Inov-8 Roclite 319 –$105

11 oz

Fit / The lacing system allows you to make the Roclite 319 as tight or loose as you desire and helps eliminate pressure over the top of the foot. “You can really crank them tight without the painful trapping of other lacing systems,” said one tester. Midfoot and toe room is ample and testers reported no trouble with heel slippage.

Feel / Protection is the name of the game with this shoe. With lateral and medial posting encasing the shoe, the Roclite 319 carries a bit of weight, but offers a lot of support for those who need it. Newer trail runners worried about unsure footing off the road will feel safe in this solid shoe.

Ride / Not the nimblest of shoes according to our testing team, the Roclite is recommended for larger runners looking to tackle tough terrain. Large lugs on the outsole of the shoe provide plenty of traction for tricky trails, but the slow transition turned off a few testers. “They felt clunky,” said one tester.

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