Inov-8 F-Lite 240 run shoe review

Can their cross-fit offerings chime with our tester?

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

Inov-8 F-Lite 240 run shoe review


Inov-8’s off-road range is one of the most lauded around, and we can’t speak highly enough of the X-Talon 212s.

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Sadly, that loving feeling doesn’t stretch to the F-Lite 240s (240g), which could be down to them sitting in Inov-8’s ‘fitness’ category. 

They’re built for both running and the cross-fit crowd, with features like the Rope-Tex reinforcement, an extra wedge of plastic in the midsole designed for durability when rope climbing.

Now, we’ve seen myriad distances and gear in triathlon, but have yet to come across a rope. So not ideal for the road-running triathlete. 

That said, the upper is comfortable, though does tend to crease up near the toe box. But they just don’t inspire speed and feel strangely flat. Inov-8 has an impressive range of run shoes – sadly this isn’t one of them.

Verdict: Fine for rope-climbing cross-fit aficionados – not for triathletes, 69%


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