Scott Supertrac RC
Who says a zebra can’t change its stripes? Since 2012, Scott–the company best known for making some of the best bicycles in the world–transitioned into the world of making running shoes. Taking their flair for innovative ergonomic design and creating high-performance products, Scott has produced some of the most interesting high-performance trainers on the market in the short time since they’ve transitioned to being shoemakers. The Scott Supertrac RC (which stands for Racing Concept) is perhaps their best entry yet–an agile, sleek trail and long-distance runner that provides a great balance between cushioning and traction
Perhaps the highlight of the Supertrac RC is its outsole, which features an aggressive lug design that’s arranged in an innovative 360° pattern, providing excellent grip in every direction–as opposed to most running shoes, which only feature a lug pattern oriented for forward propulsion. The shoe is agile and sleek, with a medium cushioning in the midsole and an overall “rocker” design. Its 5mm heel-to-toe drop encourages a natural stride, while the overall design is based on Scott’s eRide system, which aims to accommodate many different running styles, from forefoot to heel strikers.
Arguably Scott’s flagship racing shoe, the Supertrac RC is meant for trail runners and long-distance runners alike who are looking for dynamic traction and a lightweight trainer that doesn’t go overboard with cushioning. Its deep lugs are spaced out to provide maximum grip and traction, radiating in every direction from the forefoot to provide powerful toe-off while its seamless upper and thin tongue locks the foot down for a secure ride throughout. Its thick but not plush Aerofoam midsole provides a fair amount of cushioning but also allows for a firm ride. With a sharp aesthetic that highlights its racing shoe calibur and a moderate price for such an advanced trainer, the Scott Supertrac RC is the trainer to beat both on the trail and in a 5K race.
Innovative 360° radial lug pattern
Sleek and agile design
Medium cushioning that’s soft but firm
Secure lacing system with a seamless upper
A versatile running shoe that suits many running styles
Some have found the fit toe tight
Rocker ride reduces flex in forefoot
- I got these because of the lugs, they are the best around, no matter how muddy or wet these grip so perfectly and let me focus on running. It's all about perfect traction combined with superior protection and solid comfort and these shoes are in a level way above others.
- I will always stay with this brand, all shoes give cushion, they all give protection and support but I can't think of any shoes which give traction like these. No matter how difficult the surfaces I am sure these shoes wont slip and I love the level of durability, these are the best investment for professional and amateur runners.
- First class for serious traction, and for cushioing it really is a super level shoe, the level of optimized cushion has no equals for comfort and consistent performance. No matter how many miles i do in these in any weather I can always be confident of the performance.
- Traction, super, seriously good grip, the shoe interrior feels like it has been designed so foot specific for comfort and the support in these must be the best, if you run in tough conditions and want comfortable durable shoes, these are the only real option.
- When I saw the design, the features in these I had to try them to see if they could perform as good as they look, I was not disappointed, I live in Scotland and running conditions require a shoe that can take on pretty much any weather or ground and these never fail.
- I looked for the best and in these I got it, I have run trails that look like a mud bath, full of roots, sharp stones, deep inclines and these shoes never let me down, I really can’t imagine wearing anything different.
- First time I tried these, I love the performance, two months of mud, slippery slopes and mountain weather and these are the business, everything designed into these shoes is absolutely perfect.
- These ensure I keep balance and in the places I run this is a must, the traction means I know I’m not going to take a fall, in the most tough places these are very protective and comfy.
- No need to think twice about surface conditions because I find that these shoes don’t care, no matter how challenging things are these are up to task beyond my expectations.
- No need to look back when running in these, I was told these rank with those top shoes and it’s true, if you are out there thinking which trail shoe to try I put these forward as among the very best choices, and they last.
- I agree with trail runners, the shoe does have outstanding features but is has a few problems, the toe area for me is over tight and on a long trail run that just don't work out, the rocker ride feature brings down the needed flexibility for the running conditions which I meet on mountain trails, all else is good.
- I know these are great, my ankles dont work with high ankle collar shoes, these give me irritation, pressure and blisters.
- I cannot understand why but i got toe off blistering on my feet? I love these so Im going to try different socks to see which gives the best protection.
- Love the shoe but not the bilateral blistering, I'm not quitting these, I will find a way past the blisters through adding protection.
- Love running in these, when I first got them I hit problems with the ankle collar being high and causing irritation and breaking the skin, I kept going and the problem settled.
- Durable construction that’s long-lasting even after many extreme sessions
- Great 360 lug design that works well in conjunction with its low profile
- Excellent responsiveness thanks to firm but comfortable midsole
- A lightweight trail shoe that protects the foot on tenacious trails
The seamless bonded upper reduces irritation and provides great protection while running outdoors, while the foot remains secure within the foot chamber after lace-up thanks to the grip of its midsole and heel cup. Although some runners may find the rocker construction that promotes natural stride slightly constricting, overall this feature helps transitions and is yet another element that allows for a smooth ride. For runners that are serious about hitting the trail and needing as much dynamic traction possible to negotiate the rough and tumble terrain that goes with running through nature, or for long-distance runners looking for traction that will give them the upper hand in races and a trainer that will continue to perform mile after mile, there are few as tenacious or dynamic as the Scott Supertrac RC.