|6mm POWER FOOTBED
|Heel 20mm / Forefoot 12mm
|275g / 9.62oz
“The PARKCLAW 275 is a real surprise. It’s a shoe that you can use day in and day out when you are mixing terrain. A great example would be say living in London and going for a long run when you mix road with sections of trail in Regents Park, Hyde Park and so on.”
Ian Corless, Talk Ultra, March 2018.
“I love the fact that I can travel on the road to my trail routes in shoes that will equip me for the whole journey from start to finish.”
Run Mummy Run, February 2018.
“The softest of the Gore-Tex support on test helps make for a responsive feel, with decent flexibility, especially on steep hills.”
Trail Running Magazine, December 2018.
Parkclaw 275 GTX
“An excellent shoe, so good In fact that I have been the proud owner of three pairs.
Comfortable shoe that transitions well between paved roads and forest logging roads. For me a minor niggle is that where the fabric interfaces with the rubber upper on the outside toe area always shows abrasive wear at around 120 miles and eventually splits at about 180 miles, but they keep on going until I retire them at 315miles. Mentioned it to Inov8, but no other examples reported. Still a damn fine shoe.”
Review by Colin
Waterproof, windproof and breathable
Stay protected with GORE® Invisible Fit Technology, the GORE-TEX membrane is bonded directly to the upper. This eliminates wrinkles and folds in the upper, so pressure points and blisters are significantly reduced and freedom of movement and flexibility is increased. As well as improved construction, the GORE® Invisible Fit technology means these shoes have a faster dry-out time of up to 50 per cent, allowing runners to feel confident and comfortable in all weather.
Ultra smooth and cushioned ride
Run effortlessly over any road conditions with new Powerflow+ midsole technology. Powerflow+ delivers 10% better shock absorption and 25% better energy return than standard midsoles.
Slightly more aggressive, trail-style stud pattern compared to a road specific shoe but the wide surface area of the studs ensures it feels smooth when running on roads.
Get more support
External Heel Counter wraps around the rear of the shoe and provides support in the heel. Delivering this extra hold aids foot stability and helps a fatigued runner maintain a better gait.
Features more protective, durable upper materials better suited to handling trail debris and environments.