The new Kinabalu RC 2.0 run shoe from SCOTT is designed for trail races. According to the company ‘this shoe unites the properties runners need to take on fast and rolling trails at high speed.’
SCOTT started around four years ago ‘up high in the mountains’ to design shoes to move fast over technical terrain. From this initiative, the Supertrac RC was born – billed as ‘a pure mountain running and racing shoe’.
Then the brand stayed within the same mountainous environment but focused on running at a slower pace and for much longer. From this, the Supertrac Ultra RC was created to deliver more comfort, protection and cushioning to match the needs for the ultra-running discipline.
This year, SCOTT has started with a shoe designed to make runners tackle more rolling and hard packed trails at faster speed.
‘Whether it’s on flatter terrain or for mountain running races where trails are often mixed with road, Sierre Zinal [in the Swiss Alps] being the perfect illustration of that hybrid terrain – the Kinabalu RC 2.0 was born.’
SCOTT notes that the Kinabalu RC 2.0 combines the latest knowledge in the scientific field of traction technology with innovative new midsole materials and engineered fitting solutions.
Hybrid traction is billed as SCOTT’s most advanced traction technology to date. It combines chevron cleats for straight-line power transfer with conical cleats that provide multi directional traction to support high speed cornering. This outsole is optimised for fast efficient running on trails.
The SCOTT Kinetic Foam is its most lightweight and responsive foam. It returns a claimed 14% more energy than standard EVA ‘resulting in a plush but stable and more dynamic ride’.
Internal Fit System
Using a lightweight engineered microfibre with hexagon cut outs the SCOTT Internal Fit System locks the forefoot in place to offer optimal power transfer from the foot to the ground and control when cornering.