“A lightweight shoe with great grip, durability and drainage” MEN’S FITNESS
“Highly recommended” TRAIL MAGAZIN
“A shoe that you can hunt down fast times on the trails and also go long in” TRAMPELPFAD-LAUF
“Shines in tough conditions. Should definitely be on your short list” 3 SECONDS
” inov-8 have absolutely nailed it with the X-TALON 200. It has to be an early contender for my shoe of the year” OUTDOOR KINETICS
“A wickedly grippy shoe. Definitely my premier race shoe of choice” MUDSTACLE
“inov-8 may have just cracked it. The X-TALON 200 will be the shoe of choice” MUDDYRACE
“This shoe is going to be a hit. A must for all muddy racers” OBSTACLE RACE MAGAZINE
We have strengthened our all-conquering X-TALON off-road running shoe range (212 & 190) with the addition of the new X-TALON 200. Available to buy now, the shoe is proving a huge hit with off-trail runners and obstacle racers. Weighing in at just 200g, the X-TALON 200 is the first shoe in the X-TALON range to feature a 3mm drop (heel to toe differential) combined with a slightly wider fit. This means the foot sits close to the ground and is able to control the shoe, not the other way round. With more room in the toe box, an athlete’s toes can splay, thus increasing comfort, especially over longer distances when the feet begin to swell.
Many of the features on the X-TALON 200 make it perfect for obstacle racing, a sport that has exploded in popularity over the last few years. The X-TALON 200 upper delivers outstanding protection and durability, with a breathable mesh forefoot allowing for quick water drainage. Further protection comes in the form of a rubber toe bumper. A secure mid-foot fit is enhanced by a new super-protective lacing system. The outsole boasts the famous 8mm X-TALON sticky rubber cleats that deliver outstanding grip over all terrains, especially soft and muddy ground.
The X-TALON 200 has also been put through its paces by running journalists across Europe and the US. Influential German publication Trail Magazin tested 40 trail running shoes for its May/June 2015 issue and picked out just eight as HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. One of those was the X-TALON 200. In the UK, Men’s Fitness name it BEST IN TEST in their June issue review of off-road running shoes, saying: “A lightweight shoe with great grip, durability and drainage.” Trail Running Magazine also named it BEST IN TEST in their ‘BATTLE OF THE SUPERGRIPS’ in the August /September issue.
On the trails, the X-TALON 200 has been proven to perform at the highest level. Gediminas Grinius wore the shoe when winning the high-profile 125k Transgrancanria ultra in March, setting a new course record in the process. He also wore it when finishing fourth at the Western States 100, the oldest and most iconic 100-mile trail race in the world.
Check it out more details on the X-TALON 200 and where you can buy it HERE