Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

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 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 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....
Scotts has a bunch of proprietary MO's present in all selections:

 ---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
-eFit an upper construction that is a mono-sock design to secure the forefoot and mid foot cradle---with adjustability---and an eFit Asymmetric cut for stability kickers.
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.

Other unique details-the proprietary AeroFoam that Scott uses instead of an EVA foam in most of their shoes---interesting---with the claim that it's longer lasting and super lightweight (50% lighter)...which would be great cause running shoes are pricey!

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.

on right-Women's Euphorbia anorak packs down into back pocket, elastic cuff, fixed adjustable hood, Stretch Codura® Softshell-super durable. On left-men's Munia lightweight 2 way stretch fabric , stretch rip-stop, odor resistant-like the looks of plaid and solid black here- w/hidden zip stash pocket. Reverse black plaid too.  

Vikos-lightest 3 layer bomber, wind/waterproof with fully taped seams , fixed adjustable hood-for women. Scoot makes trailpacks too
Blue jacket is Men's Crusair made of Gore-Tex® Active Shell-waterproof/breathable performance-4 seasons light-with fully taped seams, fixed adjustable hood, water resistant zips, pack friendly seam-less shoulders, arm articulation for movement, anti-chafe chin guard, reflective pops, riveted cord lock for 1 hand adjustment for hood and hem, full interior wind flap, adjustable velcro cuffs, side outer pockets

windbreakers water and wind resistant-men's and women's elastic and reflective  sleeve and bottom hem
All mountain tech AMT top-minimal seams, lightweight moisture wicking shirt-w/small glued pocket w/velcro closure with AMT shorts-lazor cut holes on side for ventilation, glued from zip and waist-reduced seams, lightweight mesh inside band---for guys on the go

Quick drying, UV protection 50+

Komati (left) ripstop -light insulated w/Primaloft® Eco 60g, Isadore odor resistant 2 way stretch ripstop and plaid fabric w/ventilation eyelets, zippered hidden stash pocket, ventilation eyelets (middle), Hamahama- w'fixed adjustable hood, w/Windstopper® softshell jacket with double weave stretch panels 

Left-Cedar softshwll anorak-packs into front pocket, Hamahama hoody Windstopper® fabric w/ double weave stretch panels, fixed adjustable hood (middle)---Vikos-extended tail, fully taped seams waterproof/windproof/breathable minimalist shell good year round wear.

great design cut for hiking/cycling-won't ride up

WHAT ELSE: Casual wear and technical sunglasses with a lot of style.