Just an excellent shoe that ticks all the boxes for those who want a Mountain Bike shoe. It is not for the whippet XC set, although it will do the job. This is a robust and well made Trail shoe that pedals well, gives great adhesion, especially on cage or trail pedals and has actually got style. As usual from Shimano it is very well made and has some good protection points that the more expensive versions do not have. Weight is the same or less than the other Trail/Street type shoes out there. Best of all is the price.