Words by Katherine Moore
Let’s face it, finding the right road shoes for you can be a nightmare. With different foot widths, lengths, shapes and sizes that don’t all seem to tally up, it sometimes takes a few different pairs before you have that Cinderella moment and find ‘the one’. The Scott RC women’s road shoes have been tested extensively over spring training rides, commutes and races, and here I reveal why I’ve called off the search.
Features of the Scott RC Shoes
Let’s consider the fit and comfort of the Scott RC shoes first. After all, you could have the most technologically advanced shoes in the world, but without being comfortable, you’re unlikely to enjoy the ride.
The ‘personal anatomic fit’ Scott claim in the RC road shoes is achieved using a number of different technologies. Most noticeable is the Boa Closure System, now widely employed by a number of shoe manufacturers in the higher end of their ranges. Two IP-1 dials secure and control the constriction of the strong wire lacing which crosses over the top of the foot, allowing you to find a precise fit for your unique foot shape. These new generation dials allow you to fine tune your fit whilst in the saddle, as these can now click either way to loosen or tighten incrementally. Unlike some other fastenings such as Velcro straps, there seems to be no movement or give once secured correctly, allowing maximum power to be transferred through to your pedals.