First look: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max - Women's Running

First look: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  March 26, 2021

Get to grips with the new trail running tech in Inov-8's latest shoe release

We love a new shoe here at Women’s Running, and we love it even more when there’s some brand spanking new technology to learn about. Enter the Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max from Inov-8.

It’s the world’s first graphene foam trail shoe, offering ultimate cushioning comfort paired with outstanding grip.

Inov-8 have developed their own new midsole foam, G-FLY, which offered a whopping 25% better energy return in lab tests to help us run faster and longer.

There’s new tech in the outsole too: Adapter-Flex, which uses 10mm deep grooves that flex and adapt to suit uneven terrain without compromising the comfort or angle of your foot inside the shoe.

The outsole also contains Graphene Grip, said to be the toughest grip in the world – ideal for slippy trail runs.

Inov-8 have been working with the University of Manchester, who are doing research into graphene-enhanced sports footwear. “In an industry where running shoe manufacturers seem hung-up on underfoot carbon plates, we’ve delivered an innovative proposition,” says Michael Price, COO of Inov-8.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard developing this innovation. A team of 40 athletes across the world tested prototype shoes and test reports show G-FLY foam still performing well after 1,200KM – double the industry standard.”

The Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max is available for pre-order now, and will be released on 8th April.

Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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