inov-8 is distributed throughout New Zealand by High Beam, an importer of quality outdoor equipment. The team at High Beam love to play in the great outdoors. Evenings and weekends, you'll find us somewhere running, cycling, kayaking, swimming, trail racing, ski-ing or maybe mountain biking. As we are all experienced trail runners and we are passionate about the outdoors, we are excited by the improvements in technology and equipment, and love to see the enjoyment people receive from their inov-8 gear. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback. We’d love to hear from you!
Based in "England’s last Wilderness", the North Pennines, inov-8™ is a British company that’s passionate about specialist off-road running and extreme sports products. Inov-8 is imported into New Zealand by High Beam, and all products are tested for New Zealand's conditions, and used by Team Inov-8 (New Zealand).
We’re committed to providing you with functional, lightweight products that will enhance your performance and enjoyment. If we cannot innovate we don’t do it. All of our products are extensively tested by enthusiasts and elite international athletes to guarantee they perform.
Our whole design development process centres on optimizing the end user’s performance. The uppers are extremely functional with mesh in the forepart and tongues for maximum breathability. This creates a foot climate that helps you run at your best. When you run through water and the shoe gets soaked, it creates a pumping action that expels the water from the shoe allowing it to dry quickly. The lace webbing is positioned allowing a secure foothold without altering the natural alignment of the metatarsals. The back of our shoes are cleanly cut which allows your achilles tendon to experience high levels of comfort and minimum restriction - particularly when running down hill.
The team is made up of experts with proven track records in the footwear fields of Sports, Mountaineering, Marine, Outdoor and Industrial design and development. This linked with a strong bio-mechanics input, coupled with a test team of elite athletes in the Mountain Sports environment gives inov-8 the creative culture for next generation products.