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Triathlete’s Fall Running Shoe Review

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Nov 20, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Scott MK4

9.6 oz.; 7.3 oz.
$130, Scott-sports.com

Fit: This shoe offers a race-ready fit with a traditional low-volume cut that creates snugness from heel to toe. The soft, semi-gussetted tongue and exoskeletal micromesh add to the secure feeling in the mid-foot/arch area.

Feel: This shoe feels light and energetic, thanks in part to superior flexibility, a semi-soft midsole and level, low-to-the-ground construction. Our testers raved about how the fit connected the foot to the shoe, which in turn promoted a strong sense of connection to the ground.The midsole is reinforced by a carbon fiber plate, which adds a bit of stability without inhibiting the flex or adding weight.

Ride: The ride is fast, light, smooth and surprisingly stable. Those qualities combined to make it versatile enough for all types of uptempo running, including speed workouts, tempos, fartleks, and short- and long-distance racing.

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