• 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: 9.9oz
    Women: 9.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 11mm
    Women: 11mm

    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: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
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  • Special editions
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  • The Scott Palani Trainer is a neutral running shoe that’s designed for the roads. It features a consistent design that only uses stitched overlays in select portions of the upper, doing away with the use of other weight-bearing or movement-limiting add-ons.
  • The midsole unit makes use of a full-length foam that cushions the foot and absorbs impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle. A rocker-shape geometry ensures the smoothening of the heel-to-toe transitions.

The Scott Palani Trainer features a standard running shoe length. It follows the preferences of wearers regarding the sizing scheme. The available widths are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. The semi-curved shape of this product mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.