Team Athlete and shoe Nerd Harvey takes you through his thoughts on the All new Scott Supertrac Speed RC.
Opening a box of shoes for the first time is exciting for me. Even if you know what they will look like. The new Scott fell shoe is no different. They are topped with a super light Rip Stop Cordura upper, sandwiched in is a thin layer of cushioning and finished with a new aggressive looking outsole.
Slipping them on its pretty clear they are made for speed. You can barley tell they are even on your feet. In the first few protos this resulted in a drop in durability, however, in the production models they look to have got it nailed, and kept it stripped back. The cushioning is minimal, this has the upside of offering great ground feel, the downside, if you happen across harder packed trails you start to know about it. Now the outsole, using a new pattern designed for better traction in soft ground. At first look they appear to be on the small side but once you get running in them this is not the case.
In the first few runs I was blown away by just how well they gripped. In the ice, mud and even on rock I seemed to be able to put my foot down and it not shift.
On top of the grip of the shoe the biggest thing you notice is just the lack of weight, from pushing on an uphill it feels as though nothing is there hindering you and, on the flats, and down you feel practically weightless in them.
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