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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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: 9.5oz
Women: 8.8oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that he Scott Kinabalu RC was one of the best running shoes they have ever purchased.
  • Several reviewers agreed that this shoe was suitably lightweight and durable.
  • This shoe was not only ideal for trail running, but also for long walks, according to a buyer.
  • A good number of testers were pleased with the shoe’s new foam cushioning.
  • According to some reviewers, the shoe was optimized for trail running activities.
  • Few consumers commented that the shoe performed better when compared to previous models.
  • One of the buyers said that the shoe worked superbly on wet surfaces.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to some runners, the shoe was expensive.
  • Some testers mentioned that they had issues with the outsole durability.
  • Few testers commented that the shoe does not have a breathable upper.

Bottom line

A good number of testers agreed that the Scott Kinabalu RC was a durable and lightweight option for trail running. They were pleased with its performance and responsiveness. Some runners also mentioned that the updated foam cushioning was great. Although there were testers who commented that the shoe didn’t have an affordable price, some reviewers still recommended it because it provided enough traction on wet and dry terrains.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 8 ratings

5 star
38%
4 star
25%
3 star
13%
2 star
0%
1 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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88 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 by RunRepeat • Shriram Nagarajan • Level 2 expert

    Scott has nailed the balance between cushioning and responsiveness extremely well. It was not too firm to put you off on the hard trails while not being too plush while compensating for the responsiveness.

  • 80 / 100 by Run Blogger • David Henry • Level 2 expert

    The Kinabalu RC has a fast, near road racing shoe-like ride but still protective enough for rocky terrain. The only downsides, I feel, are the shoe is a bit expensive for what it is (essentially a trail racing flat) and the slightly hot upper. I do feel, however, that the Kinabalu RC is one of the best light trail shoes to come out this year

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Updates to Scott Kinabalu RC

  • The Scott Kinabalu RC is a trail running shoe that features a Seamless Mesh upper. This provides enough support to the runner’s foot while also targeting a more agreeable coverage.
  • It has a Wet Traction Rubber sole that provides a good grip on all kinds of surfaces.
  • It features a Rock Plate for added protection and AeroFoam for cushioning and springiness to the steps.

Scott Kinabalu RC size and fit

The Scott Kinabalu RC has a standard running who length when it comes to sizing. This is best for runners who prefer a durable shoe that does not compromise its weight. The available width for the men’s version is D – Medium; the women’s version has a width of B – Medium.

Outsole

The Scot Kinabalu RC has Wet Traction Rubber. It is a high-abrasion and lightweight compound that is important in providing versatile traction. This kind of sole adds enough grip on the surfaces, especially on wet ground.

It has a Rock Protection Plate. This adds protection to the runner’s foot against debris-filled, and rocky, surfaces. It is designed to withstand any abrasive elements that are found on the trails.

Midsole

The Scott Kinabalu RC has an injected midsole which has better rebound properties. This is called AeroFoam Infinity. This is combined with a wear-resistant compound and lightweight material that provides plush cushioning and added durability. This cushioning is designed to last longer even after several miles of running activities.

The midsole of this shoe also has the eRide rocker shape which creates a smoother transition through the gait cycle. This converts impact energy to forward-motion and is important in promoting a more efficient and faster running style.

It has Racing Insoles that are designed to be breathable and lightweight. This enhances the overall comfort of the Scott Kinabalu RC. The insoles match the natural contour of the runner’s foot.

Upper

The Scott Kinabalu RC has the Closed Mesh material and a no-sew construction, which offer proper breathability while keeping debris and other hazardous materials out of the shoe. It uses a one-piece design that provides added protection and support.

It has seamless overlays that keep the upper area free from friction or irritation.

It has a Race Specific Tongue which allows a more secure fit. This is well-padded to protect the runner’s foot from pressure points. This is significant in maintaining a cool and dry feel.

It has an RC Last that is designed for a quicker and faster running pace. This race-specific last represents the anatomical form of the runner’s foot to promote proper and snug fit.