Inov-8 TerraFly 277 Shoe Review

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Initial impression:

  • Light shoe
  • Killer lugs on the bottom
  • Good color scheme
  • Good upper for maximum breathability
  • Good stock laces to prevent loosening while running


Technical jargon:

  • Retail: $120   
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • 6 mm drop


I found this shoe lighter than most of my other “minimalist” trail shoes. With a women’s specific fit, Inov-8 has mastered the art of ladylike footing. Put on this shoe and you will coast over technical trail while maintaining your “grace” on the downhill sections. The lug design on this shoe allow for even the gnarliest downhill sections to stay put while allowing you to control the trail. This shoe even makes a nice transition on the road. While some may enjoy the extra room in the toe box, I prefer more of a snug fit up front. I have found that most Invo-8 shoes tend to run small, however it may be the illusion brought on by the roomy toe box, I suggest sizing a half size down for your new TerraFly 277.  While the upper material seemed to wick away my abnormally sweaty trail feet, the mesh allowed for sand and little pebbles to make a new home in my instep. I suggest a nice sock to guard against your new trail friends. All in all, these will be added to my minimalist trail rotation. Don’t forget to test these puppies out as part of your cross training routine. They allowed for a steady platform while lifting weights and were responsive in the agility department. Everyone should have a pair of Inov-8s as part of their rotation!

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  • I bought a pair of the 303s, the male version of this shoe. While the fit was excellent (the anatomical last was a much better fit for me than the performance last of other Inov-8s), trail traction was terrible particulary on wet or soft trail. Adequate cushioning for road or hard pack, but not a true trail shoe.

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