Introducing my latest purchase, the Inov8 Roclite 390 GTX. A lightweight (760gms on the kitchen scales) pair of mid boots with a Gore-Tex lining.
Justifying this purchase, I’m going for the fact that these are more than half the weight of my current boots (1600gms, 4 season Brashers).
Ok, the Inov8’s aren’t full on 4 season boots but I’m sure with the right socks they’ll mange in the colder seasons on lower level treks……maybe beyond.
I’ve been covering quite a lot of hardcore paths lately and the Brashers with their stiff sole (crampon compatible ) are not the best choice, but my only boot…..until now.
That’s me justified to myself, now to convince the wife!!!
Initial impression….definitely light, a good fit and what seems like good support despite the Mid height.
Will update this post as I put them to task.
Covered a walk of 7 miles, 5 of that on open hillside with no tracks. Wet underfoot,but the boots held out keeping feet dry. No issues with support over uneven ground.
Another walk, covering 11 miles of forestry road. Thinking the minimalist boots and sole would feel every stone on the road, but this wasn’t the case. Surprisingly fresh after the walk with no aches or pains. Certainly notice the lighter boots over longer distances.