Cinch down and hit the trail.
Being an equal-opportunity rider, you need shoes with wide versatility to match your ambitions. The Scott Men’s MTB SHR-ALP RS Shoes deliver durability and range in an affordable package. Lay down gravelly adventure or singletrack watts with the stiff nylon and fiberglass sole as the airmesh nylon uppers keep you cool and ventilated. A high ankle guard protects you against the crankarm when you get a little too rowdy along the way, and the quick and easy BOA system releases in a cinch so you can dip your feet in the mountain lake during a snack break.
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Need that 1/2 size
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I love this shoe concept and performance. As mentioned in my comment to Joseph M. I experienced hot spots and some discomfort. I believe it is because I require a 45.5 as oppose to a 45 or 46. When I first put them on, they felt just perfect, but obviously my feet had yet to swell as they would during riding. The hot spots I experienced, I attribute to the size and from over-tightening the boa system, which I believe I got right the second time around. With it relatively loose, I was still comfortable pedaling, but had heel lift when hiking although it was not as significant as I expected. As the ride progressed, my discomfort become more and more apparent.
My inside ankles could not thank me more though. In all the technical bits, articulation during climbing and jumping they stayed protected and it was one less thing to annoy me.
After the first ride, the boa would not release smoothly. It required a lot of force. I read of someone else having the same experience, but that their replacement pair had no issues.
Overall, I think this is a great all around shoe with solid features. They just don't fit.
Great all rounder
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 160lbs
I bought these as a back up to the more XC/rigid Scott MTB premium shoes for trips to Moab/Fruita and technical places where you are likely to have to walk. At first, the flexibility turned me off a bit since I am used to XC style footwear, so they sat in my bag until i forgot my "regular" shoes one day. After a long ride I can say the toe flex is not really an issue, although it is noticeable on longer rides. Part of that is due to using a fairly small pedal (Crank Bros Candy) and part just because I am used to carbon soled race shoes. I do like the shoe very much though, and could be my only/go to shoe if i were to switch to the Crank Brothers mallet E, which would provide more platform and less "reverse flex". The one thing that I don't really get is the higher medial side which I guess is ostensibly for ankle protection? Guess I am not rad enough to need it, and while it is not noticeable when riding, it seems to not add anything either.
I little bit havier than i tought
I were a 10.5 and I have both the 10 and 11 here to decide on one to send back. Do any of the current owners of these shoes think they stretch in time? The 10's are just a on the tight side, the 11's are way to roomy for me.
Adam, they definitely stretch as you ride. Have to re tighten the boa couple of times per ride. Don't know if that REALLY answers your question abou the actual size or not, but for what it's worth...
Very little as far as stretching and I have worn these for about a year. They are comfortable and I like the higher are at the inside ankle. They seem to be breaking in nicely.
So I did exactly the same thing and decided to ride in my size 10. I experienced quite a few hot spots and ended up with some discomfort about 2 hours in. I'm telling myself at the moment it's because I had the boa too tight but felt it was necessary. I'll give them one more go at least another 1 to two hour ride. I've never experienced hot spots like this before with a mountain bike shoe so I'm a little concerned.
How does the ErgoLogic removeable insole adjust? I tried a pair on at the Backcountry showroom and could not see additional arch supports in the box (were they missing?). Does the arch support just mold to your feet? Also there's no information that I could see on the Scott website.
The only "adjustment" is that the metatarsal button is removable. It is stuck with Velcro and can be taken out...