The Scott Kinabalu Enduro is the latest offspring to the Kinabalu family of trail shoes. Siblings include the T2, an all-terrain kind of shoe; the RC, lightweight and made for racing; and the Supertrac, a soft-ground, medium-trail type of shoe. Scott describes the shoe as an “all-mountain” shoe with deep lugs and a Vibram outsole to take on a variety of extreme trail conditions. Unfortunately, this latest addition does not live up to the standards of the Scott family name. Some wearers found the shoe to be uncomfortable, heavy, and awkward. The main complaint is a plastic overlay which covers the entire shoe and makes it feel stiff and uncomfortable. The shoe does have some excellent durability features, but runners looking for a comfortable mountain running shoe may not be a good match for the Enduro.
Heavily lugged outsole provides good traction
Vibram Megagrip sole is very durable
Highly protective upper can withstand harsh environments
Affordable if found on sale
Very heavy shoe
Upper material is stiff and uncomfortable
Narrow toe box
Despite the unconventional upper material, the rest of the shoe offers adequate comfort. The heel area is highly padded and secure. The upper material has some breathability to keep the foot cool and dry. The sock liner is gender specific and adds comfort to the underfoot. Anti-slip laces keep the fit secure and tight and a loop of fabric on the top of the shoe labeled Lace Locker holds the ends of the laces after they are tied. This is great for keeping the laces from getting snagged on trail obstacles.
- Protective rock plate
- Cushioned EVA midsole
- e Ride Geometry for a rocker feel
- Bulletproof KPU upper
- Lace pocket to avoid trail snags
- Seamless interior lining
- 11mm heel-to-toe drop