Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $140
  • Weight
    Men: 11.3oz
    Women: 10.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 21mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe
A top rated Scott running shoe
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  • 90 / 100 | Ian Corless | Level 4 expert

    If you don’t like spending money on run shoes, or, if you like your shoes to last once purchased, the Kinabalu may well be a great shoe for you – I can see these going for many months and many miles.

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- The Scott Kinabalu is a running shoe that’s part of the global line of products that are for the trails. It employs a sporty yet subdued façade, swapping the traditionally bulky frames of most trail runners for lightweight mesh and stitch-reinforced printed overlays. The synthetic prints double as protective elements that avert abrasive debris and surfaces from slashing the fabrics. A no-sew construction helps the foot in experiencing a cover system that is free of irritating folds or unnecessary layers.

- Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the AeroFoam+, a full-length technology that is meant to provide long-lasting support without sacrificing the perception of lightness and springiness. Extra cushioning is offered by the removable insole. A curved platform design ushers the foot towards a smooth transition through the gait cycle.

- The external pad is made up of rubber. This traditionally sturdy compound covers the entire sole unit, protecting it from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It has a bevy of wide, arrow-shaped gripping lugs to help with traction over the varied terrains. The opposite-facing nature of these protrusions handles upward and downward paths.

A standard sizing scheme was used during the conception of the Scott Kinabalu. Runners are welcome to get a pair with their usual sizing choices in mind, though it is important to remember that trying on the shoe first and observing the feedback of other users can ultimately help with the attainment of an agreeable in-shoe hug.

When it comes to width, the variants that were made were D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. The feet that have medium or low volumes are the ones that are going to fit correctly into the Kinabalu.

The semi-curved shape of the lasting board follows the natural curvature of the human foot.

The outsole unit of the Scott Kinabalu is made of Wet Traction Rubber. This material runs the entire length of the platform, protecting the midsole foam from the debilitating effects of surface contact and continued use. It has a grippy construction that allows it to handle both dry and wet topography.

Gripping lugs cover all the areas of the outsole. These arrow-shaped nodes have wide and sharp angles that aim to claw against the ground to deliver steadiness. The opposite-facing structure of these elements allows the wearer to gain control of the movements, whether on groomed or irregular paths.

AeroFoam+ is a foam that runs the entire length of the Scott Kinabalu. Lightweight compounds are amalgamated with materials that are resistant to wear, resulting in a feature that is long-lasting and responsive to the movement capacity and speed of the foot. This technology is also flexible and able to attenuate the impact forces generated when landing the foot on the ground.

The eRide is a rocker shape that allows the midsole of this Scott running shoe to facilitate the inherent heel-to-toe transition that goes with each step. The runners can experience a smooth landing and an enabled toe-off with such a design gracing the underfoot platform.

An insole is placed right above the main cushioning system. This extra piece of thin foam adds a bit more verve to the perception of softness. It can be removed or replaced with the new one if the runner wants to do so.

A breathable mesh serves as the exterior part of the Scott Kinabalu’s upper unit. This grid-like textile accommodates the flow of air into the foot-chamber, allowing the wearer to experience a cool and dry wrap. The multi-weave assembly prevents it from quickly succumbing to abrasive trail debris.

Synthetic prints bolster the exterior of the façade, maintaining its integrity and keeping it from sagging over time. These overlays also serve as shields against the aggressiveness of the off-road paths. The forefoot, in particular, has a two-layered approach which averts stones and jagged surfaces from injuring the toes.

A no-sew interior aims to bring the feeling of being wrapped in a non-irritating hug. This sock-like intentionally permits runners to wear this neutral running shoe without putting on socks first.

A traditional lacing system is fashioned on the instep. Flat laces snake through inconspicuous eyelets, securing the sides and helping to maintain a taut-looking façade. When the shoestrings are tightened or loosened, the overlays to which they’re connected adjust as well, thus giving a customized coverage that follows the expectations of the wearer.

The anatomical tongue unit is thin and lightly padded. Such a design helps the normal running-related swelling of the foot to take place as it doesn’t choke the outline of the instep. The stuffing prevents the laces from bunching and causing hot spots.

The padded collar holds the sides of the foot in place, preventing wobbling and mechanical displacement. It also averts accidental shoe removals.

A pull tab is stitched onto the rear part of the collar. Runners can use this fabric loop to widen the opening of the upper and facilitate the foot into, or out of, the interior chamber.

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