A significant update on the classic Roclite from Inov8. With previous incarnations seeing simple style updates the new G-Grip soles are a major improvement. Added grip, comfort and durability there's even more to love about the versatile 315 GTX shoes.
Utlizing GORE-TEX product technology, the Roclite 315 GTX delivers the optimal combination of support, climate comfort and protection. The perfect shoe for adventure-seekers who are running/trekking when outdoor conditions are wet and wild. Includes graphene grip (G-Grip).
Inov8's 2019 Roclite 315 GTX are an improved version of a classic versatile shoe. The use of the G-Grip sole, enhanced with graphene to provide greater grip and durability is certainly welcome as durability was always an issue with grippy soles wearing away relatively quickly when running on hard packed surfaces and bare rock. These shoes are really comfortable, flexible and confidence inspiring on technical terrain. The lacing system is lighter and easier to tie and undo than previous versions.
The sole of the the Roclite 315 is solid enough to give you some protection but flexible enough to increase the amount of grip and comfort on longer days. The added protection of a Gore-Tex lining is helpful in wet UK conditions. Despite some people complaining about overheating and lack of breathability, I've never had any problems and used them throughout an unseasonably warm spring for day hikes and running in the mountains. Getting the right sock combination makes a huge difference too.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear