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Trail and road shoe

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Jul 2012
5:58pm, 19 Jul 2012
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geordiegirl
I have loved my kanadias but just bought the inov-8 230 which I'm raring to go in, they are so comfy and apparently good for light trail as well as road, hence my decision to give these a try.

there is a minimalist shoe thread which is where eL Bee found me & my shoe dilemma :)
Jul 2012
6:06pm, 19 Jul 2012
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eL Bee!
Helloooo :)

emmie - the 230 was originally designed as a trail racing shoe, but it makes a fantastic road shoe as well.
As others have said it is an excellent all-rounder and bridges that road/trail gap nicely. But it is limited once it gets muddier.
The terrafly has been designed to bridge that same gap in a slightly less accidental way
Jul 2012
8:59pm, 19 Jul 2012
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emmie
Thanks for all the advice! Now I've just have to decide, terrafly or flite... is one better than the other?
Aug 2012
11:03am, 6 Aug 2012
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emmie
Hello again! I'm still struggling this inov-8 dilemma. Ladies Terrafly 277 or Ladies F-lite 215 (apparently an updated 230). They're both female specific fit with the same "shoc-zone".. I can't decide! Help?
Aug 2012
11:05am, 6 Aug 2012
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JohnnyO
Have you tried them on?
Aug 2012
11:12am, 6 Aug 2012
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eL Bee!
Female specific mostly means 'girly colours and a smaller size range'!!
Aug 2012
11:13am, 6 Aug 2012
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emmie
I can't try them on because I live in Italy. I know my size as I have a pair of roclite 295s. It's a hard decision!
Aug 2012
11:18am, 6 Aug 2012
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emmie
I thought female specific meant a narrower heal.. I do have very narrow feet. Buying climbing shoes can be a problem!
Aug 2012
11:21am, 6 Aug 2012
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emmie
Narrower heel even. I am slightly concerned about the minimal nature of the cushioning. I've worn Nike free shoes and loved them although they weren't the most minimal of their range. If I build up slowly would it be okay?
Aug 2012
11:59am, 6 Aug 2012
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eL Bee!
The heel is marginally narrower relative to the forefoot, but the 230 is reasonably narrow (all of it) anyway. Noticeably narrower than your 295s which are a 'comfort' fit which is wider than the 'performance' fit of the 230.
If you have particularly narrow feet I think you'll find the 'anatomic' fit of the terrafly will be a bit wide in the forefoot

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Can anyone recommend a shoe that is good for road and trail? I've seen the inov8 terrafly which sou...

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