Inov-8 Oroc 270 and Oroc 290

Inov-8 for season 2020 – the most exciting shoe premier among trail shoes with spikes. Inov-8 has released two new models of Oroc which do not remain older versions at all.  They are called Inov-8 Oroc 270 and Inov-8 Oroc 290 Ultra. We believe it becomes very popular and highly appreciated among elite and amateur orienteering runners. So there will be 4 racing shoes to choose from:  Inov-8 Oroc 270, Icebug Spirit 8, VJ Bold 10 och Nvii Forest 1. Which one will be your favourite?

Inov-8 Oroc 270
Inov-8 Oroc 290

In the new Oroc, Inov-8 has created a new type of spikes called twin-spike. It means that each rubber stud has two metal spikes and those dubble spikes comes from one piece of metal. This gives extra grip but also prevents the stud from going out.


In comparison with the old Oroc model studs are located at the edges so the grip is stronger even if you run at an angle, on the slope. Another long-awaited news regarding the studs is that studs are center placed which makes running safer on wet roots.

In addition to the brand new twin-spike sole, the material choices have been made in such a way that the shoes do not absorb so much water as previous versions of Oroc. Both versions Oroc 270 and Oroc 290 has a thin tongue for example.

The difference between Oroc 270 and Oroc 290 beside weight is that Oroc 290 has a little more damping and wider last. It is going to be super comfortable to run long distance with Oroc 290. Oroc 270 has only 3 mm drop and it makes the perfect racing shoe.

We will return shortly with weight comparison for all top models for 2020 season: Icebug Spirit 8, VJ Bold 10 och Nvii Forest 1.