Allen M.wrote a review of Shimano SH-ME7 Cycling Shoe - Men's on June 7, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
UPDATE- The version I had of this shoe was a limited version 1.5. I contacted Shimano who said there were issues. They replaced them with brand new version and the problem is gone. Shimano has the BEST service I've encountered for end customers. They also replaced on prior occasion some pedals which had an issue. I'm very impressed with Shimano service.
This was my 2nd pair of this shoe. Shimano changed the design on this version for the worst. The area under the cleat creates an intensely painful hotspot. Unfortunately, Backcountry can't do anything past 30 days use. For something as important long-ride, long-term comfort as shoes, you'd be safer buying from REI as their satisfaction policy doesn't have a time limit. Sorry BC, love you guys but I'm not happy with your policy on this one.