Updates to Scott Supertrac 2.0 GTX

The Supertrac 2.0 GTX is the waterproof version of a Scott running shoe that is meant for the trails. The overall design is similar to its non-GTX cousin, save for a subtle close-weave mesh design and the Gore-Tex lettering on the lateral side. Though the same in look and function, the complete protection from water exposure that comes with this model permits heightened confidence in wet conditions.

Size and fit

The Scott Supertrac 2.0 GTX is constructed to be true to size. Many trail running shoes accommodate the typical sizing schemes because the in-shoe experience needs to be precise to better the performance when traversing uneven terrains. Still, it would be highly beneficial if this product is personally tested first before purchase or when reviews that cover the size aspect are observed; such tasks may improve the perception of being in a running shoe that’s explicitly designed for the exact runner.

When it comes to the sideways fit, the aspects that work together to deliver a snug yet welcoming wrap are the form-fitting upper and the semi-curved shape of the platform. The natural curvature of the human foot is the basis for the design. The overall look determines the step-in and long-term comfort of the wearer.

Outsole

The external pad uses a rubber that completely covers the base of the midsole unit. The purpose of this design is to shield the foam platform from possible damage due to the outdoor topography. It has a durable and grippy nature for longevity and traction, respectively.

A set of aggressive lugs that offer heightened grip are patterned across the facade of the rubber outsole. These opposite-facing arrows act like clamps that claw into the ground and deliver extra adhesion. Sureness of movement and confident traversal of the uneven terrains are the games of these elements. Aggressive outsoles are featured in many trail-optimized shoe series such as the Salomon Speedcross.

Midsole

Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the AeroFoam+, a landing force-mitigating piece that also offers in-shoe steadiness through its slightly firm build. This full-length technology is what leads the runner from the landing to the takeoff, easing the steps in the process.

The eRide platform configuration involves a slightly convex shape to nudge the foot towards a smooth and quick-paced gait. Instability isn’t a problem because the curve of this non-prominent design is merely relegated to the front and back of the shoe.

Upper

The upper unit of the Scott Supertrac 2.0 GTX uses a close-weave mesh. This accouterment prevents dirt and other trail debris from entering the interior compartment. It also ensures the durability of the upper unit and its waterproof membrane.

Gore-Tex® is a waterproof membrane that contours the outline of the upper unit. This layer offers full protection from water infiltration, yet it has micro-pores that permit environmental air to enter the foot-chamber and maintain a cool and dry wrap.

Printed overlays bolster the structure of the silhouette. They also help the traditional lacing system when it comes to delivering a customized hug.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 360g / Women 320g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Scott Supertrac 2.0
Forefoot height: 21mm
Heel height: 29mm

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