Scott USA bring a sharp looking new line of mountain bike footwear to the 2010 season, highlighted by the top tier Team Issue shoe.
The race level shoe features the stiffest sole in the line, which is made from Scott’s proprietary HMX carbon fibre blend. The X-Traction sole, which combines three types of tread materials, is designed to maximise off-the-bike traction.
Scott also claim it provides a low stack height to best transfer power from foot to pedal. The sole includes replaceable toe spikes, and the cleat mounting hardware is also replaceable should it ever be damaged.
The Team Issue employs a nylon mesh and microfibre upper with two Velcro straps and an instep strap with adjustable micro adjust buckle. The shoe is finished with a three-piece insole that allows some adjustment to the level of arch support and the metatarsal zone.
The shoes are only available in whole sizes and run large, but narrow. We were able to step down a size-and-a-half from our normal preference. Our test sample (size 41) weighs 350g per shoe/700g per pair. The Team Issue costs US$199.99/£179.99/€199.95 and is available now.