First of all this shoe is light, very light. Actually for me it feels like a sock with a thin sole on it. But like on the other Invo-8 trailrunners it got a fantastic grip.
This is a shoe for short and fast distances, for longer distances I prefer more cushioned ones. I did my first 21k half marathon in them and got problems with both ankles. But this could also be a problem of false training.
I also use it for flat and urban terrain. The shoe fits good, but i would recommend to buy it one size bigger than your normal size. (I also recommend this one every other running shoe too)
The mesh is very breezy, which provides very good ventilation and quick drying.
As you can see on the pictures below mine broke at about 400k in them, but I got them repaired from a shoemaker. I dont know it the material used is too weak or they broke because mine are a little bit too small for my feet.
All in all i still would recommend the F-Lite 230 but not as your every day running shoe.
The pair in size EUR 43 weights exactly 480g on my scale.
During summer I haven´t taken any pictures while I was out running. When I´m running than I´m running and i do not like to interrupt this with stopping and set the camera for snapshots. Today was kind of different I took my iPhone with me to “track” the route and I felt like taking some snaps of the trails where I spend the whole summer not too far from where I life in Vienna.
The Cobenzl and Kahlenberg area became my favorite playgrounds here, during spring and summer I was out there nearby everyday. There was and still is a lot to discover, it took several weeks to get known of the area because it is that big with so many opportunities to go. It has everything, climbs, fast singletrails, technical downhills and of for sure forest roads (which i do not really like). On a clear day you can overlook the whole city of Vienna from there and that is something really fascinating.
After the GR20 hike I tried to get the “beat” back in running where I started, on the street, starting at my front door. I soon figured out again that road running does not make sense to me. I really do not like it. Too much people, too bad air, nothing that inspires. It simply does not feel right for me.
So I guess I will get a strong headlamp soon so I can hit those trails also in dark winternights.
When I can trust this wordpress counter thing below the blog has reached 10.000 views since I started this in may 2010.
Will write all further posts in english from now on.
Thanks for the views, much appreciated!