Who should buy the Scott Palani Trainer

  • A solid choice for marathoners and ultra runners (with neutral pronation) who want comfortable and responsive road running shoe.
  • For long-distance runners who are looking for a reliable training shoe that offers great value for their money.

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Solid traction on various surfaces

Rubber makes up most of the Scott Palani Trainer’s outsole unit. It covers the foam platform and shields it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

Scott Palani Trainer traction

It has patterns that help in bringing traction over the surfaces. The performance of the outsole is comparable to the Salomon Sense Ride 2.

Palani Trainer provides springy cushioning

The AeroFoam+ is a full-length material that serves as the primary cushioning system of the Scott Palani Trainer. It provides a springy underfoot feel while ensuring shock absorption. It doesn’t wear off or sag easily because it’s designed to last long.

Scott Palani Trainer springy

A cushioned insole is placed right above the full-length foam. Its purpose is to provide additional cushioning for the underfoot. It can be removed or replaced with a custom orthotic insert.

Ensures cool and dry environment

A breathable mesh makes up most of the Scott Palani Trainer’s upper unit. It allows air to seamlessly enter the foot-chamber, thereby ensuring a cool and dry environment for the wearer’s foot.

Scott Palani Trainer breathable mesh

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the façade of this running shoe. They’re not very intrusive in amount as they only cover the critical sections like the front, the heel, and the instep. The goal of these add-ons is to reinforce the upper unit and to provide a secure coverage.

Scott Palani Trainer is a breathable shoe

A traditional lacing system brings an easy-to-customize adjustment of the fit. Heel security can be heightened because there are two extra eyelets on the front part of the collar. Looping the shoelaces through them would cause the back part of the collar to follow the tightening or loosening of the fit.

Scott Palani Trainer padded tongue and collar

The tongue and collar are padded; they hold the foot in place and prevent it from wobbling during the running sessions or exiting the shoe accidentally. The interior lining is made up of breathable fabrics. They make sure to maintain a dry and airy in-shoe experience.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.9oz / Women 9.2oz
Drop: 11mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Scott Palani
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 30mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.