Inov-8 X-talon 255 – wide shoe for orienteering, OCR and Swimrun

New X-talon 255 replaces on the market X-talon 200. This is a wider shoe with X-talon’s patented grip of 8 mm studs. But is has a several improvements. The drainage has been improved to make swimrun easier. In addition, the grip is updated with last year’s new Sticky grip.

We weighed X-talon 255, size UK 8 at 260 g, the equivalent of X-talon 200 weighed 249 g so it is a bit heavier but considering that the puffs do not absorb water and that it feels lighter when the water comes in, we guess that the wet weight is lower than at X-talon 200. Since the 200 was not so well designed when it comes to drainage, the X-talon 255 will definately feel like a lighter shoe.