Inov-8 X-Claw 275 Review | Gearselected
After 130 miles, it's time for a (well overdue) review of the Inov-8 X-Claw 275 trail running shoe. I've used it on long and short runs on a variety of terrain, so have some useful insight to help you choose if this is the right trail weapon for you. Who's it for? The X-Claw is for people that want loads of grip in terrible conditions, but want a bit more cushion, when compared to Inov-8's more minimal X-Talons. It's also quite splash proof, so if you are looking for something that sheds water a little, it might be an option. Weight and Size My size UK11.5 weigh 314g (the 275 in the name is for a much smaller size), so it's still quite a light shoe for something with lugs this big. I'm 11.5 in most shoes, and this fitted just right on the length. Construction Let's start with the outsole - the lugs on this are like flat-top pyramids sticking out of the bottom. They are designed to give grip and shed mud. It's pretty aggressive. The material is very sticky. The forefoot has Inov-8's