Scott has come and gone from the U.S. market several times over the past decade making their shoes suspect to quality. Their mid-level All Mountain Shoes are part of their latest offering and you might find them for as little as $95 online. It’s more likely your local bike shop will charge more.
Being an enthusiast-level shoe, these have less venting than a higher-performance one. In the heat of summer, these shoes got warm but never too hot. When I switched to my pair of racing shoes I suddenly got a thorn in my foot via one of the vents, but riding those same trails with these Scotts let me kick spiked cactus knobs like rubber balls.
On the flip side these are a great part-time shoe for the winter since they are a little warmer. Fewer vents mean they’re good in the cold and it’s always a plus to have a cheaper pair of winter shoes in the stable that don’t mind getting trashed.
They may look like a hightop but they acted more like a lowtop shoe. The main purpose of the high inside cuff is for protection, but I banged my ankles up on my chainstays more than once. I would be happy to trade those removed chunks of padding for my missing pieces of ankle.
The shoes are a bit on the heavy side, and the padding got even heavier when things got wet. But the grip from the soles was all-time, and I found traction on both wet and mossy riverbeds as well as Moab sandstone. After a summer and fall of hard riding, these boots have yet to break. The sharp edges of the shoe tread have rounded a bit, and the Velcro enclosures don’t stick as tightly as they did when they were brand new, but most riders would be able to use these for more than one season.