Tecnica Inferno X-Lite

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  • Shoe Type: Trail
  • Gender: Female
  • Shoe Weight: 8.8 oz (Size 8.0)
  • Heel Toe Drop: NA
  • MSRP: $110.00
  • Website: http://www.tecnicausa.com/
  • Additional Information: The wide toe box is this shoe’s most remarkable fit feature. They fit snug in the heel and semi-snug in the midfoot/arch area, though the speed-lace system isn’t quite as simple (nor reliably snugging) as it is intended to be. Unlike minimalist trail shoes that require a runner to do a delicate dance through technical features, the Inferno X-Lite plows right over rocks, roots and other sharp and uneven obstacles. The ride is relatively soft and disarming, but one devoid of nimbleness, thanks in part to a fairly stiff demeanor in the forefoot. Although Inferno X-Lite shoes don’t feel heavy or bulky on rugged terrain, they tend to feel a bit bulkier on flat, smooth trails.

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