Really wanted to like these
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
These shoes are not for me. I bought these for my all-arounder shoes (100 mile MTB endurance and gravel/CX) but I will be relegating them to CX when the weather is cooler and running traction is needed. I sized up as recommended but the toe box is way too narrow for my feet (only moderately-wide feet). I had heel slip issues during the hardest out-of-the-saddle efforts. The upper material feels thicker than any other mountain shoe I have owned and is much stiffer. My feet were getting hot on 80 degree days and I plan on riding in hotter than that. The lacing mech is actually Mavic brand which felt clunkier than true BOA and I don't like how it releases. Picked these up as replacements for my Shimano XC7 and I liked the Shimanos better (though still not perfect). I just ordered Garneau Copper T-Flex as a replacement for these since the road version (Course Air Lite) are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. For the money, there are much better options out there. Lake and Garneau are better quality and also are a better fit for my slightly-wide feet.