I'm super excited to bring Inov-8 to our Ultralight Community. Inov-8 makes some of my favorite trail running shoes, which are all I use for hiking. I haven't worn boots in more than a decade, primarily because I found these and loved them so much. These are deceptively durable given how light they area. The X-Talons are more race oriented for fastpacking, running or those simply looking for the lightest shoe. We'll also soon have the Roclite shoes, which are designed a bit more for all-around use and are a bit heavier.