Scarpa Neutron 2 GTX
320g (women’s 6.5)
Designed for alpine-style trail runs and sky marathons, the Neutron 2 feels much more at home on rocky paths compared to muddy, twisty single-track due to its reasonably wide forefoot, designed to give more comfort on longer runs. The Vibram sole means you get a decent level of grip on wet rock and the overall feel on technical loose rock is one of confidence. The most expensive, and the heaviest, shoe on test, the Neutron 2 has a smooth, decently cushioned ride. The 6mm drop, while giving a good feel for the ground, also gives quite a flat ride with limited bounce. Flexibility on steep uphills is still good.
Verdict: Good comfort and protection on rocky trails.