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Gear Review

3 5

Might work as a road shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

-The size seems good. I bought a half size up and that's about how they fit, which is good because I wanted room for extra socks.
-They are a PITA to get on. You have to open the Velcro, unzip them under the Velcro and then get your foot into an inner shoe. I'm sure I'll get use to it but it could be better.
-The 2 bolt cleats are not below flush like most mountain biking shoes. So even though they are 2 bolt cleat compatible they aren't really made for it.
- My biggest gripe - The tread is a road shoe tread with NOTHING to grip in snow. No lugs. These are not boots, they are insulated road shoes.
I ended up returning these and buying the Ergo Grip Shoes from Backcountry which are almost identical but in a mountain style. I wish I had seen them first. The RD shoe would be good for road use with no snow but if you have mountain cleats you should get the Ergo Grips. (or course I haven't seen those yet.)