The Inov-8 Race Ultra 270 is a natural, performance trail running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion, ideal for ultra racing and daily training.


Run light and get closer to the trail with the Inov-8 Race Ultra 270.  Built for ultra racing, this trail shoe boasts a Race Ultra outsole, allowing you to cover a variety of terrain with exceptional grip.  A 4mm drop promotes a natural stride and increased ground feel, while a thin midsole provides flexible underfoot cushioning.  A breathable synthetic mesh upper with minimal overlays offers lightweight coverage so you can dash across the trails in comfort.

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Weight: 8.4 oz/238.1g (size 8)

Stack Height: 17mm (Heel), 13mm (Forefoot)

How It Fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone provides minimal underfoot cushioning. This is Inov8's 2nd lowest level of cushioning on their 0-4 arrow scale.
  • Compressed EVA runs the length of the shoe for underfoot cushion.
  • Dynamic Fascia Band running from the heel to the forefoot acts as a rigid lever arm, releasing energy with each step and propelling the runner forward.
  • Meta-Shank extends from the midfoot to the forefoot in a 5-finger fashion, for flexible underfoot impact protection.


  • Race Ultra is a flatter trail outsole built with a low lug pattern. It is intended for use on both hard packed trails and occasional roads.
  • Tri-C Compound combines three different outsole rubbers for excellent grip and decreased wear.
  • Meta-Flex groove is located at the forefoot to encourage natural forefoot flex during toe-off.


  • Synthetic Mesh covers the upper for lightweight, breathable coverage.
  • TPU Lacing System uses TPU lacing supports for a strong, lightweight and secure fit.
  • 6mm Footbed for additional underfoot comfort.
  • X-Static XT2 uses the properties of silver to combat bacteria growth, fighting odor and athletes foot.
  • Gaiter Attachment allows perfect gaiter fit (matching gaiter sold separately).

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Grade:

  • Neutral
  • Minimum
  • Moderate
  • Maximum

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm):

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road/Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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