Inov-8 Womens F-Lite 290 - Ultimate Cross Training Shoes - Power Heel - Performance Trainer for Gym and Weight Lifting


  • Synthetic
  • ➤ EXTRA COMFORT - Midsole technology minimises shock impact and delivers high levels of underfoot cushioning whilst a memory foam inner lining around the heel hugs the foot for added comfort whilst increasing foot lock down.
  • ➤ FLEXIBLE DESIGN - The outsole technology in the sole of the shoe ensures the foot has the flexibility and freedom to move naturally for the most powerful movements.
  • ➤ ADDED SUPPORT - The external heel cage paired with the power heel technology provides additional stability and density in the heel, making the shoe perfect for powerful lifting movements.
  • ➤ MULTI PROTECTION - The technology on the shoes upper delivers traction and durability on rope climbs, an enhanced toe bumper and specifically designed heel slider provides protection whilst decreasing wall drag on hand stand push ups.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 4 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).


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  • Take on your next workout with the upgraded inov-8® F-Lite 290 Training Shoes.
  • Shoe Fit Scale: Grade 4.
    inov-8® shoes are designed with Met-Cradle technology to lock down the mid-foot for a stable hold.
    Graded on a scale of 1-5, Grade 1 represents the closest, most precise fit. Grade 5 has the widest fitting toe box.
  • Ultra-lightweight mesh and synthetic upper materials.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Memory foam lining for a enhanced comfort.
  • EXTEROFLOW midsole reduces shock impact and delivers high levels of underfoot cushioning.
  • POWERHEEL is 40% denser than the forefoot of the shoe and provides maximum power and mechanical advantage when lifting weights.
  • Sticky rubber outsole is based on climbing rubber technologies, and is designed to ensure maximum traction on a variety of surfaces.
  • DFB™ (Dynamic Fascia Band) shank mimics the Windlass Effect to deliver a jolt of energy with each stride.
  • STICKY GRIP rubber delivers enhanced underfoot traction and offers multidirectional flexibility, as well as the traditional flex point that allows increased functionality in the forefoot.
  • 360° Rope-Tec™ added grip and stability during rope climbs.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 6.5 (US Women's 9), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.

  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches
  • Item model number: NM3NIB10PB
  • Date First Available: November 17, 2009
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,083 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #91700 in Women's Shops
    • #116 in Women's Cross Training Shoes

    I had Inov-8s a few years ago, loved them but they were ugly. Decided to try Metcons because so many people at my CrossFit box love theirs. Those Metcons are awful to run in, and when I had to do workout with broad jumps, injured my ankle due to the excessively firm platform. So I went back to Inov-8s and bought these. Thankfully Inov-8 shoes are way cuter now. They also improved their tech from my old shoe, so they're a better all-around shoe for all that CrossFit throws at you.
    These shoes have an interesting interior, padded bumps around the heel called a "power heel" system. The idea being that your heel won't slide during heavy weightlifting. It felt a little weird at first, but I quickly got used to it. I've really enjoyed working out in these shoes. I highly recommend!

    I’m still breaking them in but so far they’re great. I use them for cross fit and I prefer running in these over the more “minimal” “bare foot” shoe. They also have a little bit of lift for squatting. They fit true to size but are a little snug when you first start wearing them. This may be just my original incorrect assumption but the “W” does not stand for “wide”.

    These are great for CrossFit! The fit is very true to the chart. The arch is different than running shoes, I slipped some extra arch supports in mine to customize them. The toebox is amazing. I was tired of toes squished together into a point. That's not even natural! These don't do that. They support me so well yet I can run in them without shin splints. They are breathable and I think they look great too!

    The most comfortable shoe I've tried! I use them for crossfit and they have a great, stable base but are more comfortable and easier to run in than nanos and metcons.

    I absolutely love these shoes!! I have wide feet and one foot is a half size bigger than the other thanks to a break many years ago. They fit perfect. There’s notchs at the ankle that prevent rubbing on the ankle. I use them for CrossFit and they are comfortable during everything. Great purchase!

    Not only are the sizes Entirely WRONG.... after going up half a size the shoe still squeezed my foot uncomfortably. (Yes I have a pair of other inov8 shoes so I KNOW the size I need.) the seller ALSO sent me a USED pair of shoes instead of new!!!!!

    Do not buy shoes...they aren’t worth the headache.... as it won’t fit correct to size... or width... as this shoe is narrow compared to their other models and is Very tight around your arch. Aka—little toe box, squeezes down on your arch.

    I have wide feet and it’s hard to find a good quality shoe that fits properly. This shoe fits like a glove and it’s excellent for my CrossFit or weightlifting workouts.

    Yuck! This was the strangest fitting shoe I've ever tried. The bumps to lock in your heel weren't comfortable at all. Perhaps they'd break in over time... But the shoe wasn't worth finding out. Just strange...