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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 13.8ozWomen: 12.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 21mmWomen: 21mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Release dateJan 2018
Updates to Scott Kinabalu Power GTX
- 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.
Scott Kinabalu Power GTX size and fit
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.