Inov-8 has long been a favorite amongst the CrossFit community. Their minimalist style running shoes were really the first shoes that became widely accepted and used for the purpose of functional fitness. However, pretty soon after, Reebok came in and partnered with the CrossFit brand as their top tier sponsor. With that came an onslaught of new shoes specifically designed and geared towards the ever-growing sport of CrossFit. Fast forward a few years, and Inov-8 has finally made their first explicit step into the CrossFit market by releasing their own shoe that is designed to specifically tailor to the movements associated with the sport. I would say, based on the testing, these shoes fit right up there with the Nano's.
In our hands-on testing, we reviewed the original F-Lite 235. After reviewing the changes deployed in the F-Lite 235 V2, we are confident that Inov-8 has improved upon an already great product. Keep reading to check out the differences between the new model and the OG, and get a full summary of updates.