This is the Inov-8 Parkclaw G 280, the latest trail running shoe from Inov-8 that features Graphene technology. The Parkclaw is designed for those who run on a mixture of road and trail terrain or generally harder packed trails. To do this, the Parkclaw G 280 has plenty of energy efficient cushioning, with extremely good rebound and very high flexibility that gives you a feel for your terrain, helping control your landing and toe off. Graphene is incredibly impressive and not just a running "buzz word". This material, when combined with traditional compounds, manages to add a tonne of durability to outsoles and impressive rebound and flexibility to a midsole like that in the Parkclaw G 280.
Do you run a route on the road to your favourite trail or take on a weekend Parkrun on hard trails? This shoe has been designed for you!
Inov-8 describe the men's Parkclaw G 280 as: "The ultimate road-to-trail running shoe, designed for adventure from the door. The PARKCLAW G 280 with Graphene allows runners to turn off the road, escape the grey, and unearth their inner wild side.
Featuring Graphene, the world’s strongest material, in the rubber outsole and foam midsole, this shoe delivers outstanding performance and enhanced durability, with zero compromise. The G-GRIP rubber outsole boasts 98 cleats per shoe – all 4mm in length – that serve up both a claw-like trail grip and a smooth on-road ride.
Above that, the G-FLY foam midsole combined with a raised 8mm drop propels 25% more energy return for a fast-feel stride enhanced with cushioning and comfort. In both cases, the Graphene imparts its unbeatable strength to ensure the rubber and foam retain their incredible powers for longer.
A light and breathable, yet durably engineered, mesh upper further enhances the all-round comfort, while the super-springy BOOMERANG foot bed delivers yet more bounce and cushioning."
For: Road to Trail & Trail Running
Width (on inov-8 1-5 scale, with 5 being the widest): 4
Lug depth: 4mm
Stack Height: 29mm rear/21mm forefoot
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