The Trailroc 245 has been replaced by the Trailroc 270. It's a total redesign with new tread. The 270 is a little heavier and has a slightly larger 4mm drop which makes it closer to a light trail running shoe than a barefoot shoe.
Inov8 began designing and manufacturing running shoes in England in 2003. Even considering they've only had a bit over ten years to make a name for themselves, Inov8 is dishing out minimalist trail running shoes that are ranked among the best. Are the Trailroc 245 one of those shoes? We decided to find out for ourselves and see what all the hype is about. After logging over fifty miles on endless Eastern Sierra trails, to say we are impressed with the Trailroc would be a disservice to Inov8 and to how amazing this shoe really is. We give them our Top Pick award for a protective, minimal trail running shoe.