Built to deal with hard-packed trails around the world, no matter how rocky. The redesigned TRAILROC 285 offers protection, support and comfort across every terrain. Supreme grip and all-over protection are combined with increased heel cushioning and support to deliver the ultimate shoe for training and racing.
Mesh uppers will encase each foot in durable comfort. Perforates in the fabric increase airflow; creating a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. TPU overlays wrap the midfoot to increase support and durability; serving as extra protection against wear and tear. A toe bumper reinforces the shoe's trail-worthy state; defending your feet against roots, rocks and other general hazards. The padded tongue and collar unite to supply next-to-skin comfort and an irritation-free fit, because we recognise how rubbing and blisters can ruin your day. An external heel counter cradles the heel without hindering the Achilles. It anchors the foot to the midsole, reducing in-shoe slippage for smooth, distraction-free strides. A mesh lining further supplements the TRAILROC's breathable nature, upping the airflow to keep your feet cool on hot, longer distance days. The medium fit of the shoe allows for comfortable toe splay, a good option for those with a slightly wider forefoot.
Next generation PowerFlow+ resides in the midsole to supply plush underfoot cushion and comfort, letting you run effortlessly over any terrain. PowerFlow delivers 10% better shock absorption and 15% better energy return than standard midsoles; so your joints are spared as you strike down onto hard, unforgiving surfaces and the use of superfluous muscle power is reduced; diminishing fatigue and keeping you driven for longer.
Effective, yet flexible, stone protection arrives in the form of the new 5th Gen Meta-Shank. Positioned between the outsole and the midsole, it is designed to align with the metatarsals, allowing the foot to move naturally whilst providing underfoot impact protection; so you can leap and land onto jagged ground without the worry of stone bruises. A TriC Sole completes the TRAILROC 285. This carefully considered combination of three rubber compounds means you get maximum durability and grip on all hard and rocky terrain, wet and dry. A truly unique sole design: it uses soft, sticky rubber on the toe and arch areas for improved grip, medium sticky rubber on the medial and lateral sides of the forefoot and heel to increase stability, plus hard rubber at the heel for an improved wear rate. The Meta-Flex, a deep groove in the forefoot, adorns the outsole to promote natural forefoot flexion; letting you run unhindered. Choose Inov8's TRAILROC 285, for relentless grip, durability and support on every adventure.
Founded in 2003, Inov8 is one of the world's leading all terrain footwear, apparel and equipment brands. Operating in over 60 countries, they pride themselves on designing high quality, innovative products in both the running and performance training sectors.
Inov8's origins and footprints remain firmly etched into the muddy British fells but over the years they have optimised their products to meet the needs of the many terrains people have travelled. Those who use Inov8 products seek fearlessness, adventure and to discover their edge. Now under the ownership of Descente - a Japanese sportswear maker with an 80-year history of craftsmanship and excellence - and with Inov8 founder Wayne Edy still at the heart of product innovation, the future is packed with exciting possibilities.