Spring 2013 Running Shoe Review

Inov-8 Road-X 233, $120

8.2 oz. (men); 6.7 oz. (women)

6mm heel-toe offset

FIT: The updated version of the Road-X 233 has a similar fit to other Inov-8 shoes, with a snug and secure heel and midfoot, and just enough wiggle room in the toe box.

FEEL: Inov-8 has gone to great lengths to create a softer feeling underfoot in some of its shoes, including the Road-X 233. A slightly softer midsole foam and more forgiving outsole rubber have eliminated the “slappy” sensation of some previous models while still maintaining enough semi-firm footing for performance-oriented running.

RIDE: Fast, flexible and light, the ride is footloose and fancy-free. The additional softness was very noticeable and appreciated, and combined with the sleek profile and low-to-the-ground feel, cues up an agile, efficient vibe at any pace.

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