I’ve owned these shoes since 2011 and still using them in 2018 (with some hacks to stop them falling apart). I know I should replace these shoes but I’m only using them for commuting and they just need to do the job.
I bought them when I was mainly doing commuting and a bit of MTB out to the Surrey Hills in London. I wanted a pair of which were light and I could still walk in them. That is the problem with a lot of Road shoes as they have no grip and they have a brittle sole.
I looked on Chainreaction and I came across these which were on a good discount and came in half sizes and a wide fit. These were an absolute perfect fit. It took me quite a long time to get happy with the cleat position but this isn’t anything unusual for me.
The shoe is white with a black sole. the upper is made from a synthetic material a bit like like a felt material covered in a plastic coating. It has breathing holes in it so it’s not fully waterproof.
The tongue is thin and fixing is done with a ratchet strap mechanism and a velcro mechanism. The sole has a chunky construction with long bits of rubber down the side for protection. There are two places where you can add studs.
- Good fit
- Very durable
- Quite lightweight
- Comfortable Adjustment
- Quite Flexy
- Plastic underside of the shoe where you attach the cleat could be more durable
- The sole did come detached from the main part of the shoe after a while so the glue could be better. However it took about 4 years for this to happen
- They are not waterproof Your feet can get a bit cold in the winter
I was impressed with these shoes due to how long they have lasted. They are now old and you can’t buy this model anymore but there are other models similar. There are quite often threads on forums about which mountain bike shoes are good for people with wide feet and I would recommend these shoes.