When 26 miles is just a training run for something longer, you need a shoe designed with the ultra long distance athlete in mind. Offering optimal long distance cushioning and comfort, without the loss of proprioception, the Inov 8 Men's Race Ultra 290 Trail Running Shoe fits the bill. A Two Arrow 8mm drop offers optimal cushioning and comfort and lets you find the balance between support and natural running gait. A flatter outsole helps to ensure stability, even once fatigue sets in. The Race Ultra 290 features a multi finger Meta Shank that gives aligned support to each metatarsal and a unique on shoe gaiter attachment system to keep debris at bay when the trail gets nasty. The Tri C outsole finds the balance between hard sticky, soft sticky, and endurance cushioning traction to keep you prepared for the diverse conditions you find out on the trail. The Race Ultra 290's X Static footbed cuts down on odor causing bacteria, helping to keep your shoes fresh even after long runs.