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
$145
Weight
Men: 12oz
Women: 10.9oz
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.

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

5 reasons to buy

  • The shoe provided excellent protection while on the run, according to a reviewer.
  • One user was impressed by the shoe’s durability and how it still looked like new after running a couple hundred miles with it.
  • Several users agreed that the Kinabalu Supertrac is incredibly comfortable and well-padded in the right places.
  • A lot of runners were happy with the wide toe box of the shoe.
  • One buyer praised the traction of the outsole and how it adjusted quickly after transitioning from dry to wet trail.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Many runners disliked the weight of the shoe, stating that it was a bit heavy.

Bottom line

Built to be fast and protective, the Scott Kinabalu Supertrac is fit to use for running even on the toughest terrains. Its weight might be a negative factor for some, but the cushioning and traction make up for it. This is suitable for people who are looking for a running shoe that can handle mud and a multitude of different conditions.


Rankings


Ratings

3.9 / 5 based on 14 ratings

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My Rating

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 9 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 by Northern Runner • Northern Runner • Level 4 expert

    I have confidence on the muddy tracks down by the river and the wooden edged steps because the shoe is genuinely grippy enough for you to built a bit of pace.

  • 90 / 100 by Ian Corless • Ian Corless • Level 4 expert

    It has very quickly become my ‘go to’ when heading out on my local muddy trails.

  • 100 / 100 by Sleep.Eat.Run • Jason Millward • Level 3 expert

    The Supatrac is a very capable and dependable trail shoe that gives you confidence in any condition.

  • 85 / 100 by Outdoor Kinetics • Andrew Bentley • Level 3 expert

    The Kinabalu Supatrac’s are capable, dependable and extremely versatile running shoe which go about their business with a minimum of fuss.

  • 80 / 100 by Outdoors Magic • Jon • Level 3 expert

    It looks slightly bulky and clumsy, but it’s more sensitive than you might think with a surprisingly nimble feel, but enough cushioning to take the sting out of hard surfaces.

  • 80 / 100 by Neil Bryant • Neil Bryant • Level 3 expert

    I really think this shoe could be used for anything, though it will want to pull you towards the muddy, technical and slippery stuff. That sole just needs to get stuck into some challenging terrain.

  • 87 / 100 by Paul-Jeffrey.com • Paul Jeffrey • Level 1 expert

    These really do feel like I could go anywhere in them.

  • 83 / 100 by Outside • Jamie Heywood • Level 1 expert

    I found the grip great and appreciated the extra cushioning.

  • 80 / 100 by Mountain Magazine • Mountain Magazine • Level 1 expert

    All that extra tread adds weight. Best for long, moderate distance outings.

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Updates to Scott Kinabalu Supertrac

  • The Kinabalu Supertrac introduces a new level of the technical running shoe and an innovative concept of a superior grip. It is designed to match the needs of trail-and-mountain runners in the most extreme conditions.
  • The outsole is tough and durable and works effortlessly in gripping muddy trails and rocky routes.
  • There is AeroFoam+ cushioning that provides an increased durability and great rebound.
  • The eRide platform lends a ‘big’ visual to the shoe while still looking smart and sleek. It provides a snug fit while the interior is soft and comfortable.
  • The upper aids in eliminating weak points where the shoe bends when running that usually causes rips and tears.

Scott Kinabalu Supertrac size and fit

Suitable for runners with a neutral pronation, the Kinabalu Supertrac is adequately cushioned which is the right balance between firm and soft. It is designed to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride for people with an average-to-high foot volume because of its wide toe room. The shoe fits true to size and is available in width profiles of D-medium for men and B-medium for women.

Outsole

The Kinabalu Supertrac features an outsole that is made to withstand the toughest trails, whether soft mud or technical mountain terrains. The design includes an incredible amount of traction with an aggressive tread pattern that cuts through the deepest mud trails and grips similar to a limpet.

The deep lugs provide an elevated level of traction, especially in muddy conditions. The lugs are made of a superior wet traction rubber compound, allowing it to work well on slippery rocks and roots while providing comfort and cushioning. Its chevron pattern and evenly-spaced studs are intended to clear mud from the outsole effectively, while its blade-like design encourages grip in snowy conditions.

The outsole is wide both in the forefoot and the heel to encourage foot balance, to prevent hot spots, and to remain stable despite the shoe’s stack height.

Midsole

The midsole of the Kinabalu Supertrac is turned up at the toe and heel with the use of the eRide rocker-design, which creates a stable stance to help promote a faster and more efficient running style, guaranteeing a more competent foot strike and a smoother transition. It has an energy-saving feature that is essential for long-distance running.

The eRide platform is intended to be noticeable as early as the initial wear as its unique rocker shape allows the foot to roll forward, converting impact energy into a forward motion, increasing efficiency, and reducing muscle strain. Its flat arch provides a solid surface that guides the foot through the stride while preventing energy loss from deformation.

The AeroFoam+ is an EVA-based compound that gives better cushioning and more support. Neither too rigid nor too soft, it delivers an increased durability and elasticity compared to the original AeroFoam, resulting in a better rebound.

Upper

The upper of the Kinabalu Supertrac is made of a seamless, no-sew fabric with mesh panels. The mesh is finely woven to prevent debris from entering. The overlays are from a synthetic material with a crisscross design around the midfoot for added stability.

A reinforced toe box is built to withstand serious contact with rocks and trail obstacles while providing a secure hold of the foot. It is wide enough for a comfortable toe splay, yet secure enough to keep the foot in place. The toe box is protected by a sturdy rand, which prevents injuries.

The heel collar is injection-molded, gripping the heel firmly to prevent the foot from slipping out of the shoe while running. It is also padded to prevent rubbing while wrapping the heel.

A padded tongue is also present for added comfort. It possesses a conventional non-gusseted design.

The laces are made from a thin and textured weave that keeps them tied and prevents them from coming undone. A unique Lace Locker is installed, which is a piece of elastic that runs across the laces, to keep them out of the way and prevent them from flapping while running.