It’s Footgear Friday today, as we take a look at some of the new kicks recently released by cycling shoe companies.

While we already previewed the top-of-the-line Sidi Tiger, today we’ve got looks at new cyclocross-worthy shoes from Lake, Garneau and Scott. We took a look at the new, highly-adjustable MX241 Endurance from Lake Cycling, and now have a look at one of the newer shoes from Scott.

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe looks quite similar to the Giro Empire VR90 mtb lace shoe even in terms of the black/orange laces color combination, but the Scott retails for $100 less at $199. © Cyclocross Magazine

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe looks quite similar to the Giro Empire VR90 mtb lace shoe even in terms of the black/orange laces color combination, but the Scott retails for $100 less at $199. © Cyclocross Magazine

With the MTB RC Lace shoe, Scott is going after a different look from its other shoes, and a similar look to the popular Giro Empire VR90. The new MTB RC Lace brings a unique blend of fashion, adjustability and performance that may serve riders well for gravel rides, cyclocross and mountain biking, albeit without an easy option of fit adjustments while on the bike.

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe brings a full carbon sole, optional toe spikes and a relatively minimal tread. © Cyclocross Magazine

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe brings a full carbon sole, optional toe spikes and a relatively minimal tread. © Cyclocross Magazine

The MTB RC Lace has an HMX carbon sole (Scott’s brand of carbon that it also uses in its bicycle frames), a form-fitting microfiber upper and an adjustable footbed system to help customize the fit.

Like the Lake MX241, the Scott MTB RC Lace aims to eliminate pressure points off the top of your foot, but does so with an offset lacing system that moves it off center towards your arch.

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe features offset laces that keeps pressure points off the top of your foot. © Cyclocross Magazine

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe features offset laces that keep pressure points off the top of your foot. © Cyclocross Magazine

An anti-slip material in the heel helps hold the foot in place. Inside, there is an adjustable arch support insole inside.

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe locks in your foot with anti-slip material in the heel and an adjustable arch support. © Cyclocross Magazine

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe locks in your foot with anti-slip material in the heel and an adjustable arch support. © Cyclocross Magazine

The minimalist style approach helps create a lightweight shoe with a claimed weight for a size 42 shoe of 249 grams. The MTB RC Lace from Scott is available in one color (black/matte black) and in whole sizes from 38-48 with a retail price of $199.99.

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe has a full-protected carbon sole that accepts toe spikes for the steep run-ups. Weight is around 350g for size 8.5. © Cyclocross Magazine

Scott MTB RC Lace shoe has a full-protected carbon sole that accepts toe spikes for the steep run-ups. Weight is around 350g for size 8.5. © Cyclocross Magazine

On the bottom, Scott pairs the HMX carbon sole with its X-Traction rubber outsole, its answer to Vibram rubber soles.

While from a distance it looks a lot like Giro Empire VR90 shoe, even down to the orange laces, the Scott MTB RC Lace Shoe shoe, at $199, comes in at $100 less than the list price of the Giro option.

More info: scott-sports.com