The Inov8 X-Talon 212 is one of Inov8's most successful shoes, winning awards and races. It has excellent grip, and offers a snug fit. This is designed for minimal internal movement when contouring, however can feel narrow for those with a wider foot.
Inov8 are synonamous in the off-road market, and the updated X-Talon 212 is the epitomy of their ideals. It is minimal, light, flexible and grippy, and allows the foot to do what it wants to. However, the narrow shape of the last is too narrow for a lot of people, and as such, it gets an 8 out of 10.