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👟Review of INOV-8 PARKCLAW G280 trainers (£160) #gifted

🏔I first took them out for a test run when I headed out to do the Welsh 3000ers which involve walking the highest 15 peaks in Wales over an elevation of 3000 feet. There was a lot of scrambling, where good grip was essential. The trainers held up super well. The grip was incredible and the shoes super comfortable.

👍😀I knew I liked them from that 3 day experience.

But the real test would be when I took them out to Scotland to take on 5 different hiking trails. One of which was the Outer Hebrides.

The terrain in the Outer Hebrides is particularly challenging.

The route is 50% on road and 50% on bogs plus a little bit of beach walking.

If you've never done road walking before it is brutal, especially when carrying a heavy pack.

Bog walking also has its own set of challenges!

💧The fact that your feet and your trainers are wet for 8 to 10 hours a day is really not pleasant - but also really tests the shoes.

👣 Throughout the 26 day challenge I walked 391 miles which was average 18 miles per day, 807,833 steps which is approx 36,719 per day! The trainers were properly tested!!!

My review - they were awesome.

5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

These are one of the best pairs of trainers I’ve ever used. ✅

They held up so well under all the different terrains and conditions. I’d really recommend them to anyone who is doing trail and road challenges. I think you’d be seriously impressed.

🧠The science bit:

📍The G-GRIP rubber outsole boasts 98 cleats per shoe – all 4mm in length – that serve up both a claw-like trail grip and a smooth on-road ride.

📍Above that, the G-FLY foam midsole – combined with a raised 8mm drop – propels 25% more energy return for a fast-feel stride enhanced with cushioning and comfort.

With that being said - The key thing to remember with trainers is even though they worked super well for me and my feet. They may not work for your feet. With trainers you need to test them out to see if they work for you.

❓Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the trainers.

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