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Old 06-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
Kulsoom Ahmed
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Inov8 issue, f-lite 230

Hi I purchased a pair of the f-lite 230 this past May.

I have used them for Crossfit and running. When I run, its been only on smooth pavement. Recently someone noticed part of the bottom of the shoe was off (see pictures attached).

I have no idea how that happened and my fellow gym member said maybe it was rope climbs, which I have done recently in a WOD. I am surprised that a rope climb would do this damage.. I have had my Chuck Taylors for 4 years and they still look fine AND they have taken a beating.

I also do not weight lift in these shoes, only if its in a WOD (lower weight, higher volume, with running).

Anyhow, just wanted to let others know that this can happen to the shoe and do not use them for rope climbing.

I contacted inov8 but they said they would not replace them, and had no resource or guidance for me to get them repaired. They said it was not a defect in the shoe but my fault, and its "blown foam"

I contacted endless.com. Their policy is that the shoe has to be unworn, but when I told them what happened and what inov8 said, they said they will exchange them for a new pair, which they did YAY!
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Inov8 issue, f-lite 230

I could see rope climbs doing this for sure. The rubber in Chucks versus the Inov 8's is very different type. I would say for direct friction on a rope this would do it. The same as if you used Nike Free's or another light shoe with this kind of rubber on the side.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Inov8 issue, f-lite 230

good to know. next time I will use my chuck taylors for rope climb (hopefully the WOD wont have running also)

Anything else one should avoid with this type of shoe?
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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Re: Inov8 issue, f-lite 230

Nothing comes to mind. I probably would not use them for anything that includes the type of friction rope climbing may put on them. For most WOD's they should be fine.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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Re: Inov8 issue, f-lite 230

My Nike Frees have done the same thing with rope climbs. Just going to have to use different shoes on rope climb wods.
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #6
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Re: Inov8 issue, f-lite 230

Any shoe with exposed foam on the mid sole will have this issue. Ropes can create tremendous amounts of friction that will cut straight through any soft material (ropes about the size of your average CF climbing ropes were used to saw through people during the middle ages as a form of torture/execution).
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