1555

Graphite was first mined in the Lake District fells of Northern England.

2004

Scientists at The University of Manchester isolate graphene from graphite.

2010

The Nobel Prize is awarded to the scientists for their ground-breaking experiments with graphene.

2018

inov-8 launch the first-ever sports footwear to utilise graphene, delivering the world’s toughest grip.

Ground-breaking technology

One atom thick carbon sheet

200 x stronger than steel

Thin, light, flexible, with limitless potential

Collaboration between inov-8 and The University of Manchester

inov-8 COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL GRAPHENE INSTITUTE

Previously athletes had to choose between a sticky rubber that works well in wet or sweaty conditions but wears down quicker, and a harder rubber that is more durable but not quite as grippy. Through intensive research, hundreds of prototypes and thousands of hours of testing in both the field and laboratory, athletes now no longer need to compromise. The new rubber we have developed with the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester allows us to smash the limits of grip

The G-SERIES range is made up of three different shoes, each meticulously designed to meet the needs of athletes. Each includes graphene-enhanced rubber outsoles that deliver the world’s toughest grip and Kevlar – a material used in bulletproof vests – on the uppers.

Premium range of trail running and training shoes featuring the pioneering use of wonder-material graphene – scientifically tested to be 50% stronger, 50% more elastic and 50% harder wearing.

TERRAULTRA G 260
Run forever
Revolutionary graphene-enhanced rubber delivers the world’s toughest grip on hard-packed trails, while next-generation underfoot technology strikes the perfect balance between comfort and responsiveness.
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F-LITE G 290
Defy Gravity
Revolutionary graphene-enhanced rubber delivers the world’s toughest grip in the gym, while new midsole technologies and upper materials raise the bar in terms of training-shoe comfort and durability.
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MUDCLAW G 260
Tough mud
Revolutionary graphene-enhanced rubber and fearsome 8mm studs deliver the world’s toughest grip over soft and wet ground. Upper materials give high levels of durability and breathability
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Revolutionary range of sports shoes featuring graphene-infused rubber outsoles that deliver the world’s toughest grip, with the strength and durability of graphene.

Roclite 335
Hike Light
Hike light and fast in a super-comfortable boot that boasts graphene-enhanced grip and an insulated PrimaLoft upper to keep feet warm on cold days. Perfect for adventure-seekers who are running, fast-packing or hiking in the outdoors and want the world’s toughest grip and extra warmth. Weighs just 335g and is ready to tackle all terrains, from mud to rock and everything in between.
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ROCLITE 345 GTX M
Hike Light
Hike light and fast in a super-protective men’s boot that boasts graphene-enhanced grip and a waterproof GORE-TEX upper to keep feet dry on wet days. Perfect for adventure-seekers who are running, fast-packing or hiking in the outdoors and want the world’s toughest grip and extra protection. Weighs just 345g and is ready to tackle all terrains, from mud to rock and everything in between.
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ROCLITE 345 GTX W
Hike Light
Hike light and fast in a super-protective women’s boot that boasts graphene-enhanced grip and a waterproof GORE-TEX upper to keep feet dry on wet days. Perfect for adventure-seekers who are running, fast-packing or hiking in the outdoors and want the world’s toughest grip and extra protection. Weighs just 345g and is ready to tackle all terrains, from mud to rock and everything in between.
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Roclite 315 GTX M
SUPERIOR COMFORT
Run in comfort and with confidence in these lightweight waterproof trail running shoes featuring graphene grip (G-Grip) for the ultimate in traction over multiple terrains. Utlizing GORE-TEX product technology and a POWERFLOW midsole for increased cushioning, the ROCLITE 315 GTX deliver the optimal combination of support, climate comfort and protection.
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Roclite 315 GTX W
SUPERIOR COMFORT
Run in comfort and with confidence in these lightweight waterproof trail running shoes featuring graphene grip (G-Grip) for the ultimate in traction over multiple terrains. Utlizing GORE-TEX product technology and a POWERFLOW midsole for increased cushioning, the ROCLITE 315 GTX deliver the optimal combination of support, climate comfort and protection.
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Roclite 275 M
ADVENTURE AWAITS
The lightest and fastest trail running shoe in the ROCLITE range. Weighing in at a super light 275g and packed with technical features - boasting graphene grip (G-Grip) for the ultimate in traction on varied terrrain, a highly durable breathable mesh upper for protection and a POWERFLOW midsole for cushioning. Adventure is waiting.
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Roclite 275 W
ADVENTURE AWAITS
The lightest and fastest trail running shoe in the ROCLITE range. Weighing in at a super light 275g and packed with technical features - boasting graphene grip (G-Grip) for the ultimate in traction on varied terrrain, a highly durable breathable mesh upper for protection and a POWERFLOW midsole for cushioning. Adventure is waiting.
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Roclite 290 M
ULTIMATE ALL-ROUNDER
Super versatile trail running shoe with the lowest drop in the ROCLITE range. Weighing just 290g, this flexible and responsive shoe is designed for running fast and in comfort with a breathable mesh upper that adapts to the foot and a POWERFLOW midsole for increased cushioning. Graphene grip (G-Grip) gives superior traction over mountain rock, hard trails and muddy grass.
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Roclite 290 W
ULTIMATE ALL-ROUNDER
Super versatile trail running shoe with the lowest drop in the ROCLITE range. Weighing just 290g, this flexible and responsive shoe is designed for running fast and in comfort with a breathable mesh upper that adapts to the foot and a POWERFLOW midsole for increased cushioning. Graphene grip (G-Grip) gives superior traction over mountain rock, hard trails and muddy grass.
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F-LITE 230
RISE TO IT
Super flexible, lightweight functional fitness shoe featuring a durable highly breathable Cordura mesh upper, ROPE-TEC protection and graphene grip (G-Grip) rubber outsoles - perfect for running, skipping and bodyweight workouts. Train hard. Run Light. 
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