Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe

Women's Inov-8 F-Lite 185

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MSRP:$124.95
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Women's INOV-8® F-LITE™ 185 :: Up your performance, adding plenty of comfort to your play when you workout in this amazing all-around training shoe, the women's Inov-8® F-Lite™ 185. You'll appreciate that Inov-8® really dug into the details on this one, creating a shoe that's not only lightweight and comfortable, but also features benefits like extra protection for climbing ropes and a stabilizing lacing system to support all plyometric workouts. Plus, you'll be breathing better through all your workouts thanks to this training shoe's mesh upper, and getting a great grip on every challenge with the sticky rubber outsole. 6.5 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Rope-Tec reinforcements: Deliver burn protection during rope climbs
  • F-Lite sole: Delivers amazing grip and stability when running or training in the gym
  • Blend of lightness and comfort
  • Close fitting and ultra lightweight: Allows athletes to successfully develop a strong and natural running style
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Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Arch support (3)
  • Cushions impact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym (6)
    • Strength training (6)
    • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Walking (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        89% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Gym rat (5), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    2.0

    Not what I thought they were going to be

    By Palmetto Mom

    from North Augusta SC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

      I have several minimal shoes. I currently own Nike, Altra, Brooks, and Saucony. I was looking for a new light weight shoe that I could use for trail running. I have a race coming up the end of August and thought these would be perfect for it. I received them and immediately tried them on. I noticed that the material attached to the toe was wrinkled. I also thought that the black toe in the picture looked liked it would be more substantial. But when I received it is just a thin coating like a paint across the toe. I did not think that that would hold up in trail running very well even though the shoes were marked on the manufacturers website as being suitable for outdoor running or trail running. The colors are beautiful but I also need functional so I had to return them.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      great shoe

      By ali

      from commack ny

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Running
        • Walking

        Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

        love the shoe

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Cross Trainer

        By SuzyMay

        from Exton, PA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Strength Training

          Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

          I wear a size 7 in most shoes, but a 7 1/2 in running. I got these in a size 7 and glad I did not size up. Plenty of room. I do wear thin socks. My foot is narrow with high arch. I use them for Body Combat, Body Pump, and HIT classes at the gym. Great traction and some cushioning. No break in period needed. Very stylish. I would not run in these in less short distance in a class. Great gym shoe!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          My new favorite shoe

          By Fit30sGal

          from Northridge , CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Pavement
            • Running
            • Strength Training
            • Walking
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

            I bought the shoe 1/2 size up from what I normally wear, as suggested by the website. I was a little apprehensive at first because I have such tiny feet and there were no options to be specific with width size.

            I put in the SuperFeet and man.... I LOVE these shoes. Very good to run in , as I switch shoes every few weeks . I also weight train and have been Crossfitting for the last 6 years . I highly recommend this shoe.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love inov8

            By Vicki the CrossFitter

            from Oahu, Hawaii

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Gym
              • Strength Training

              Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

              I wear these shoes primarily for CrossFit. My first pair were the men's version of the same style. I read a lot about the fit difference between the men's and women's, but honestly they feel the same to me, and the men's also have the women's converted size on them. My foot is pretty average as far as width and arch. Just thought I'd throw that in incase maybe you like they men's colors better or something. Anyway, I love these for CrossFit. Because of the low drop I feel stable during lifts, and they have just enough cushion to provide shock absorption during box jumps and short runs. I like them for short runs, but need a little more padding for anything over about 2 miles (I'm not a super experienced minimalist runner). Also, because I wear them primarily for CrossFit, I wear my normal shoe size instead of my running shoe size (I go half size up on my dedicated running shoes). The extra room just felt awkward and less stable during my workouts, but they're still not so short that they bother my toes on my short runs. They're also lightweight, flexible, and comfortable. My first pair were black and my new ones are the purple/blue, I like the look of both and they both get compliments!
              *bonus! If you're new to a more minimal shoe and don't really understand what the different "drops" mean, the inov8 site has great info and explanations! But you can't beat the Roadrunner VIP price and service! :)

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Fit TRUE to size

              By Marie

              from Georgia

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training
                • Strength Training

                Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

                It has been my experience that these shoes fit true to size. I ordered a half-size up like the website encouraged and they were too big. I've returned them and now I'm waiting for the return to be processed and shipped back to me. I am so excited about these shoes that it is driving me crazy to wait. Order the size that you normally wear!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                 
                5.0

                Best shoe for crossfit!!!

                By V

                from Millbrae, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training
                  • Gym
                  • Pavement
                  • Strength Training

                  Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

                  Amazing shoe for crossfit! Lightweight with great support!!! The best minimalist shoe!!!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  No complaints!

                  By Sadie

                  from Vadnais Heights, Mn

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Crossfit

                    Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

                    I was worried about switching from my minimus to these bc of the slightly thicker sole, I honestly can not tell too much if a difference. They have exceeded my expectations thus far. The rope protection is a ++++

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Shoe!

                    By GymRatBarbie

                    from Winchester, VA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Strength Training

                      Comments about Womens Inov-8 F-Lite 185 Cross Training Shoe:

                      The website recommended buying this shoe 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size. I did and it fits perfect. These shoes are amazing for my cross-fit trainings - very lightweight and great traction. I don't like them near as much for cardio. I am not a runner, but I use the elliptical and other cardio machines quite a bit. The elliptical has a textured foot pan and I can feel every bump through the bottom of the shoes. I bought them for my strength training/cross fit training and I LOVE them for this use.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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