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.

  • 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
    $180
  • Weight
    Men: 12oz
    Women: 10.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 21mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Scott Supertrac Ultra RC

  • The Scott Supertrac Ultra RC is a member of the global roster of trail running shoes. This product is optimized for ultramarathons as it’s configured with a highly aggressive outsole and a barrier-like façade that heightens durability. The signature two-color scheme that’s evident in many of Scott Sports’ products is present in this shoe, as well.
  • AeroFoam+ servers as this shoe’s midsole. This lightweight yet sturdy compound carries the foot through the gait cycle, aiming for pure comfort and responsiveness. The All-Terrain Traction design philosophy of the external pad brings traction, surface steadiness, and mud-clearing capacities into a cohesive whole.

Scott Supertrac Ultra RC size and fit

The standard sizing schemes were used in the making of the Scott Supertrac Ultra RC. Full and half-sizes are available for this shoe. Runners are encouraged to purchase a pair in the sizing schemes to which they’re most accustomed.

When it comes to width, the variants are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. It accommodates those whose feet have medium-to-low volumes.

Outsole

The outsole unit of this running shoe uses a full-length rubber compound. This layer is tasked with protecting the foam midsole form the debilitating effects of surface contact and continued use. It also provides traction just like the Salomon Speedcross 5.

The All-Terrain Traction is an outsole configuration that involves aggressive yet well-spaced gripping lugs, as well as bonus plinths on the perimeters. These elements work together to ensure high-quality surface grip and balance. The generous spacing between each lug is for the natural sloughing off of mud.

Midsole

AeroFoam+ serves as the midsole unit of the Scott Supertrac Ultra RC. It is a variant of ethylene vinyl acetate. It has a lightweight and flexible construction which allows runners who barely feel the platform underneath the foot. It also has a durable build as it is able to retain its form even after many runs.

eRide is a rocker shape that fundamentally leads the foot smoothly through the gait cycle. Heel strikers can benefit from this curved design as it encourages a smooth landing while midfoot strikers can quickly adapt to the crest of the convex shape (which is right at the middle part of the platform).

The RC Insole is an insert that gives a bit of oomph to the underfoot experience. Its thin profile doesn’t hinder the flexibility of the midsole. Also, it can be removed or replaced with a new one if the runner chooses to do so.

Upper

The schoeller®-dynamic is a fabric that is licensed for the Scott Supertrac Ultra RC. This material has been touted to be highly durable yet also breathable and water-repellent. Its versatility also extends to its capacity to stretch and follow the shape and motion of the human foot as it goes through the gait cycle.

A generous helping of synthetic print surrounds the bottom part of the upper. This layer is meant to act as a wall that protects against rough surfaces and elements such as trail debris. It also aims to heighten the visual aspect of the shoe as it has a spiky outline and a bright color scheme that contrasts the primary textile.

A traditional lacing system is used for this running shoe. Flat laces zigzag across the instep, looping through discreet eyelets that are reinforced by printed overlays. This fit-adjustment scheme tightens and loosens the coverage to suit the preference of the wearer.

The lightly padded tongue and collar support the instep, the ankles, and the Achilles tendon. These parts of the façade are also meant to avert accidental shoe removals.

A lace anchor prevents the tongue unit from sliding to the side of the shoe and causing discomfort to the foot.

A fabric loop is stitched onto the back of the shoe. This pull-tab mechanism assists the runner when it comes to putting on and taking off the shoe by widening the opening and facilitating the push-and-pull movement of the donning-and-removal process.


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