Inov8 TerraClaw 220 Women's Trail Running Shoes
For mild to moderately technical trails, racing.
From single track to steep descents, the TERRACLAW performs on the widest range of trails imaginable. Our unique lug design releases debris and grit like no other, delivering optimum grip with every foot strike. At just 220g, the lightest version of the TERRACLAW is stripped-back for racing super-fast with a finely tuned balance of performance and protection. Red Dot Award winner for design excellence.Upper - X-Lock/Mesh
Sporting a fusion of technical trail technologies unified into one sleek, aggressive upper the Terraclaw 220 boasts formidable comfort during every stride. The toe box region of the Terraclaw features a Stripped back welded overlay system similar to Inov8's Met-cradle. The design forms a distinct cross-section across the toe box, hence the name X-Lock. The simple technology addition assists with stabilising the foot and allowing the toes to splay, delivering added comfort on those longer runs while diagonally sewn lace lock keeps the tongue in place for friction-free running.
The main body of the upper sports a durable and Highly breathable mesh; allowing air to permeate within the shoe, aiding with cooling and retaining a drier environment within the interior for greater comfort over the miles. Protecting the toes from the repetitive impacts, knocks, bumps and scrapes that the trail serves up the Terraclaw feature's a durable Toe cap overlay. Which provides that little extra in the high contact region of the shoe. The double-layered protective toe cap ensures that minor toe bumps don't knock the athlete off their stride.Midsole - EVA Compound/Fascia Band
Equipped with a lower drop than its bigger brother the Terraclaw 220 features a 4mm differential. Allowing for a quicker more natural stride that is best utilised in mid distance running. The EVA midsole yields exceptional shock alleviation, for sustained comfort over the miles.
Integrated within the midsole the Terraclaw 220 features Inov8's patented fascia band technology which replicates the anatomical position of the plantar fascia ligament, and duplicates the function of the human foot's ability to utilise the "windlass effect". As body weight moves forward onto the metatarsal heads and the toes begin to extend, tension on the inov-8 fascia band increases.
When the heel leaves the ground, the inov-8 fascia band resists elongation of the medial arch and carries the entire body weight of the runner converting the shoe into a rigid propulsive lever; providing added propulsion across every stride.Outsole - Dual-C/Multi-directional Lugs
The Terraclaw 220 utilises a myriad of technical innovation that is the amalgamation of dual compounds working in concert to deliver an outsole that performs on the widest range of trails imaginable. The Dual-C outsole is comprised of a harder sticky rubber and a softer sticky rubber. The harder compound is present in the high-wear areas of the outsole, where durability is key to the performance of the shoe as time inevitably presses on. The softer compound is integrated everywhere else to ensure optimal traction across an array of surfaces.
Forming the trail biting traction the Terraclaw 220 utilises multi-direction lugs of inov8's own design. Providing optimal traction when climbing, descending and contouring. The direction of the lugs has been dictated by the foot's natural movement during situations where grip is essential.Features
- Durable Breathability - Breathable mesh upper that allows air to permeate within the shoe, creating a cooler, drier more comfortable fit over the miles.
- X-Lock Overlay - Welded overlay that keeps the foot in place and allows the toes to splay for added comfort on long runs.
- Protective Toe Cap - Protects the toes from the trail.
- EVA Midsole - Provides lightweight cushioning and comfort.
- Dynamic Fascia Bend - Delivers a kick of energy with each stride.
- Dual-C Outsole - Made up of two types of sticky rubber, the Dual-C outsole provides optimal traction across a myriad of surfaces.
- Multi-directional Lugs - Offers aggressive traction that wont quit.
- Drop - 4mm.
- Fit - Standard Fit.
- Weight - 220g.
Inov8 TerraClaw 220 Women's Trail Running Shoes - SS17 Women Shoes Trainers DQJ5BU51K