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Let's Talk About Shoes: The Inov-8 F-Lite 230

Finding a shoe that I can run and lift in has made a huge difference in my CrossFitting.It's official: love is blind.  When I first got my Inov-8 F-Lite 230's last year, I called them my ugly blue shoes.  I don't know what I was thinking.  These shoes are adorable.  I just bought a second pair in black (and will likely buy any color I find in my size).

Technically, the 230's are a mountain racing flat.  Their design also makes them perfect for CrossFit.  The tops are light and meshy making them super comfortable, and easy to throw in a bag or suitcase.  The soles are thin but sticky.  I feel very grounded in them, which is great for lifting. 

My only complaint is that if I don't double-knot the laces, they untie easily.  Otherwise, the 230's are perfect.  Inov-8's can be hard to track down.  I recommend stalking AgainFaster (particularly for limited edition colors), The Shoe Mart and Zappos.

-Gym Belle-

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