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Base model: Scott Kinabalu Power
Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 13.8oz | Women: 12.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Technology: Gore-Tex
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 29mm
Forefoot height: Men: 21mm | Women: 21mm
Release date: Jan 2018
Brand: Scott
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $160
Colorways: Red
Small True to size Large
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  • While already powerful in itself, the Scott Kinabalu Power takes it further up a notch by releasing the Kinabalu Power GTX – a trail-running shoe that offers an enhanced performance, thanks to its Gore-Tex® waterproofing membrane.
  • The no-sew breathable mesh upper assures a well-ventilated foot chamber to keep the runner comfortable during the activity. Because it is waterproof, the dryness now goes both ways: within the shoe, as the mesh prevents sweat and moisture buildup; and outside, as the impervious coverage keeps water and mud away.
  • An AeroFoam+ midsole gives the shoe a lightweight and comfortable cushioning. Its protective and robust platform ensures a hassle-free ride even on the most technical terrains. The outsole is made of the brand’s Wet Traction Rubber, a light yet highly-abrasive material.

Like its base shoe, the Scott Kinabalu Power GTX has a relatively small midfoot and heel structure that is ideal for runners with low to medium foot volumes. It is available in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women, and wearers should expect the Kinabalu Power GTX to fit true-to-size.

The outsole of the Scott Kinabalu Power GTX is built with the Wet Traction Rubber, a lightweight material that provides traction and underfoot coverage necessary for trail running. The composition of the Wet Traction Rubber gives it a high-abrasion quality.

A set of triangular lugs allow the outsole to deliver an optimal amount of traction, protection, and control. The lugs also encourage forward propulsion, which makes the transition phase quicker and more efficient.

Beneath the outsole is a rock protection plate in the midfoot area. This feature is intended to push debris away from the shoe, as well as protect the foot from harmful elements.

The midsole is comprised of the brand’s AeroFoam+ material, which brings a lightweight cushioning that feels like Styrofoam™. The AeroFoam+ has been designed to be soft yet durable enough to handle trail conditions.

The structure of the midsole utilizes the eRide geometry. This is a style that helps the foot to roll forward during the strike. With eRide, a more natural run is encouraged, and the energy from footstrike is better utilized.

A no-sew mesh built via a seamless construction makes up the upper of the Scott Kinabalu Power GTX. The material ensures optimal airflow and a healthy in-shoe environment. Because the upper is not stitched to the rest of the shoe, the fit is more comfortable and snugger, as it wraps the foot better compared to sewn uppers.

The mesh is enclosed with a Gore-Tex® membrane, a waterproofing material with a unique capability of keeping water out of the shoe while maintaining the breathability of the upper.

The shoe’s External Stability Cage offers an integrated support element to ensure the foot stays in place while running. It also maintains the shoe’s structural integrity.

A form-fitting tongue gives the upper an added level of security as it efficiently wraps around the top of the foot for a snug and precise fit. This detail, along with the collar, is padded, so that the skin stays comfortable and free from irritation even when no sock is worn.


Jens Jakob Andersen

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