Al sinds jaar en dag lopen we onze obstacle runs graag op de schoenen van Inov-8. Later dit jaar zal de vijfde editie van het WK plaatsvinden in het thuisland van Inov-8, Engeland. Het kon dus natuurlijk ook niet anders dan dat Inov-8 de schoenenpartner van het WK wordt.
New York, NY, (April 30) – The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships has announced that award-winning footwear company inov-8 is to become its Official Footwear Brand of the 2018 championships.
Founded in 2003, inov-8 is internationally renowned for designing footwear with the best grip for off-road running and CrossFit. The brand has been synonymous with the sport of obstacle course racing for the past decade, with their shoes worn by many of the elite.
This year – for the first time in the event’s history – the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships will be staged in the United Kingdom, the homeland of inov-8.
“The athletes who tackle our rigorous and unpredictable course at the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in London this October must be fast, agile and adaptable. Having the right footwear is going to be critical.
“inov-8’s lightweight, flexible running shoes with revolutionary grip will give athletes the ultimate advantage on all surfaces and in all racing conditions. Our wet, slippery, muddy terrain may have finally met its match!” – Sandra Sawyer, Partnership Director of Adventurey
Among the many obstacle course racing specific awards inov-8 has won are Best Obstacle Course Racing Footwear, with the United States based Mud Run Guide in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the United Kingdom-based Mudstacle in 2014 and 2015.
“We are proud to be the official footwear brand of the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships here on home soil in the United Kingdom.
“Elite obstacle racers have been wearing our shoes for the past decade, trusting in the grip to lead them to success. Our X-TALON shoes have been first across the finish line at previous Obstacle Course Racing World Championships.
“Forged in the fells of the English Lake District, we know all about muddy United Kingdom conditions and how important footwear grip is when moving fast over obstacles. In 2018, we’re taking grip to a new level by launching G-SERIES, the world’s first-ever running and fitness shoes with graphene-enhanced rubber. These will give racers the world’s toughest grip.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch than being centrally involved in one of the world’s toughest and biggest obstacle course racing events. Bring it on!” – Michael Price, inov-8 Product and Marketing Director