Inov-8 Mens Race Ultra 290
The Inov8 Race Ultra 290 is an ultra trail running shoe offering high levels of comfort and cushioning. This is Inov8's most cushioned trail running shoe.
The flatter outsole ensures a stable ride on hard surfaces and trails. The specific clip-on gaiter attachment system (gaiters sold separately) keeps debris out. The anti-microbial X-STATIC footbed helps keep feet fresh, particularly during l-o-n-g events!
The Race Ultra 290 has a synthetic mesh upper, Race Ultra outsole incorporating Meta-Shank III and a slightly lower 8mm heel-to-toe drop.
Our verdict is this is an ultimate ultramarathon running shoe. As ultra runners ourselves we find this blend of cushioning, grip, width for feet expansion and slightly lower heel-to-toe drop ideal for longer mixed surfaces running.
Also having used gaiters on trail ultras, wouldn't go without one in an event (or long training run), and the fact they have specific gaiters that fit this shoe make it even more perfect!