This is the first Scott shoe I’ve ever tried and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised!
The Scott Trail Rocket has a 19mm heel and a 15mm forefoot – a 4mm drop.
The size 10 registered at 9.6 oz on my scale. This was surprising to me – the shoe felt like a regular trainer – something you could run a substantial number of miles in. It felt like an 11 or 12 oz shoe – but the scale doesn’t lie! Scott markets these as a racer but I think they could be used for training too!
These shoes have a great feel to them. As I stated above, they feel like a traditional trainer. They have a nice soft upper and they hug your foot just the right amount. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have a wide foot, but the Trail Rocket was able to accommodate it.
You could run any distance in these – they felt fast enough to do a 5k but also well-suited for an ultra. I haven’t raced in them but I’d say the ideal distance would be anything from a half marathon to a fifty miler. I think you’d definitely want to keep these on the trails – the reason I say that is the sole – particularly the lugs – felt like they could get a little chewed up on pavement. I actually love the design and the feel of them, I just think they would do best on trails. Finally, these shoes are a little pricey – they go for $130 on Running Warehouse and I think that’s the best price you’ll find right now (http://www.runningwarehouse.com/Scott_Trail_Rocket_Mens_Shoes_Green_Red/descpageMRS-SCTRM1.html).
– the weight is great for racing shorter distances or longer distances
– the sole will provide excellent traction on the trails
– the upper is soft and the shoe feels very comfortable
– this feels like a traditional shoe and will provide a nice transition for someone not used to racing shoes
– the price – $130 is a little pricey for me
– the appearance – quite frankly, I’m not a fan of the design
Ian Corless, of Talk Ultra, just posted a review of his own that I’ve included below: