Scott Kinabalu Supertrac
The Scott Kinabalu Supertrac trail running shoes are for runners that want to run longer every time they go out and hit the dirt. These shoes come with a very aggressive lug pattern in the outsole that will help you navigate the toughest terrain. The lugs are also able to provide ample traction even when running on mud or wet grass.
The eRide technology provides a rocking chair motion to each of your steps for more efficient and protective mid-foot strikes. The midsole is cushioned and flexible enough to provide quality comfort and durability as well. These running shoes are known to perform great during ultramarathons and long runs off-road.
Some of the technical details are described below.
- Great cushioning
- Promote a mid-foot strike
- Remarkable traction
- Seamless inner lining
- Heavier than other similar shoes
- Can feel unstable in complex rocky terrain
The lugs point to the front on the forefoot area and to the back on the rear foot area for better traction going downhill and uphill. The combination of the rubber compound, the gap between the studs and the shape of the studs make possible a highly efficient outsole.
The lug pattern makes possible for the shoes to have self-cleaning properties and not collect mud or dirt between the lugs, which decreases their efficiency. The height of the shoe when running on flat surfaces and complex rocky terrain make them feel unstable.
This midsole provides extra cushioning and outstanding comfort to your underfoot. The midsole and outsole, combined, follow the eRide technology, which works providing a rocking chair motion to every step you take.
The eRide geometry of the shoe promotes a mid-foot strike rather than a heel strike. That is good news for your knees and hips as it prevents injuries, and also good for your timing, as it promotes more efficient rides.
The insoles are gender-specific, so for the women’s model they are narrower and have more volume, they also wrap up further in the heel area when compared to the men's.
The mesh used in the toe box area has wider holes than the one used on the side of the shoes. Both together, do a great job maintaining your feet dry and cool for longer. The tongue is padded and works together with the lacing system to provide a great fit to your midfoot.
The molded heel counter comfortably locks your foot in for to help to provide a good fit. Your foot will never slip within these shoes. The inner lining of the shoe is seamless to provide extended comfort to the runner.
The average weight for the men’s shoes is 340 grams (11.9 oz.). For women's shoes, the average weight is only 310 grams (10.9 oz.). The good news is that thanks to the technologies that promote your running efficiency featured in these shoes, you may not feel the extra weight.
Both promote good temperature control to prevent your foot from overheating. The seamless inner lining provides good moisture management as well as the removable insoles. You will not have to worry about blister formation at any point of your ride.
The underfoot will experience really good comfort when having those long technical runs in the mountains.
The seamless construction of the inner lining of these shoes makes them feel as if you were wearing your favorite socks. They embrace your feet with comfort and will decrease the chance of getting blisters as there is no stitching on the way.
The Lace Locker is a pocket placed on the tongue that is mainly a pocket for your laces. It works as a protective feature for your laces but it also helps the shoes to look great when you are wearing them. The Supertrac come in different colors, not many to choose from though. For men, they come in Yellow and Green; and for women, they only come in Orange.
As the lugs are deep (7 mm), running on asphalt and other flat surfaces will decrease the durability of the outsole overall as there is less surface of contact. The upper mesh in both the toe box and the sides is really resistant. These shoes are really designed and built to be taken outside to the wild.
The rocker motion that is brought by the eRide geometry of these shoes not only promotes a smoother heel to toe transitions but also makes possible a mid-foot strike that helps to distribute the impact forces of the landing phase decreasing the chance of injuring your knees and hips.
The upper mesh is very resistant and will keep most of the debris away from your feet. The great fit of the shoe will not let your foot slip inside it, and its seamless construction will prevent blister formation. A big toe cap will prevent any objects on the road to harm your toes.
The fit the Scott Kinabalu Supertrac provides is remarkable, so your foot will always be in the correct position when landing and taking off. The energy return is high thanks to the promotion of a roll through motion thanks to the slightly curved midsole and outsole.
The traction is ideal for any terrain. These shoes can take you wherever you want to go with comfort and precision.
These shoes, however, do not provide support for over-pronators or under-pronators. The very resilient insoles are removable so you can use your custom made insoles or any superfeet insoles with these shoes.
The eRide technology promotes a mid-foot strike, for more protected and efficient rides, they promote a better posture and running mechanic.
The average price of the Scott Kinabalu Supertrac neutral trail running shoes is $130 USD for both men and women. Really good value for your money. Remember that the price may vary depending on the size.
They prevent the accumulation of mud and dirt between the studs in order to provide the best traction all the time. The rubber compound used in the outsole makes the lugs flexible enough to provide great grip and adapt to the terrain while making them highly durable.
The upper adapts to your foot after a few runs for an almost custom-made feeling. The outsole is not that flexible though. The good thing is that you won't need to worry about it, the other features of the shoe make your rides more efficient. Once you get used to the rocking motion of the eRide technology, you won't need any more flexibility.
The heel counter also helps to provide good stability and great lock-in feeling. Your foot will never slip inside these shoes and the shoes will never slip on the ground. The only situation where the shoes get unstable is when running on hard and flat surfaces.
The height of the shoes combined with the extra height from the lugs will make you feel unstable. We do not recommend to run on asphalt or complex rocky surfaces.
The forefoot height is 21 mm and the heel height is 29 mm for both men and women. The shoes have a significant height that is perfect when running on soft surfaces, but that makes unstable when running on hard surfaces.
• eRide Geometry
• Scott Insole System
• Removable insoles
• Seamless upper
• Self-cleaning lug positioning
• Lace pocket
• Lace bungee
• Wet traction rubber
If you prefer comfortable, lightweight runs, these shoes will make you a very happy runner. The traction, comfort, support, and protection they provide are remarkable. These shoes will take you comfortably through any ultramarathon.
One of the greatest things of the Supertrac is their extended durability. They last longer than other similar shoes, and, good news, you will not have to spend a fortune on them. They are very affordable. They come with gender-specific features, so make sure you get the pair that fits you the best.