INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX: FIRST TRAIL SHOES WITH GRAPHENE MIDSOLE, TO LAST TWICE AS LONG.
INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX: Trail shoes with graphene foam midsole. Our TRAIL RUNNING SHOES section today launches a technical novelty of special interest. As it did in 2018 with the first graphene soles, Inov-8 today unveiled the world’s first shoes that use a graphene-enhanced foam.
The graphene-enhanced padded foam, christened G-FLY, debuts on the INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX. A shoe designed for ultra trail and long distance, which seeks to improve performance and double the average durability of the shoes. Let’s go with the technical analysis by Mayayo.
INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX
TRAILRUNNING SHOES WITH GRAPHENE FOAM MIDSOLE
Continuing the collaboration with graphene experts at the University of Manchester, which we have already advanced years ago, the British brand again insists that greatest innovation in sports footwear of 2021 is this. According to its claim, scientific evidence shows that graphene-infused foam, the world’s toughest material, offers a 25% higher energy return and is much more resistant to compression wear.
If these corporate preliminary studies were confirmed in the actual in-depth tests we can conduct later, it would mean that the shoe maintains optimal levels of bounce and comfort under the feet for much longer. This would help each runner maintain faster speed over longer distances, help their feet feel fresher for longer, and extend the life of their shoes.
INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX: SHEET.
- Price: $190 for USA; where the next 8 APRIL will go on sale. Not yet confirmed for Europe, but it could be around 190€.
- Weight: 300 grams
- Drop 6mm.
- Sole: Inov-8 G- Grip. Rubber rubber and graphene, with great traction and a lot of durability, already tested in previous shoes.
- Midsole: New G-fly foam with graphene. .
- Chassis: Adapter-flex. New 10mm grooved last under your feet.
- Template: Boomerang Insole. Increased cushioning and rebound.
INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX: HIGHLIGHTED CHANGES
As you can see in the tab above, not only is the midsole material new. In addition, TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX has been further boosted with a new cushioning. it is also the first trail shoe with deep cushioning that, thanks to the new ADAPTER-FLEX technology ™, adapts and reacts to uneven terrain. The 10mm smart groove under the feet releases the midsole and works in harmony with the foot, so runners feel connected to the track.
Of course, the new shoe also has a Graphene-Grip sole that, together with G-FLY and ADAPTER-FLEX, have patent pending. To this day, we have been able to roll this sole thoroughly with graphene in shoes like the INOV-8 GRIP.
Inov-8 first used Graphene in 2018 when it threw GRAPHENE-GRIP rubber into the soles of its range of running, walking and exercising shoes. Sales of its range with that wonderful rubber have soared globally over the past three years. Logical, then, that inov-8 prides itself on being the only manufacturer in the world to wear Graphene in sports shoes.
INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX: MAIN STATEMENTS.
Michael Price, Director of Inov-8 Operations: “In an industry where running shoe manufacturers appear to be hanging on carbon plates under their feet, we have put forward an innovative proposal. G-FLY padded foam not only gives runners an incredible and lasting energy return, but also a stiff, agility-free feeling under their feet.
“We have worked incredibly hard over the past two years with the university and veteran footwear industry leader Doug Sheridan on developing this innovation. A team of 40 athletes from around the world tested shoe prototypes and more than 50 blends of graphene-enhanced foam. Reports of trail testing show that G-FLY foam continues to work well after 1200 km, double the industry standard.”
Wayne Edy, founder INOV-8 said, “We continue to open our own way, with innovation at the forefront of everything we do. It would be easy to follow others, but that’s not in our DNA. Our revolutionary use of graphene, first in rubber and now in foam, shows that we dare to be different”