Inov8 X-Talon 212 Women's Trail Running ShoesA flexible, lightweight racing shoe that delivers unrivalled grip over soft or extreme terrain and is super-fast on dry trails too. The number one choice for elite athletes wanting to run fast off-trail. An all terrain running legend that's done it all. Popular for both racing and training. This fast and protective shoe delivers consistent grip on softer, looser terrain.Upper - Met-Cradle/Synthetic MeshThe Inov8 X-Talon 212 Women's Trail Running Shoes is composed of a synthetic Mesh which covers the upper for lightweight, breathable coverage. The ventilated construction actively allows air to permeate the interior footbed for reliable freshness to the feet. Get more miles out of your shoes: Industry-leading lightweight upper material increases durability. The material, combined with the new mesh tongue, further aids shoe breathability and comfort.The upper construction is covered with a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment, this is water resistant and breathable layer that provides partial weather protection from rainy days but does not fully diminish the effect if the weather gets more intense.Cradling the upper structure, Inov8's Met-Cradle is a synthetic webbing upper that links the eyelets and supports the forefoot, providing a secure fit and feel. It locks the foot in place for a superior hold, bringing the material closer to the foot for better flexibility and responsiveness. Working parallel to this feature, The rand wraps around the shoe's upper ensures outstanding protection against stones and other debris, reducing wear and tear and giving an extension of life to the shoe.