Nowadays, it is very common that CrossFit gear is getting more technical than before. Most importantly, these shoes are getting popular very rapidly. One possible reason may be their key attributes. Typically, CrossFit is a special type of workout that involves variable, high-impact and particularly high-intensity tasks which require crossfitters to equip themselves with durable, strong and purpose-oriented shoes that withstand a wide range of rigorous and difficult circumstances. I am saying all these because I happened to learn that the Inov-8 F-Lite 232 addresses all these issues. Maybe, what I heard was something of a marketing pitch, but it does not substantiate that my present view of the shoe can be similar.
Well, I am writing Inov-8 F-Lite 232 review to remove all confusions regarding the hype that surrounds the shoe.
Why this is called purpose-built is because of its responsive mid-sole, rope guard and Meta-Flex groove. The rope guard which is really self-explanatory particularly helps users protect their shoes from unforeseeable damages while climbing ropes. Now, to talk about the ‘Meta-Flex’ groove, users acknowledge it as flexible band that is located in the forefoot part and designed to allow one’s forefoot to easily bend without losing any natural feel. The shoe has another aspect which is its organic shape that is complemented nicely with a wide toe-box resulting in its responsive mid-sole and anatomic fit.
Whoever purchases the shoe must have a purpose; that is to find the shoe to address the gender concern. Well, this comes with gender-specific fits. One noticeable matter in this regard is the woman’s F-Lite 232 that has narrower heel.
Performance and comfort:
Performance and comfort:
The design of this shoe being somewhat a highly technical type theoretically suggests that the ability to perform will be second to none when it is considered from budgetary viewpoints. The mid-sole which is responsive and comes with cushioning without unnecessary bulk can be the key part that enhances performance to varying degrees. Some lateral stability has also been included into the shoes so that users can make their quick movements and sharp turns easily. For people exposed to highly cushioned trainer shoes, it can be something like bedroom slippers ideally usable for in-house training.
Features of Inov-8 F-Lite 232:
- A wide forefoot to provide better fit and feel for people splaying their toes during workouts
- The forefoot style is similar to that of Vibram FiveFingers shoes, especially helpful for people with wider feet
- Zero drop chance from one’s heel to toe that ensures a natural forefoot or mid-foot strike while reducing heel striking impact and promoting forward momentum
- Insteps being built of high-grade rubber can be ideal for climbers
- Extra gripping advantage during boot-camp style workouts or rope climbing
- Overall, a perfect CrossFit shoe that is purpose-built and well-designed
- Several helpful features especially crafted for athletes
- Nice look made for a furnished choice
What users actually think about Inov-8 F-Lite 232?
The shoe with its great performance against obstacle courses has been mostly liked by people because of its flexibility and superb fit style. I have bought this shoe twice because it has fit my purposes so well. In addition, the shoe earns positive reviews for its ideal stand during gymnastic workouts. The toe box has also been identified as a natural space that gives expected flexibility.
Users have also mentioned that the shoe lacks stability when they used it under load. Also, some users revealed that the front outsole which is glued to the front fabric unglued frequently.
Finally, I can suggest potential users to make a combination of this one and another similar type shoes if anyone thinks he or she does not want to look for new shoes every other day.
Inov-8 F-lite 232 Shoe Review