NAVIGATION

Shoe Review: Inov-8 FASTLIFT 315 Review

Share

IMG_6069

Last year Inov-8 came out with their first olympic-lifting hybrid shoe. Many longtime Inov-8 customers were confused at first as this shoe looks nothing like any of the other shoes in their lineup the simple fact is, it’s not like the others. The f-lite was adopted as one an unofficial shoe of functional fitness, show up to any WOD and you will see a flood of Inov-8. Building off of this success in the functional fitness realm, Inov-8 created an oly-hybrid shoe to get through a heavy lift, or couplet or triplet WOD.

 

About the Shoe:

IMG_6073Inov-8 adapted it’s core fundamentals in shoe construction of lightweight and functional when it created the FASTLIFT 315 and 335 (men’s shoe). The shoe conbines stability support in the heal and through the mid-foot, which helps transfer power in a clean and jerk, or other lift. The Inov-8 Women’s FastLift 315 Cross-Training Shoe also adopts flexibility and comfort in the forefoot allowing you to move from a lift directly into an explosive movement such as box jumps or double unders without feeling the need to switch shoes. The Power Truss technology which makes up the power columns are extremely durable and rated to be able to lift a ton of weight before buckling. Enough support for any lifting session or WOD. Best of all it is the lightest in it’s class for an oly-hybrid show, much lighter than the traditional wooden shoe.

 

Shoe Specs:

IMG_6071Weight: 12oz

Footbed: 3mm

Drop: 16.5mm

Stack: Heel 16.5mm/Forefoot N/A

Fit: Standard

Upper: Synthetic

Lining: Mesh

Retail Price: $150

 

In the Gym:

This is admittedly my first pair of Olympic lifting shoes, and after wearing them I quickly wondered why I hadn’t had a pair before growing up lifting as part of cross-training. The first thing I noticed was the fit. The shoe cupped my foot perfectly, especially in the heal. I am use to lifting in my f-lites and for strict lifting days those shoes have now been replaced by the FASTLIFTS.

 

IMG_6070My first go around in these shoes was doing demos, I lifted on and off for hours and definitely felt comfortable in these from the start. During the day I was in and out of the shoes for over eight hours, performing all sorts of lifts from deadlifts, front squats, thrusters, back squats, snatches, and a few round of the Bear Complex WOD. In between lifts I would test out the shoe with some box jumps, burpees, and even a Turkish Get-Up. The shoe performed in all the conditions listed above.

 

Since that day I have tested the shoes in the gym several times. I prefer to wear them on my heavier strict lifting days but they have performed through a couple traditional WODs as well, including on which had heavy deadlifts into 100 wall balls. I once thought Oly-shoes were only for powerlifters and looked silly in the gym, but now I can attest to their worth, they have helped increase my power clean pr as well as really locked in my form. Definitely a shoe that stays in my bag as I head to Ute CrossFit to train.

 

I have not run in these, however I have been told from a friend she does short sprints in them during WODs. For me running WODs I prefer to stick with my f-lites, but anytime their are weights around especially heavy weights the FASTLIFT 315 are my goto show. You can find them online HERE.

IMG_6072

Margaret Schlachter

About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter is Founder of DirtinYourSkirt.com. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of MudRunGuide.com. She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
This entry was posted in Gear Review and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Shoe Review: Inov-8 FASTLIFT 315 Review

  1. AnnaSan says:

    Do they fit the same as inov-8 running shoes? I wear an 8.5 for road extreme, will 8.5 fastlifts fit me well? A lot of people have been saying that they had to size up.

  2. Heidi says:

    Hi, could you please tell me is the 325 the newer model of the 315??

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to posts:


  •   Hyper Vest SXY and FIT from Hyperwear.com
  • Instagram

    • Celebrating my 35th birthday 🎂 by starting the day running part of the mountain getting a shot for tonight’s live show for the @noramchamps on the OCRWC Facebook Page.
    • Every once in a while I leave the mountains, get dressed up, and honor my family and their sporting achievements.
::
#halloffame #saratoga #alldressedup
    • New Podcast! @mythicmedicine - Amber Magnolia Hill joins the podcast to talk herbalism, ancestry, @michael.pollan latest book, plant medicine, and incorporating wild crafted medicines into your self care.
::
Find it on your favorite player or temp link my bio.
::
#medicinestories #mythicmedicine #herbalist #podcast #plantmedicine #womenpodcast #ancientwisdom #wildcraft
    • I felt like an addict on the trails this morning when we encountered tons of thimble berries. I could not stop eating them!
::
They look kinda like raspberries at first glance. For years we saw them on the trails and recently Forest learned what they were and that in fact they are edible.
::
It’s fun to combine trail running, foraging, some off trail exploring, and a little sun time all in one adventure with the family.
::
#getoutsideandexplore #thimbleberry  #runandforage #weekendadventures #trailrunninglife #utahisrad #optoutside  #mountainculture #livelifeoutside
    • Just a woman and her pups on the trail today. Climbing high, taking in the views, taking stupid selfies 🤳, and getting out in nature jamming out to Benny Goodman, Big Brass Bands, Frank, and more.
::
What’s your jam on the trails?
::
How do you keep it fun?
::
#mountaintime #wasatchmountains #millcreekcanyon #trailviews #headsweats #keepacoolhead #getoutside #weekdayadventures #utahisrad #utahgram #runningwithdogs #closetohome
    • Lindsay Webster @lindsaydawnwebster joins the podcast for a second time. This time around we chat about:
🎧📲
@b2bministries in India
🇮🇳
Everest Base Camp in Nepal
🇳🇵
Life in the #Adirondacks
⛰
Food
🍨
And some #OCR
🏃🏻‍♀️
::
Find it in your favorite player or temp link in bio.☝️
::
For Patreon Supporters she offered up a few of her recent favorite workouts. Find out how you can get access to her workouts in the link in my bio.
::
#obstacleracing #adventurer #inspiringwoman #trailrunningwomen #ocrchampion #ocr #toughmudder #spartan #ocrwc #adirondackmountains #traveler_stories
    • It doesn’t get much better then from forest gathering to dessert in a matter of hours.
::
I spend a lot of time thinking about exercise vs life and how to incorporate the two into one stacked activity.
::
This weekend was the perfect real world example - during our run/hike we stopped and took an hour to gather huckleberries. The movement of Berry picking worked a number of muscles and gave us food for dessert.
::
When life and workouts mesh into one.
::
#huntergatherer #huckleberry #huckleberrypie #glutenfree #foresttotable #gatheryourownfood #findyourfood #berryseason #adventurer #weekendgateaway #rungatherrun #headsweats #keepacoolhead
    • The sun shines down on me today in the pines. Quiet, peaceful, and full of life.
::
Saturday Feelings hidden away from the 🌎.
::
#saturdayvibes #mountaintime #meetmeinthepines #headsweats #getoutside #getlostinnature #keepacoolhead #naturecalling
    • Carli Jo @cannabissensualitycoach talks about going from a casting producer for The Bachelor to a Cannabis Sensual Coaching helping women get in touch with their authentic sexuality.
::
Find the temp link in the bio or on your favorite player.
::
#podcast #cannabisfeminist #sensualitycoach #womenpodcast #jadeegg #createyourdestiny

    Follow Me!