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 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.

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
$150
Weight
Men: 8.8oz
Women: 8.1oz
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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 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners appreciated the traction of the shoe coming from its aggressive lugs on the outsole.
  • Several testers mentioned that the Scott Supertrac RC was an optimally cushioned and hence the-desired-amount-of-comfortable shoe.
  • A few runners lauded the grip of the midsole which prevented sliding inside the shoe.
  • A purchaser highly appreciated the sleek and agile design of the shoe which enabled him to do extra miles without worrying about being tired.
  • A customer noticed that the shoe’s tongue unit was soft against the skin.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer felt irritation around his ankles due to the higher collar construction.
  • A user had a blister formation under the toe-off position while running in this footwear.

Bottom line

According to a number of those who have tried it, the Scott Supertrac RC offers a perfect blend of soft cushioning and enhanced responsiveness. The rugged trail shoe, with its sturdy yet flexible build and stylish looks, was generally welcomed and trusted by neutral trail runners. Owing to its performance on various challenging surfaces, it stands out from the competition.


Rankings


Ratings

3.8 / 5 based on 6 ratings

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Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 18 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 by RunRepeat • Avery Smith • Level 4 expert

    The Supertrac RC is a very versatile shoe, it is cushioned enough for longer runs, and fast enough for short races.

  • 95 / 100 by RunRepeat • Ivan Rojnica • Level 3 expert

    I have used them mostly for trekking on the local mountain, sometimes in the night, off-road/off-trail which includes mud, streams, leaves, slippery slopes, lateral slopes, wet stones, jumping over fallen trees, climbing on all fours, fighting nettles and thorns etc. The grip is fantastic and shoes are very stable in all conditions.

  • 85 / 100 by RunRepeat • Shriram Nagarajan • Level 3 expert

    The Scott Supertrac RC is built for the trail-junkie in you.

  • 70 / 100 by RunRepeat • Andrew Dillow • Level 3 expert

    While these shoes are not the fastest or lightest shoe, I was amazed that it handled the track very well.

  • 93 / 100 by RunRepeat • Gabriel Arce • Level 2 expert

    The Scott Supertrac RC is a phenomenal shoe for anyone who runs often and is looking for the perfect combination of traction and comfort.

  • 92 / 100 by Real Life Reviews • Andrew Wynn • Level 2 expert

    A seriously good multi-terrain, mountain/fell and technical trail shoe.

  • 83 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    RC stands for racing concept, and this speedster excels on technical territory.

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

    The Scott Supertrac RC has become my go to shoe for my Sunday runs, which is my main off road run of the week. They have now done about 250 miles of varying terrain. The wear is minimal, which is surprising–particularly on the studs. I have long big toes and tend to put a lot of pressure on this area of the outsole. Usually by this point there is significant wear on the studs under the big toe. On some trail/fell shoes that I have the grips have completely gone by this point. The Supertrac RC studs do show some wear but, very little.Usually there is a downside in every shoe but, I haven’t found it yet and am looking forward to wearing the Scott Supertrac RC over variety of off road terrain in 2017.

  • 85 / 100 by Ian Corless • Ian Corless • Level 4 expert

    The combination of grip, good looks, cushioning and seamless upper is going to make the RC a winner.

  • 83 / 100 by Trail Running Mag UK • Trail Running Mag UK • Level 3 expert

    A light racing shoe, performing well on wet and dry rock.

  • 85 / 100 by James Mackeddie • James Mackeddie • Level 2 expert

    I ran up/down Ben Nevis, had my best race result to date and pushed myself harder in training. Yes, I can’t credit the Supertrac RC with all of this, but I won’t use products on review for racing unless I want to.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Mark Melnykowycz • Level 2 expert

    The Scott Supertrac RC is an sleek and agile trail runner ideal for those looking for a technical shoe with good balance between cushioning and and trail grip. A moderate price makes it good choice for value and performance.

  • 97 / 100 by Trailing The Pack • Darren Smith • Level 1 expert

    Scotts Supertrac RC running shoe is THE best trail and fell shoe I have bought. From comfort, to precision and durability it ticks every box.

  • 90 / 100 by Running & Fitness Coaching • Jayson Cavill • Level 1 expert

    Lots of grip, in lots of directions, very well made and oozeing with quality, enough of a good sized lower not to feel every stone and rock underneath but not too high either to feel unstable. The fit is great and the shoe holds to the foot nicely without moving around.

  • 90 / 100 by Likeys • Likeys • Level 1 expert

    For me, these shoes feel extremely versatile and there's probably not many runs I do when these wouldn't be suitable.

  • 87 / 100 by Trail Runner • Ariella Gintzler • Level 1 expert

    Ideal for fast, technical mountain runs. The stiff midsole and minimal cushioning might be uncomfortable for longer distances.

  • 86 / 100 by Runultra • James Eacott • Level 1 expert

    For short (up to 50 miles for me), sharp, technical races - when you need constant proprioceptive feedback to manage your balance - then these are spot on. They’re light, agile, hard wearing and look incredible!

  • 80 / 100 by Debbie Martin-Consani • Debbie Martin-Consani • Level 1 expert

    If you train on hills and mountains in the UK, you’d be hard pushed to find a better multi-terrain shoe.

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Updates to Scott Supertrac RC

  • The radial lug design, along with the Wet Traction Rubber on the outsole, provides the perfect blend of traction and durability. Resultantly, the shoe performs efficiently even on muddy or wet surfaces.
  • The Aerofoam injected midsole is responsible for the much popular ‘walking on the clouds’ feel in the shoe. It ensures an optimal combination of springiness and comfort for the user during the runs.
  • For maintaining a healthy environment of ventilation and keeping the runner’s feet dry and cool throughout the ride, the Scott Supertrac RC uses the open mesh structure in the upper. The material feels silken against the skin.
  • The upper is strengthened using the synthetic overlays which increase the durability of the shoe and assist in maintaining a snug fit around the foot.
  • The Race Specific Tongue prevents the pressure points stress from causing impact forces on the runner’s foot by distributing it evenly throughout its surface and maintaining an irritant-free run.
  • The lightweight Racing Insoles are very breathable and they further improve the environment inside the shoe for the wearer by ensuring proper inflow and outflow of air.
  • The Scott Supertrac RC houses the race-specific last for a fast and efficient performance.

Scott Supertrac RC size and fit

The Scott Supertrac RC stays true to its length and width. It comes in the standard running length for men and women and the standard medium width of D for men and B for women, respectively. The shoe is most suitable for the individuals who do not have wide feet.

Outsole

The shoe utilizes the Radial Lug Design at two main focal points on the outsole: the first is beneath the forefoot region, and the other is in the heel section. The strategic design of the lugs results in the amount of traction needed for moving on the trails in various directions.

The Wet Traction Rubber, as the name implies, is a high-quality abrasion resistant rubber placed on the shoe’s outsole for the desired grip on tricky surfaces and an excellent performance on the trails.

Midsole

In its midsole, the Scott Supertrac RC utilizes the Aerofoam+ injected material. The foam material is flexible, durable and highly responsive. The Aerofoam technology provides the much sought-after ‘bouncy’ feel in the midsole and a very high energy return which keeps the runner motivated throughout the run.

The lightweight Racing Insoles are designed intelligently to further increase cushioning. It’s lightweight, so it won’t weigh down the shoe.

Upper

The shoe utilizes the ‘Open Mesh’ structure in its upper for maximum breathability and a healthy environment inside the shoe. The material feels soft against the skin and saves the user from uncomfortable chafing or rubbing of feet.

To add reinforcement to the upper, the shoe uses the seamless overlays. These layers provide additional comfort and protection to the foot.

The strategic shape of the Race Specific Tongue shields the runner’s foot from the pressure points, thereby maintaining an irritation-free and comfortably dry fit for the user throughout the run.

The race-specific RC last is designed to heighten the ergonomic fit of the shoe. Its snug design allows the underfoot platform and the upper to embrace the form of the wearer’s foot, ensuring consistency in fit and performance.