Oh, how I love my Inov-8s, but first I've got to get something off my chest. I recently let a friend demo my X-Lite 150s
, he's been running in Newtons for years and let's face we all know Newtons are for triathletes who have way too much disposable income. He tested the X-Lite 150s and loved them, so he headed over to a local running store to pick up a pair.
Now, I don't want to name the store that he went to but it started with Boulder and ended in Company. When he got there he asked for the Inov-8s and the salesperson asked him if he was into CrossFit and when he said no, he/she promptly informed him that Inov-8s are for CrossFit athletes and not runners. They then sold him a pair of New Balance Minimus, it gave me a chuckle to be honest.
Anyway, I finally had to retire my X-Lite 155s
after 600+ miles, and four decent sized holes on each side of the forefoot, that and my running partner Tristan was making fun of my shoes that were fit for a vagabond. I picked up a pair of Bare-X 180s
and let me tell you these shoes put the minimal in minimalist.