Inov-8 Race Ultra 290

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Inov-8 Race Ultra 290

The ultimate shoe for running limitless miles over mixed terrain, the Race Ultra 290 brings comfort, protection and insane grip to the trails. Increased levels of protection make the Race Ultra 290 perfect for long-distance training and racing. It was designed for the hard training athlete without the loss of proprioception. A flatter outsole ensures a stable ride when athlete fatigue sets in. The X-Static footbed means that the bacteria that feed on human sweat and cause foot odors is kept at bay. Clip a Race Ultra gaiter onto Inov-8's unique on-the-shoe attachment system to ensure all debris is kept at bay.

Features

  • Race Ultra outsole features a 4 mm lug depth
  • Tri-C outsole material is made up of three different zones of rubber: high abrasion rubber at the heel; soft, sticky rubber outer zone; and a hard, sticky core
  • Soft, sticky rubber at the outer edges allows for greater traction
  • High-abrasion rubber on the heel improves durability and allows for heel striking when fatigued
  • Hard, sticky rubber on the core promotes endurance and delivers rugged grip
  • 5-finger polymer Meta-Shank Generation III aligns with each individual metatarsal for increased benefit from the Windlass Effect while retaining underfoot impact protection and flexibility
  • Meta-Flex groove in the forefoot of the outsole provides a natural flex point in the shoe allowing the forefoot to function naturally with each step
  • X-Static incorporates pure silver in a synthetic fiber providing permanent anti-odor protection
  • X-Static is not a finish or treatment; therefore the silver will not wash out or wear off
  • Perforated 6 mm insole is removable, breathable, fast-wicking and quick-drying
  • Standard-fit last offers a wider toe box that allows toes to splay when running naturally
  • Perfect for forefoot strikers, athletes with a wider foot and when lifting heavy weights
  • Close-fitting heel locks the shoe into position
  • Met-Cradle lacing system anatomically positioned to cradle the midfoot behind the metatarsal heads and provides a secure, adjustable hold while allowing the forefoot to flex as nature intended
  • Secure Met-Cradle fit minimizes internal foot movement when ascending, descending and contouring, enabling a faster run with greater confidence and support
  • Breathable mesh upper with lightweight synthetic overlays
  • Lightweight toe bumper protects toes from minor trail hazards like roots or rocks
  • Breathable mesh interior lining
  • When used with the Race Ultra Gaiter, the shoe gaiter system eliminates the need to use strapped gaiters
  • Race Ultra Gaiter sold separately

  • Type: Trail
  • Manufacturer's Category: Off-Road
  • Pronation Control: Neutral
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Height: 18/10 mm (Heel/Toe)
  • Drop: 8 mm
  • Features: Meta-Shank III / Tri Endurance / Injected EVA / Mesh lining / X-static footbed
US EU UK CM
5.5 35.5 3 22
6 36 3.5 22.5
6.5 37 4 23
7 37.5 4.5 23.25
7.5 38 5 23.5
8 38.5 5.5 24
8.5 39.5 6 24.5
9 40 6.5 25
9.5 40.5 7 25.5
10 41.5 7.5 25.75
10.5 42 8 26
11 42.5 8.5 26.5
  • Description
    Inov-8

    Inov-8 Race Ultra 290

    The ultimate shoe for running limitless miles over mixed terrain, the Race Ultra 290 brings comfort, protection and insane grip to the trails. Increased levels of protection make the Race Ultra 290 perfect for long-distance training and racing. It was designed for the hard training athlete without the loss of proprioception. A flatter outsole ensures a stable ride when athlete fatigue sets in. The X-Static footbed means that the bacteria that feed on human sweat and cause foot odors is kept at bay. Clip a Race Ultra gaiter onto Inov-8's unique on-the-shoe attachment system to ensure all debris is kept at bay.

    Features

    • Race Ultra outsole features a 4 mm lug depth
    • Tri-C outsole material is made up of three different zones of rubber: high abrasion rubber at the heel; soft, sticky rubber outer zone; and a hard, sticky core
    • Soft, sticky rubber at the outer edges allows for greater traction
    • High-abrasion rubber on the heel improves durability and allows for heel striking when fatigued
    • Hard, sticky rubber on the core promotes endurance and delivers rugged grip
    • 5-finger polymer Meta-Shank Generation III aligns with each individual metatarsal for increased benefit from the Windlass Effect while retaining underfoot impact protection and flexibility
    • Meta-Flex groove in the forefoot of the outsole provides a natural flex point in the shoe allowing the forefoot to function naturally with each step
    • X-Static incorporates pure silver in a synthetic fiber providing permanent anti-odor protection
    • X-Static is not a finish or treatment; therefore the silver will not wash out or wear off
    • Perforated 6 mm insole is removable, breathable, fast-wicking and quick-drying
    • Standard-fit last offers a wider toe box that allows toes to splay when running naturally
    • Perfect for forefoot strikers, athletes with a wider foot and when lifting heavy weights
    • Close-fitting heel locks the shoe into position
    • Met-Cradle lacing system anatomically positioned to cradle the midfoot behind the metatarsal heads and provides a secure, adjustable hold while allowing the forefoot to flex as nature intended
    • Secure Met-Cradle fit minimizes internal foot movement when ascending, descending and contouring, enabling a faster run with greater confidence and support
    • Breathable mesh upper with lightweight synthetic overlays
    • Lightweight toe bumper protects toes from minor trail hazards like roots or rocks
    • Breathable mesh interior lining
    • When used with the Race Ultra Gaiter, the shoe gaiter system eliminates the need to use strapped gaiters
    • Race Ultra Gaiter sold separately

  • Specs
    • Type: Trail
    • Manufacturer's Category: Off-Road
    • Pronation Control: Neutral
    • Weight: 10 oz
    • Height: 18/10 mm (Heel/Toe)
    • Drop: 8 mm
    • Features: Meta-Shank III / Tri Endurance / Injected EVA / Mesh lining / X-static footbed
  • Size Chart
    US EU UK CM
    5.5 35.5 3 22
    6 36 3.5 22.5
    6.5 37 4 23
    7 37.5 4.5 23.25
    7.5 38 5 23.5
    8 38.5 5.5 24
    8.5 39.5 6 24.5
    9 40 6.5 25
    9.5 40.5 7 25.5
    10 41.5 7.5 25.75
    10.5 42 8 26
    11 42.5 8.5 26.5

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Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love Inov-8
      Reviewer: Norma Perez-Quezada

      10/26/2016

      Best shoes

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Workhorse!
      Reviewer: Marjorie K

      7/19/2015

      They have become my shoe to do everything in from grocery shopping, hiking in the mountains, race day, training day, and more.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Poor sizing
      Reviewer: Regina

      6/26/2015

      Am not happy doesn't fit like a 10 and know im stuck with an item I can't return or wear

    • Response from RunningShoes.com

      Regina, we're sorry to hear your new Inov-8 shoes aren't properly fitting! If you can reach out directly to our customer relations team, we would be happy to help work out a return and take care of this for you!