• Terrain


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


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 7.8oz
    Women: 7.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 14mm
    Women: 14mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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81 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 65 / 100 | The Run Experience

    The stiffness, combined with the fit, really did not make for a shoe that I want to have on for very long.

  • 86 / 100 | Athletics Weekly

    There’s no mistaking it’s a race day model with most testers agreeing it would be best suited to events up to half-marathon for the majority of athletes.

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  • The Scott Palani RC is one of the reliable running shoes that’s designed for the roads. It has a close-to-the-ground midsole design to help with proprioception and natural performance. The platform is made up of a bouncy yet highly resilient foam, with rubber shielding it from surface abrasion.
  • The upper unit makes use of a no-sew mesh. This textile has visible breathing pores all over it, highlighting an interior experience that is free of stuffiness. A synthetic layer is fused with the mesh, bolstering its structure and helping with security.

The Scott Palani RC was crafted using the standard measurements. When it comes to size, runners can expect their usual preferences to work well with the available options. Widthwise, the variants are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

The outsole unit of the Scott Palani RC is comprised of a rubber layer which is tasked with protecting the rest of the platform from wear-and-tear. It is also responsible for providing grip over the asphalt. A small portion of it extends to the forefoot, acting as a bumper against potentially harmful elements.

AeroFoam INFINITY makes up the Scott Palani RC’s midsole unit. This full-length foam is meant to deliver reactive steps while maintaining its structural integrity throughout many running sessions.

eRide is a design that fundamentally curves the sole unit into a rocker shape. Such a configuration encourages a smooth and quick transition through the gait cycle.

The upper unit of the Scott Palani RC is made up of a breathable mesh that has a no-sew construction. The job of this textile is to provide a secure yet well-ventilated coverage.

Overlays are printed onto the sides, the front, and the back of this running shoe. These add-ons are meant to reinforce the façade while also ensuring the safety of the foot within the interior chamber.

The padded collar aims to cushion the ankles and heel. It also works to prevent accidental shoe removals.

A traditional lacing system is employed in this model. Semi-flat shoelaces snake across the instep; they adjust tightness or looseness of the fit. A lace-anchor prevents the thin tongue unit from deviating to the sides.