Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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
    Use

    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
    Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.8oz
    Women: 8.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 2mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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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

Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 18 expert reviews

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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.