Unusual Bargain Inov8 Roclite 295s on ebay

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by Mole, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker


    Older model Roclite 295s in various sizes

    Unusually these are either totally Brown (sand really). Or Totally Black.
    Not seen that before. military/tactical?

    Brown are £31
    Black £101

    Black I could definitely go for, but that's too much money for less durable footwear. ( I'm on my second pair of the blue/black - comfy but stitching vulnerable)

    Can I go for the desert version...hmm
  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I would guess that's Inov8's own eBay account. They are based in Crook in Co Durham.

    Maybe samples or something like that.
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  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    It appears I can!

    Same seller has various other Inov8 models. Including some other trail shoes at various odd sizes. Ladies too.

    Wondering if seller is Inov8 itself.

    Edit El Manama confirms it
  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Freesole on the stitching helps. I find that then the tread wears down before the stitching goes.

    This is very tempting, but our UK parcel receivers are away from home over Christmas. I hope they still have stock come the new year.
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  5. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Get some beige ones, and dye them..

    Purple :inlove: :geek:
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  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    You can send them to my address if it's too good to risk missing @WilliamC
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  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Do squaddies wear Iniv8 now? Got to be better than Hi-Tec Silver Shadows

    Good price for the brown, I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than £60 for Roclites
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  8. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    It'll be like the Montane factory shop, prototype samples in alternative colours and sometimes different fabrics on clothing e.g using Equilibrium instead of Microlight.
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  9. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Yes, I used seamgrip on my second pair, and it makes a big difference.

    Also happy to receive an order for you.

    About to pay for my basket....
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  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Thanks so much to both of you for the kind offer - I love this forum :). I've managed to arrange with my sister-in-law to receive them, though.
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  11. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    OnOit already! ;) Couldn't resist?

    Pity their samples seem always to be medium. I have a light Pertex equilibrium Montane unhooded wind jacket (climbers shops special) which has perfect breathability and wicking function. Love that fabric. A lite speed in it would be perfect
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  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Roclite 295s are my all time favourites and I've just worn out my last stockpiled pair. And they have them in Bozena's size too (she prefers the fit of the men's version).
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  13. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Thanks @Mole I got a pair of bright blue roclite 290 in 11.5. I've been using the grey ones the past year and like them a lot. £34.50 :thumbsup:
  14. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    What's the sizing and fit like on the Roclite 295s?
  15. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Wider forefoot more toes room than the 315s and other inov8s. Not quite as much room as the old Terrocs or Flyrocs, but near enough.
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  16. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    Thanks @Mole ive been using roclites for about 8 or nine years now i wear to them to death.ive just ordered a pair of the sand for 30 quid.im not fussed with colour its the grip and breathability i am after.ive had worse colours before.
    The crease my the big toe always goes first for me.i slap a bit of shoe goo on it then stop it spreading so quick.i can be a bit of a scruff when im in the hills:)
    Best grip for wet rock
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  17. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Wish someone would forward a pair or two to mainland EU. Good deal that!
  18. stormin'

    stormin' Section Hiker

    Looks like I'll be Challenging in Brown Rocklites.
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  19. SteveMat

    SteveMat Summit Camper

    Not too shabby! Is the fit true to sizing, i usually wear 11 so will 11 be ok? My altra things are 13!
  20. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    I appear to have ordered some challenging brown ones as well.. Interesting to see if they fit..
  21. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I find them true to size, but my experience is with the old, black version like this [​IMG]. I've never tried the later version. I don't know if the version in this thread are the same or the later (now also discontinued) version, but from the uppears, I suspect it's the later version. If so, from my exprience with the Roclite 280 I would go up half a size.
    Incidentally, the pictured version were built on the same last and had the same fit (IME) as the much missed Terrocs.
    Edit: It appears that Inov8 has brought back the Roclite 295.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
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  22. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Hmm. IdI say true to size.

    I'm on my second pair of these Roclite295s:
    I described my view of the fit in a comment above.

    The earlier version that William pictures, I found less roomy in the toe area. I have long 2nd and third toes and they touched that shoe. I didn't buy them for this reason. Certainly significantly less room than Terrocs.

    It's not helpful that Inov8 describe different models as "standard fit" , but to me they aren't all the same size or shape at all. In the past, I've tried 3 different models on in Ellis Brigham, all size 47 all standard fit. All felt quite different to me. Only one fit me comfortably.
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  23. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    What if them are Fake?.... But have seen the Coyote Brown and Black at few tactical gear shops over in the US.
  24. stourvalewalker

    stourvalewalker Backpacker

    I ordered a pair this afternoon and my PayPal payment was to inoveight ltd
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  25. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

    Yes thats inov8 registered name.its some sort of outlet from the company by the looks of it.

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