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Discussion: Black Friday deals on Inov-8 Oroc 280

in: Orienteering; General

Nov 29, 2019 11:15 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Inov-8's website has the original Oroc 280 on sale today for half-off ($65), with most sizes still available.

Also, if you wear a women's size 9-11, you can get some X-Talon 230's today for under $40 (with 10% discount and free shipping).
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Nov 29, 2019 11:33 PM # 
JanetT:
Thank you, Patrick! I hope it really is the original Oroc 280 (they're a different color than my current ones).
Nov 30, 2019 12:22 AM # 
Pink Socks:
Yeah, the color isn't original, but these have the same design as the originals. Then they came out with V2 (men, women), which looks different. But now there's V3, which looks like the originals again (but in blue).
Nov 30, 2019 12:53 AM # 
cmorse:
The re one shown at the link in first post are the ones I got in Sept 2017, though I could have sworn at the time it was listed as the V2, which looks nothing like the V2 currently listed on the site. The new V3 looks like the red one, but has the gaiter clips built in. I had a pair of Inov8 TrailUltra 290's a few years back and had the gaiters with them, but then more recent shoe models seemed to have done away with the gaiter clip. Glad to see that return.
Nov 30, 2019 1:23 AM # 
peggyd:
Thanks for the tip! Scored some Orocs. Would have loved some X-talon 230s but my foot is a half-size too small :-( (actually they also have them in size 8 ... just not 8.5.)
Nov 30, 2019 3:08 AM # 
D-MAN:
@pink socks --I sent you an email.
Nov 30, 2019 3:00 PM # 
furlong47:
Thanks for this - just ordered my next pair to keep in the wings. Was planning to do that after Christmas but can't beat half off. Can confirm that they are the same as the originals - I have had 2 pair of the blue/green ones and 2 (now 3) pair of these red.
Nov 30, 2019 10:42 PM # 
gordhun:
Seems to me the orienteering suppliers should be buying these up by the dozens and then re-selling with a decent markup to their regular customers, just like the corner store owners do with the specials at WalMart.
Dec 7, 2019 4:33 PM # 
JanetT:
New Oroc 280s arrived a couple days ago, and the same size (I have Oroc 280 V1, the black and lime green ones, men's size 6.5) is now 1/4" narrower and 1/2" shorter. Without the laces I can barely squeeze my foot in (think Cinderella's sisters trying on the glass slipper, if a visual helps).

Anyone here want brand new shoes for $65+shipping? I have two pairs. If no offers I'll probably try to send them back for a refund.

The uppers look more durable than the original style. Size details:

Precision Fit*: UK 5.5, EU 38.5, CM 24.5, US W8, US M6.5
*Probably equivalent to US medium width; not for wide feet.
Dec 7, 2019 6:32 PM # 
furlong47:
The very old black and lime ones must be different. The blue and green version and the red ones fit exactly the same. I just pulled out the brand new red ones I bought to make sure they fit the same as the previous red ones, based on your post, and they do. (I had just chucked them in the closet since they are the same size, to wait for my current ones to wear out.) I have also found that they stretch quite a bit, but maybe not enough to work if you have to squeeze into them to start.
Dec 7, 2019 9:43 PM # 
JanetT:
(Very old = 6 years)
Dec 7, 2019 9:53 PM # 
gruver:
UK 5.5, EU 38.5, CM 24.5, US W8, US M6.5 says it all really. Why not some coordination. And that's BEFORE discussing compliance to standard.
Dec 9, 2019 12:45 AM # 
peggyd:
I received my shoes a few days ago, which was really great given they came from the UK & I just ordered them last week. Tried them on right away and they fit.
But today I raced in them, and almost from the start they hurt my heels, giving me a blister on each foot. Never had that happen before in Inov-8s and it is sad.
Dec 9, 2019 2:07 AM # 
Pink Socks:
Are the red ones precision fit (ie narrow) like the old lime ones?

I know that Inov-8 has a different system of widths now than they used to have (precision and standard). My feet loved the old precision fit, and I still have a stockpile of them in the closet. (Despite sharing the link, I didn't actually buy any!)

Any Intel on the current version of X-Talon 230's (what replaced the 212's, I think)?
Dec 9, 2019 2:12 AM # 
JanetT:
The red ones I received say "Precision Fit" on the insoles.
Dec 9, 2019 1:43 PM # 
cmorse:
The red ones are built on the precision last and according to the Inov8 rep I contacted, so are the new blue V3 ones...
Dec 9, 2019 2:37 PM # 
yurets:
What a shame
Dec 9, 2019 3:09 PM # 
jjcote:
Mine are waiting at the post office. I believe precision fit would be the right thing for my feet, so that's good news.
Dec 10, 2019 9:06 PM # 
peggyd:
Pretty sure I've worn both precision fit & standard fit & have had no issues with either. I could be mistaken though.

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