words/images Judith Ecochard
|Stability Training Shoe-good for high mileage training.Upper w/ ErgoLogic Fit -asymmetrical cut and medial reinforcement for comfort and support.11mm drop.|
We were excited to see SCOTT making itself known in the Endurance Zone at the most recent Outdoor Retailer show...as we had a first wave of their running flats with a velcro tabbed heel hinge mechanism---which our teammates joked (kinda) would shave off 20 secs in a T2 Triathlon transition.
|MK4 Performance kicker-lightweight eFit construction , carbon fiber mid-foot shank-efficient foot function---8mm drop|
There is a lot of new to us running and bike shoes...and a line of techy apparel that we didn't even know existed---a true four seasons brand---with a huge skisports division too...as the company was founded by Ed Scott an engineer/ski racer from Sun Valley, Idaho.
First up was the running shoes-crafted with an 'efficient' natural gait-which of course varies...for serious racers, trail and recreational users.
|Aimed at triathletes-with a newly engineered heel entry mechanism-this a female specific last 8mm drop with drain holes.|
|the new heel hinge....|
---eRide with a unique rocker shape -a unique heel shape that encourages a roll forward that takes impact energy into forward motion...paired with-in some models-eRide Flow hat features the strategic placement of outsole materials engineered for an efficient stride...
|A trail runner-women's with specific female last|
|Kinabalu outsole-w/rubber traction outsole that works in wet conditions|
|Grip 2 lightweight breathable upper---men's + women's|
|high traction rubber Grip 2 outsole-great steep rocky terrain|
|insole slips out that can be flipped around-depending|
|Pre Race and Recovery Shoe---Scott Renew-actually this model has a injected EVA mid and outsole w/lightweight rubber inserts. Easy slip-on off...with unique two sided insole that has a pre-massaging and post race relaxing settings.|
|Bike Road shoes-with dial -in Boa lacing system and adjustable insoles for a great fit --- under $150 too. Impressive. Microfiber and mesh upper/outsole nylon glass fiber mix we were told lightweight too.|
Functional performance fabrics, smart designs for athletes and lifestyle pursuits, we saw a smidgen of the complete line.
|Vikos-lightest 3 layer bomber, wind/waterproof with fully taped seams , fixed adjustable hood-for women. Scoot makes trailpacks too|
|windbreakers water and wind resistant-men's and women's elastic and reflective sleeve and bottom hem|
|Quick drying, UV protection 50+|
|great design cut for hiking/cycling-won't ride up|