A Roclite like no other. With additional padding and support combined with the usual level of grip and comfort the 370 is much more of a hiking shoe cross over than a straight up fell running shoe.
The world’s first-ever fast hike boot to feature a graphene-enhanced rubber outsole. The waterproof ROCLITE 370 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 370g and packed with protective-features including an ankle cuff, hikers can move with speed and agility, while also enjoying that comfortable dry-feet feeling and increased ankle support.
The Roclite 370 are a heavier, more sturdy version of the fast and light boot 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 boots feel a lot like a cross over between fell shoes to lightweight traditional boots so they are 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 370's are a chunkier build with more padding and ankle support in this boot version but this has led to a move away from the trail shoe feel.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear