Scott Genius MX Boot - Features
The Genius MX Boot provides unparalleled protection, performance, and comfort by utilizing unique materials, a revolutionary pivot system, and forward thinking design. One of the unique features of the Genius boot is that virtually all parts are replaceable.
The Genius MX Boot is constructed of injection molded pieces of Hytrel and Polyurethane. Both of these materials are characterized by their durability and impact resistance Using these materials in the construction allows the Genius MX Boot to protect the lower leg and foot to a level unreachable by its leather counterparts.
The Revolutionary protection and performance of the Genius MX boot is made possible by the use of DuPont Hytrel in its molded parts. This polyurethane thermoplastic has the characteristics of both rubber and engineered plastics.
Scott Pivot System
- Excellent Fatigue Resistance: Hytrel retains its resistance to deformation even after being flexed thousands of times
- Outstanding Damping Properties: Hytrel has exceptional energy dispersal qualities, softening hard impacts. Chemical resistance: Genius MX Boots are resistant to most chemicals used in the maintenance and cleaning of offroad motorcycles
- High Impact strength: The strength of Hytrel translates into near bulletproof protection
- Stability: Hytrel retains its flexibility over a wide temperature range, 32°F to 90°F (0°C to 30°C)
Combining strength and flex, the ingenious Scott pivot system allows the boot to flex while retaining its solid construction. The hinge design compliments the polymer materials, resolving the performance/protection paradox. A boot must provide movement and flex while maintaining solid protection and support. Until now, one one factor had to be sacrificed in order to address the other. The Genius MX Boot allows movement without compromising rigidity and strength. The hinge design and Hytrel material allows the necessary foot articulation required by a rider, while simultaneously limiting ankle motion. Under excessive loads the Genius limits flex, discouraging fractures and ligament strains. This feature also eliminates the need for buckle over tightening, which is common with softer, leather boots. The unique construction and hinge feature reduce unwanted pressure points.
Weight was a key concern for the Scott design team while designing the Genius. They vigilantly strived to deliver outstanding protection while maintaining a desirable weight. They succeeded in their goal by keeping the weight to an amazing 4.3 lbs. (1950 grams), which is lighter than many industry leading boots.
Traditional motocross boots have a very short performance life span. Leather construction loses its integrity with continuous use and exposure to the elements (i.e.moisture, chemicals, temperatures). The Hytrel construction of the Genius Boot will withstand all the rigors of hard riding without losing integrity. The Genius will remain sturdy lap after lap, month after month, year after year.
The genius Boot is ride ready. No break in period is necessary. The intensive research and development allow the boot to fit each individual comfortably. Only some bootie and strap adjustments are required before twisting the throttle.
The Genius MX Boot is so innovative and groundbreaking, that is has been awarded three worldwide patents for the Scott pivot system, the brake transfer pad, and the sure feel shifter pad.
An external pad constructed of Hytrel polyurethane is positioned on the shifting area of the top of the boot. The pad transfers shifter lever pressure through ridges on the interior of the boot, allowing the rider to feel the shifter without compromising protection of the foot.
The internal bootie of the Genis MX Boot features a custom insole, adjustable fitting pads, and a thermo-shaped tongue. An external rubber outsole forms around the base of the footpad, increasing durability and reducing movement inside the outer boot.
The mid-sole features a pad molded from specially formulated polyurethane for improved shock damping and optimal connection to the bike.