Graphene Sole for Conquering Mud – Graphene in the compound will boost durability
Often such trail shoes are made with a soft rubber that can wear out quickly if you travel hard ground, but the Graphene in the compound will boost durability. “I wore these for an OCR (obstacle course race), and in the muddy or slick spots where others were struggling with traction, I passed with good footing,” said one tester.
Much like we found with the MudClaw’s mild-mannered cousin, the TerraUltra, the shoe has a very firm sole owing to its low-to-the-ground stance. But that’s to be expected from any Inov-8 shoe, say our testers. “The forefoot cushioning is firm and not very thick, which I prefer. I was aware when stepping on a rock but not bothered by any pain when I did so.” They noted that extra protection is offered by those very tall lugs, so you don’t have rocks poking through the bottom of your shoe.
While the sole grabs attention because of the novel materials, we like the burly upper that’s as bombproof as the rubber. It uses Kevlar mixed into the fabric of the exoskeleton, for a superb hold on your foot and extra protection from trail debris.;