Launched in 2019, the MUDCLAW G 260 is the ultimate shoe for running through mud, and the first-ever in this category to utilise graphene.
200 times stronger than steel, graphene has been infused into the rubber outsoles, making them stronger, more elastic and harder wearing, while retaining all the grippy stickiness inov-8 shoes are renowned for. Here are some of the independent reviews so far of the MUDCLAW G 260:
“Frankly, it puts every other shoe I have ever worn to shame when it comes to the grip in muddy conditions” – Seth James DeMoor, Running Vlogger, USA, March 2019. Full review.
“The grip is very, very good. I have tested this shoe in snow, slush, icy mud, deep mud, on grass, on rocks and in bogs, and they performed like no other off-road trainers I have owned” – RunUltra, February 2019, who awarded the shoe a score of 9.75 out of 10 Full review.
“You just can’t fault the grip over mud and soft ground with these shoes. They have the surest grip of any shoes I’ve ever tried” – Run 247, February 2019. Full review.
“When the apocalypse finally arrives, only cockroaches, Keith Richards and the inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 will survive” – Runner’s World, January 2019. Full review.
“The biggest thing I like about these is the flexibility. I can feel the movement with my feet and the ground – something I really like” – Gary House (Run Strong), coach/blogger, UK, March 2019. Full review.
“These shoes grip on muddy trails and fields like nothing we’ve ever run in before” – 220 Triathlon, February 2019, who awarded the shoes 95% and named it their BEST ON TEST. Full review: inside issue 362.
“Best for muddy off-roading in 2019” – Wired, February 2019. Full review.
“While they look like aggressive mud-grapplers, the pliability and grip of the graphene soles and lugs refines the MUDCLAW G 260 and gives them an extremely civilized ride for all conditions” – Mud Run Guide, February 2019. Full review.
Designed to benefit trail and fell runners, as well as obstacle course racers, orienteers and cross-country athletes, all of whom regularly run or compete in muddy conditions, the MUDCLAW G 260 is available to buy now.
For those wanting to experience graphene-grip but in shoes with a less aggressive outsole, we recommend checking out the versatile, multi-terrain ROCLITE 275 and ROCLITE 290, or the TERRAULTRA G 260, which is designed for running long distances over hard-packed trails.