Inov-8 Oroc 340–($120)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 7, 2010

2010 Winter Running Shoe Review

The Oroc 340 is all about purchase. Inov-8 embedded tungsten carbide spikes in dual-compound aggressive rubber cleats give the 340 unmatched retractable traction for soft or slippery surfaces. After running in them, our testers were itching to try them out on ice and snow. As is the case with Inov-8’s performance-oriented orienteering and trail race-ready shoes, the 340 has a narrow fit throughout the foot, like that of a cross-country racer. And the low profile gives a real feel for the trail, resulting in a responsive ride and agile feel.

Tester’s Take: “I took these shoes for a joy ride time and time again, up and down mountains, with never ever the slightest hint of slipping.”

FILED UNDER: Shoe Review TAGS: / / / /

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.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter