For those unfamiliar with Delaware there are no mountains here. The whole state is barely above water! I ride some gravel trails and single track at Lum's Pond State Park. I've never done any serious mountain biking. This shoe is extremely comfortable and cost effective for someone like me. I would even recommend the shoe if you commuted or ride a road bike that uses pedal the require the SPD cleat. It's nice to be able to get off the bike and walk without needing a cleat cover. The Velcro straps allow for a lot of adjustability and provide a snug fit. Not sure if Peter Sagan would recommend them but I will.!
My other Shimano (SPD) shoes have lasted me 8+ years of commuting, gravel riding, and casual city rides, so I figured I'd stick with a known quantity for new road shoes. Good choice! These are very solidly built, yet pretty lightweight, and the dual Boa dial adjustment is great for getting just the right fit. My feet are long and not super wide, so I can snug them down nicely without any bunching and get a comfortable, secure fit. Bonus points for a timeless aesthetic
I'm always apprehensive of online purchases. I was also unsure about spending that much money for these shoes. To my surprise the shoes were true to size, and extremely comfortable. I would definatly recommend these shoes to all of my friends.
got these to replace giro composite nylon/carbon shoes and am so glad i did. the dual boa dials are way better than any combination of straps and boa, and are very easy to adjust on the fly. half sizing ensured a perfect fit. easy on the eye and also easy on the wallet vis a vis perfomance. highly recommended.