Scott Supertrac RC £125
RC stands for Racing Concept and this speedster excels on technical terrain. The deep lugs are spaced to shed mud, and they radiate out in a circle from under the base of the big toe, where you generate force on push-off. The seamless upper and grippy tongue smoothly lock down the foot when going full tilt. The midsole is fairly thick, but we found it rides pretty firm, so it’s suitable for heavier runners despite the low weight.