Our Review - Scott Kinabalu 2:
Updated this year the Scott Kinabalu sheds a little weight, gets a gripper outsole, a more cushioned midsole and more breathable upper. Always hugely popular the Scott Kinabalu is a great all round trail running shoe with excellent comfort, cushioning and grip suitable for a wide range of conditions.
The upper is made from durable materials and the construction also features a support cage for added support on uneven terrain. The updated air mesh upper creates a highly breathable and comfortable environment for your feet that has fed down from RC range without compromising on ground feel.
Midsole wise the new Dual Density Kinetic Foam + material provides excellent cushioning and is said to return 14% more energy for even better efficiency. The eRide design incorporates a rocker mechanism to increase running efficiency for heel, mid and forefoot runners.
The Versatile Traction outsole provides excellent grip on mixed terrain and the sticky rubber compound and lug layout means you can traverse any terrain with confidence.
We have always been impressed with Scott Trail shoes and the new version of the Kinabalu looks continue this trend.
Specifications - Scott Kinabalu 2:
- UPPER: Mesh/Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
- LOWER: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Rubber
- Heel - 29mm
- Forefoot - 21mm
- Heel to forefoot drop - 8mm
- Versatile Traction
- Full Rubber Outsole
- Dual Density Kinetic Foam
- eRIDE Midsole
- Spacer Mesh
- Women-specific Performance Footbed
- Thermoplastic Polyurethane Support Cage
- Toe Guard
- Form-fitting Tongue (locking system)
- Approx. weight - 290g