Red Dot logo represents excellence
UPDATE (June 1): Ian Corless ‘first impressions’ blog about new TERRACLAW range
We are proud to announce that our new TERRACLAW 220 has won a prestigious Red Dot 2015 Product Design Award. The sought-after Red Dot logo is internationally recognized as a seal of high quality and represents excellence in design. To win a first Red Dot Award is a huge achievement, especially so soon after we claimed four 2015 ISPO awards for innovation across our footwear, apparel and equipment categories.
New for autumn/winter 2015 (available to buy from July/August), the TERRACLAW 220 is a lightweight trail running shoe designed for racing at high speeds over all terrain. It will be launched alongside another new shoe, the TERRACLAW 250, which won an ISPO award.
Outstanding running shoes that will perform on the widest range of trails imaginable
Gordon Baird, inov-8 CEO, said: “The Red Dot Awards are extremely influential in terms of product design, so naturally we are delighted that the team has been recognized for their excellence in this field. The team worked incredibly hard on designing the new TERRACLAW range and have delivered outstanding running shoes that will perform on the widest range of trails imaginable.”
Weighing just 220g, the TERRACLAW 220 features our trademarked RAY-WRAP lacing system, which aligns with the foot’s first metatarsal to provide a close, secure and comfortable fit. This is achieved while using an efficient weight-saving single mesh construction.
Packed full of innovative features
Our distinctive X-LOCK welded overlay holds the foot in place, while the wider toe box allows the toes to splay, ensuring confidence and comfort in all underfoot conditions. Replicating the Windlass Effect, our patented DYNAMIC FASCIA BAND, embedded in the midsole, helps maintain stride efficiency and delays the onset of fatigue. The unique DUAL-C outsole features a hard sticky rubber compound (black) in areas of high wear along the gait cycle, guaranteeing durability and protection. A softer, super-sticky rubber (yellow) enhances grip on technical terrain. Careful positioning and spacing of the multi-directional cleats maximizes grip and ensures the quick release of any debris.
Alongside the TERRACLAW 220, and completing the new range, is the TERRACLAW 250, which boasts many of the same features. It too excels on the widest range of trails imaginable. From well-groomed trails to loose, rocky ascents, the TERRACLAW 250 is the master of versatility, excelling on all surfaces. Weighing just 250g, it’s both lightweight and agile, while still offering outstanding levels of protection. Perfect for training and racing over any distance, its multi-directional outsole lugs deliver unrivalled trail grip. Again, our X-LOCK welded overlay keeps the foot stable yet still allow the toes to splay. The TERRACLAW 250 has an 8mm drop (heel to toe differential) compared to the 220’s 4mm drop.
Jury scrutinized 4,928 products from 56 countries before selecting only the best designs
Red Dot’s expert jury individually scrutinized a record 4,928 products from 56 countries with the winning products selected for their design excellence. Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, said: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening in Essen, Germany, to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of entries. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality to those products that stand out from comparable entries thanks to their outstanding design.”