I love my Inov8 X-Talons but this is the second pair that, despite infrequent use, have started to split at the point where the foot flexes, just behind my little toe. This is so disappointing as they are such a great pair of shoes. In checking my paperwork , I found I have had them for just over 12 months and are therefore out of warranty. At £90 a throw, that’s an expensive annual purchase, especially considering they are just one of an arsenal of 7 pairs of shoes used in rotation according to the conditions and route. During the dry summer, they haven’t seen many miles.
Compared to my Inov8 X233 road shoes which are now 3 years old and still going strong, despite bearing the brunt of my training, this doesn’t seem good value for money.