Scott Supertrac RC Update - We’ve been stocking Scott trail running shoes since the beginning of the range and that latest and greatest shoe is one of the best we have tried – we’ve had testers for a few months and here’s a quick tour of some useful details…
RC is Scott’s race range and the new Supertrac RC is a worthy race day shoe but it's not to fragile so it a good general training shoe for shoe for trail runners of all abilities looking for lightweight grip.
First thing to mention is the build quality around the Supertrac RC – it’s well specified and impressively constructed.
Scott has put some time and effort in learning from the failings of many trail shoes and for Scott building it light does not mean making it cheaply. The Scott oozes quality materials and attention to detail.
With a 5mm drop and 22mm heel cushioning, the Supertrac RC is cushioned and will be easy to run in for the majority of runners. The 5mm drop is moderate, not extreme either way (minimal or maximal).
Scott are using more bonding on the uppers to create support and structure for the trail running shoes. It’s lighter than stitching and wears better on the trails.
The mesh is high end, very durable and relatively ‘splashproof’ but breathable for warm weather running.
The toe bumper uses several layers of bonding and is capped by front of the sole unit.
Bonding and a stiffened sub-frame offer more secure heel support and a good heel fit.
A slightly oversized midsole enhances a good level of cushioning and makes for a comfortable ride.
Lightweight lacing is held tight by bonding reinforced eyelets and webbing on the forefoot.
An wide tongue is fitted, formed and contoured to offer an enhanced fit.
Heel padding feels firm but is relatively soft and offers good padding on the trail.
The Supertrac RC offers a slightly lower heel but is higher around the ankle for good protection.
The midsole and sole units are light, simplistic but effective.
In terms of the overall sole unit, lugs of differing depths offer some good grip across a range of surfaces.
Whilst it’s clearly well equipped for mud and wet, off-road surfaces, rocky terrain, loose gravel are all well catered for with the range of lugs.
The Supertrac RC uses an effective sticky compound for grip on smooth surfaces (the local terror of wet limestone is no more!) roads and man-made surfaces.
Mid foot lugs are great for tree roots and other obstacles!
You see more specs and details on the Scott Supertrac RC trail shoe in our Scott brand section here. Alongside Scott shoes we stock a wide range of trail running gear. As an independent retailer we're free to choose the very best gear. If you need any help please just ask!