The Following is from the Inov-8 Press Release presented at the Outdoor Retailers Winter Market.
Natural running company, inov-8, introduces Trailroc™, a new range of trail running shoes designed specifically for running on loose, rugged and eroded trails. With three different options of varying cushioning, protection and differential, there is a new Trailroc™ shoe for every trail runner’s need.
Designed To fit
The Trailroc™ is designed so that any runner can run in total confidence and comfort. The anatomic fit
allows the runner’s foot to spread and grip the ground, promoting a natural running style and providing
protection for long days out on the trails. The Met-Cradle™ lacing system ensures that the foot is held
securely while ascending, descending and contouring.
Designed To Protect
inov-8 shoes offer a range of cushioning and differential (the difference in height between the heel and
forefoot) named Shoc-Zone™ so that runners can choose the shoe most appropriate to their style and
transition down the Shoc-Zone™ to a more natural style of running.
There are three shoes in the Trailroc™ range, each with varying levels of cushioning and differential. So
whether its a 5k sprint trail race or the Leadville 100, whether the user has a natural running style, or
prefers more protection, there is a Trailroc™ for every trail runner.
Trailroc™ 255 – Shoc-Zone™ 2 – 6mm differential
Trailroc™ 245 - Shoc-Zone™ 1 – 3mm differential
Trailroc™ 235 - Shoc-Zone™ ZERO - 0mm differential
Designed To Grip
The Trailroc™ sole has been optimised for the loose, rugged and eroded terrain of the trails. It has been
divided into three areas with different compounds and cleat sizes depending on how each section is
used when running.
Endurance rubber and larger cleats are used in the highest wear areas. A hard, sticky rubber compound
and large cleats are used on the outer sections, the areas used for grip and stability. The toe and inner
arch are made up of soft sticky rubber and smaller cleats to bite through the top terrain into the hard