Scott Kinabalu 2.0
This shoe is Highly Recommended by Glenn Tachiyama
Adam Hewey’s Review:
I ran most of my shorter distance races this year in the Scott Kinabalu. I love the weight, the rocker and the grip. The new upper (green/black) is a big plus as I destroyed the upper on my old pair (the original color). Perfect shoe for runs from 5 to 50 miles. I have a wider foot and find the shoe snug but forgiving. As a trainer, it is perfect for Northwest winter running on roads/ trails as the sole is nicely grippy without the added weight of a beefier shoe.
All the upper-issues have been resolved in the 2014 edition of the Kinabalu. If 2013’s version was a little too tight or caused some rubbing–or if you felt the mesh creasing into the top of your forefoot–have no fear: the Kinabalu 2.0 takes care of all of these issues!
I still wish Scott would give their “heel drop” a range–similar to the way Pearl Izumi does–because the 11mm drop on paper for the Kinabalu feels false. The rockered (e-ride) nature of the mid-sole makes the shoe feel similar to other shoes that claim anywhere between a 5 to 8mm “heel drop”. This midsole platform just feels great!
Customers who loved this shoe raved about it’s high cushion to weight ratio–it feels fast without minimizing the cushion.