A Roclite like no other. With additional padding and support combined with the usual level of grip and comfort the 350 is much more of a hiking shoe cross over than a straight up fell running shoe.
The world’s first-ever fast hike shoe to feature a graphene-enhanced rubber outsole. The waterproof ROCLITE 350 with its versatile 6mm graphene studs delivers the world’s toughest grip over all trail and mountain terrains, from soft mud to hard rock and everything in between. Weighing in at just 350g and packed with protective-features, hikers can move with speed and agility, while also enjoying that comfortable dry-feet feeling.
The Roclite 350 are a heavier, more sturdy version of the running from Inov8. The use of the G-Grip sole, enhanced with graphene to provide greater grip and durability is certainly welcome as durability was always an issue with grippy soles wearing away relatively quickly. These are much more significant than traditional fell shoes but they are still comfortable, flexible and supportive, inspiring confidence on technical terrain.
The sole of the these Roclite's is solid enough to give you some protection but flexible enough to increase the amount of grip and comfort on longer days. The waterproof protection is great in wet UK conditions. Although many of the other Roclite's have been lighter and fit for running the 350's are a chunkier build with more padding and are probably at the limit of being suitable for running.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear