195.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 17, 2013

Keith

from Columbus, Ohio

These aren't the prettiest things but boy do they make up for it in comfort. By far the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. Feels like you have slippers with support on. The sole is very soft and thin so would not suggest any activities with rough/rocky terrain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Sandy, Oregon

I'm on my third pair of these. Love them! I CrossFit and these shoes are great for pretty much any workout that I do. Nice flat and stable for Oly lifting and excellent for running as well. I own my own CrossFit gym and am pretty much in mine all day long almost everyday. Even with my high usage I'm getting about 5-6 months from each pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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