The Inov-8 Women’s F-Lite 240 is a lightweight training shoe which is ideal both for beginners and experts. This shoe can be considered as an updated and improved version of the Inov8 F-Lite 230, as they’re very similar. Though there are some differences: the EVA through the mid-layer of the shoe is injected in the 240 but blown in the 230, it gives you improved cushioning while maintaining the same low profile, the 240 has Rope-Tec protection around the midfoot for CrossFit rope work while the 230 doesn’t, and, finally, due to the addition of Rope-Tec, the 240’s weigh 10 grams more than the 230’s.
External design Inov-8 F-Lite 240
Inov8 has rolled out a full range of colors (from bright Purple/Pink/Blue and Green/Blue/Yellow to dark and more strict Raven/Blue and Black / White) for the Women’s F-Lite 240. It features a durable mesh and TPU upper for fantastic breathability as well as a great lock-down with the lacing system.
It’s fully lined on the inside with a breathable padded lining and has a removable 3mm foam footbed, that allows you to perfect opportunity to use your own accustomed insole (if you have one).
The midsole design is made of injected EVA midsole, that’s gonna have shock-absorption as well as cushioning. On the bottom, the shoe has an F-Lite outsole, which is super sticky. It also features a Meta-Flex groove, that gives you a lot of forefoot flexibility.
You’ll definitely innovate your workout with these Inov-8 shoes, ideal both for cross-training, running, and even weightlifting.
Wearing advantages Inov-8 F-Lite 240
The shoe is super lightweight (it’s just about 7 ounces), that allows you to feel naturally during any type of workout, almost barefoot, so you’re gonna fly at the gym, on the treadmill, anywhere.
Due to special Meta-Flex groove on the outsole this steady and secure shoe keeps its flexibility on the highest level.
Highly breathable and quick-drying mesh upper and light fabric lining allow your feet breathe easily and avoid sweating during a hard training.
- lateral stability
Get the stability you need to lift weights, run and do various lateral movements thanks to Rope-Tec technology that also provides an awesome grip.
The shoe has extra cushioning around the tongue and collar, besides the removable insole also gives you proper cushioning with every single step you take.
- wide toe-box
This shoe won’t be narrow in the toe area as there’s enough room for feet to adjust. That’s why they fit true to size, and some people even buy the smaller one to get a more tight fit.
The mesh upper of the shoe is protected with durable, supportive synthetic overlays on the sides and anti-abrasion toe rand in the front, while the shred-resistant Rope-Tec outsole provides maximum durability during extreme fitness training.
- Another know-hows, that supplied in a model
F-Lite natural sole delivers reliable traction on indoor and outdoor surfaces, while sticky rubber outsole, based on climbing rubber technologies, guarantees maximum traction on wet surfaces and unstable terrain.
Meta-Flex groove on the outsole is aligned with the metatarsal to maximize forefoot pliability.
Rope-Tec technology features a large contact area on the outsole that promotes greater grip and stability during activity.
Arrow Shoc-Zone provides low underfoot protection, supplying the most through the mid-foot and forefoot.
The midsole is made out of EVA (ethylene-vinyl-acetate), which is an extremely elastic material that can be sintered to form a porous material similar to rubber, yet with excellent toughness. These characteristics made EVA the perfect material to provide the Inov-8 F-Lite 240 with a cushioning, lightweight and flexibility.
DFB (Dynamic Fascia Band) shank mimics the Windlass Effect to deliver a kick of energy to promote a faster, more efficient stride.
Conclusions Inov-8 F-Lite 240
If you’re willing to pay full retail for the latest and greatest, the Inov-8 Women’s F-Lite 240 is a true improvement, compared to the 230. Better cushioning, better durability, a full range of colors, and all the good stuff from the original shoe are sure to make the Inov-8 F-Lite 240 a perennial front-runner for the title of the “Best CrossFit Shoe”.
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