There's a reason why the Scott Womene's T2 Kinabalu 3. 0 Trail Running Shoe was named after a peak that has an elevation gain of over seven thousand feet. That reason being that the T2 Kinabalu was made for cruising up steep mountains and crushing the descent. From the immediate get-go you'll notice the shoe's eRide geometrical design, which curves the sole ever so slightly for a healthier position, smoother ride, more efficient energy, and to give you a natural midfoot strike. Meanwhile, the Scott Insole Concept gives the T2 Kinabalu a women-specific footbed with increased thickness and a higher wrap for narrower heels and smaller forefeet. The AeroFoam+ midsole provides longer lasting cush compared to the competition. And, because traction is paramount when navigating varied terrain, the wet traction rubber sole maintains grip on any surface, and the self-cleaning lugs ready the Kinabalu for dirty trails. Scott added a rock protection plate for outdoor protection.