Inov8 G 370 FAILURE..!!!!!

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Chiseller, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Less than 30 miles and they're disinigrating...
    Review coming soon (spoiler *Not Waterproof & Ballistic Nylon ain't that tough) and let's see how long it takes Sportshoes to replace (not sure I want another pair after this) or refund.
    IMG_20200123_082810.jpg IMG_20200123_082644.jpg there's more but it will have to wait....
  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Aww crap. Hope you have some spare footwear close at hand and it doesn't put a crimp in your day mate.
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  3. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    I've just got a pair of 345's only worn them 3 times, maybe 50 miles so far. Their comfortable but I've not had them soaking wet yet so can't say how well they'll dry.
  4. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Not good :eek:
  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Be interesting to see how they respond. I've got over 500 miles on my 315s and not a stitch out of place. Tread is almost gone though.
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  6. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Trail Blazer

    That's very disappointing. Hope it doesn't spoil your trip too much.
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  7. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Glad you broke them. I was considering an pair and now I’m not :angelic:
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  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I hiked several miles after, I'm prepared to give another pair a chance... Time will tell..
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I keep eyeing up the g275 roclite, did the soles impress? they look like the roclite 295 tread pattern which I rated.
    My sister talked to some famous ultra athlete and apparently he raved about the graphine soles.
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Soles were pretty good, better than the other Roclite pattern. Grip was reassuring on most surfaces and excelled on off track climbs.
  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Received my refund from sports shoes. Great service.
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  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    We have the Roclite 335 and really like the graphene soles. Decent grip and definitely showing less wear than previous Inov8 shoes we've had.
  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've still got my 335. Sole has worn down considerably and there's a few holes and starting to split between the soles and uppers.
    I'm going to glue them though. They've done some serious milage between hill time and daily wear.
  14. Brendan

    Brendan Ultralighter

    I too had issues with a pair of Inov8 shoes.
    Have to say the service I received from Sportshoes was second to none. I took photos and emailed them to Sportshoes and pointed out that as they were the only pair of shoes I had on me there was a chance they were going to get a lot worse. No worries they said.
    Came back, sent them off and received a new pair which has been good so far.

    Half time score Sportshoes 1 : Inov8 0
  15. Tony9s

    Tony9s Hiker

    I bought same pair, Roclite G 370 last summer. Wore them once out for a day on the south downs very comfy, good grip, thought they were a good buy. Then wore them on a trip to backpack the Cumbria way, from day one, one of the boots leaked like a sieve and never was completely dry again all trip. They also scuffed up really heavily on the sides over the 5 days. Tested them once home by dunking them in a sink of water, the boot let in water straight away. Returned for a refund. Put me off getting another pair of their boots to be honest. If the boots are goretex they they better be waterproof otherwise you'll be much better with unlined as the goretex boots take forever to dry out once wet.
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