Gear Review: Scott Makani II

Written on Mar 21st, 2010 by , Category Training

I recently received a pair of the new Scott Makani II lightweight trainer/racer to demo for RunWenatchee. I had a read a recent review in Running Times and was impressed. Scott is a very well known ski and bike company, and has been sellling running shoes in Europe the last few years.  Right out of the box, you can tell this shoe is light!  At 275 grams, it is one of the lightest trainers on the market and can be used easily for a distance racing shoe as well.  The core of this shoe is something called Ergologic Fit.   Ergologic Fit is a unique upper technology that uses a smooth and conforming mono-sock design in the forefoot and an overlapping heel and midfoot cradle to secure and support the foot. This design maximizes adjustability and fit for different foot shapes, and creates a smooth, comfortable feel over the instep, flex point, and toes.  My feet felt well supported, no hotspots or areas that felt pinched.  It is a light weight shoe, so those looking for an off road shoe, this may not hold up to the rigors of trail running in rocky terrain, but for smooth trails, gravel roads, pavement or the track these are an excellent shoe.  I give it 4 out of 5 stars!  To view the shoes or to buy, click here.

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