Inov-8 Roclite 295 Review
Inov-8 names its shoes like European cars. Take a BMW 318, which stands for the 3 Series with a 1.8 liter engine. The model and numbers used are not just flashy names, they actually mean something. Similarly, with Inov-8’s Roclite 295 we have the Roclite tread on a shoe that weighs 295 grams in total for US men’s size 9. The women’s version of the 295, the Roclite 268, follows the same naming convention. The Roclite 295 from Inov-8 is now on its third update since the shoe first hit the market about 2 years ago. The initial release featured a bland blue and grey upper and the endurance rubber outsole. The second revision of the 295 stayed the same from the tongue all the way down to the midsole but then swapped out the endurance rubber for the sticky rubber tread. Now, in it’s third and current version, we find the sticky rubber has stayed but there has been a new flashier black and lime green color scheme as well as some more tightly woven mesh update to the uppers. So, does this low profile trainer from England perform like a luxury sports car? Check out the video below for a detailed overview or hit the text for the basics.
[Editor’s Note: The video has been lost to the ether.]