|A great looking and lightweight trail/fell shoe|
|The X-Talons after a muddy run|
|Fantastic grip of the X-Talon 190's|
I only used the shoes for what they are designed and marketed for. Yes I ran through mud and water, dusty trails and grassy tracks but surely a trail shoe should cope with this? With this in mind, I returned the shoes for a full refund, as I thought an exchange would leave me with the same problems a few weeks later. I will miss the feel and grip of these lightweight racers.
Inov-8 have created a fantastic and lightweight race shoe with superb grip and excellent ground feel. Sadly, the last is too narrow and the uppers are not durable enough to cope with trail or fell conditions. For me anyway, the search continues for the ideal minimalist/bareform trail and fell shoe.
Comments welcome everyone, and I will be back soon with more reviews. In the meantime, happy running :-)