Why chose inov-8? Which shoe or boot to choose? What's the relevant product for New Zealand conditions, or a specific event?
This is a collection of information that we think may be useful in answering some of those questions. It's information that we've gathered from other sources & some we have written ourselves.
"We" are a group of weekend warriors (and sometimes aspiring elite athletes) in our efforts to have fun running,cycling, kayaking and getting lost in the bush on weekends. We import inov-8 into New Zealand because they are the shoes we choose to use ourselves. We test out the products in events throughout New Zealand, and you can read about our events on our blog at www.teaminov-8.co.nz
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Mar 14 2014
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. read more
Apr 01 2013
Nathan Fa’avae is one of the world’s most experienced and successful adventure racers, with a career spanning 14-years in the sport, which has seen him complete over 30-expedition length events. He has won major international events in a variety of gruelling environments. A multiple world champion, he currently captains the world’s number one ranked team, Team Seagate of New Zealand. He runs and hikes [a lot] in inov-8 footwear. He shares with us a recent training weekend. read more
Mar 28 2013
Richard Ussher is one of the world's best Adventure Sport athletes. He's been to the winter Olympics (skiing), won Coast to Coast 5 times, held the NZ ironman distance triathlon record, twice been the Adventure Racing World Champion and four times the Champion of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge. He talks to us about racing, motivation, training and what's next.... read more
Mar 28 2013
The challenge was issued “it’s the biggest finishers medal in the world. I have signed up – do you want to come? “ Somehow I had agreed before I even knew what you received the biggest medal for finishing. And as it turns out, that to get this massive medal I would need to run a marathon. On the road. And the road is in Little Rock, Arkansas. read more
Mar 20 2013
The 2013 Orion Health Godzone Adventure Race took place in early March on the back of an incredible summer in the Queenstown region with nearly 2-solid months of hot sunny weather with McKenzie country and Canterbury experiencing drought conditions, not pleasing for farmers and the animals but largely enjoyed by summer fun seekers. read more
Mar 11 2013
After a 3.00am alarm and the obligatory coffee, the team convoy was heading for Miranda – but not for a hot swim. Our first navigation error came when we missed the turnoff to the start line – doh! – but we soon realised our mistake and turned back towards the registration desk. At least backtracking the car didn’t require any energy. read more
Mar 01 2013
Nick Hirschfeld is an inov-8 trailrunner and multisporter. In 2011 he won his agegroup at the World Xterra Trail Running Championships, he's won the Coastal Challenge and the Auckland Tough Guy Challenge. This month he won the Coast to Coast Mountain Run section and agreed to talk to us about running, multisport and family. read more
Feb 01 2013
Malcolm Law was born in 1960 near Liverpool, England. Since arriving in his adopted homeland he has explored the length and breadth of the country on foot, on wheels and in kayaks. He is the man behind Running Wild NZ (www.runningwildnz.com) - a community that encourages runners of all levels to explore the beautiful trails in New Zealand. He talks to inov-8 about running, mental health and giant challenges. read more
Jan 14 2013
I used to think that shoes didn’t really make that much of a difference when it came to off road running. A shoe is a shoe, and I thought that all off road shoes would be much the same. Consequently I’ve never really been that attached to a particular shoe. That is until I slipped on the Innov8 X-Talon. read more
Nov 27 2012
Those who took to the trails of the Karangahake Gorge recently may have noted a slightly different crew manning the High Beam / inov-8 tent. Thanks to Emma McCosh and helpers for filling in. The reason for the different crew was that more than half of the High Beam team (yes, we are a small team!) were travelling on a package tour. read more