Drawing upon its expertise in building responsive trail-and-mountain running shoes, inov-8 has created in the Roclite 286 GTX an athletic boot that is ideal for thru-hikers, fastpackers, or anyone looking for lightweight, supportive, and fully waterproof protection for their feet.
The boot’s nylon mesh upper dries quickly and offers excellent breathability. A GORE-TEX liner delivers waterproof/breathable protection to keep feet dry and comfortable. Strategic TPU overlays deliver lateral support and enhance fit without adding bulk or cutting down on breathability. A rubber toe cap protects against rocks and roots. A tapered cut at the cuff balances support with the need for flexibility and the want to relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon.
An EVA foam midsole cushions your step and helps to cut down on fatigue. A polymer Meta-Shank mirrors the anatomy of your foot, providing flexible support beneath the metatarsals. The sticky rubber outsole has a moderate lug pattern that keeps you confidently upright on rock, soft trails, or hard packed trails.
Sold in pairs and available in men’s full and half sizes, the inov-8 Men’s Roclite 286 GTX hiking boot has a precision fit that hugs the heel and the forefoot, making the boot ideal for narrower feet. The boot has a moderate 6mm drop and weighs in at roughly 1 pound, 4 ounces per pair.
- 10 oz/per shoe
- Precision fit
- 6mm foot bed
- EVA midsole
- 6mm drop
- Meta-Shank Generation II
- 2 Arrow midsole shock protection level
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Item Weight 1 lb, 3 oz/pair Number of Eyelets 6 Type Hiking Boot (Pair) Warranty One Year Limited Upper Material Nylon Mesh w/ TPU overlays Outsole Rubber Midsole EVA foam w/ polymer Meta-Shank Fit Precision Toe Protection Rubber toe cap
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