Inov-8 f-Lite 230 — ($100)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jun. 24, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM UTC

2010 Summer Shoe Guide Homepage

This on- and off-road super-svelte racing flat is about as light as you can get without being called a trail slipper. Not a shoe for wide feet, the 230 will please those looking for a longer, narrower fit. This is a low-volume performance shoe with a snug fit, highly flexible feel and a low-profile racey performance. Recommended for lightweight, biomechanically sound and efficient-stride runners who want to feel the trail as they push for speed.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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