Make the most of the trails with Bontrager's RL Mountain Shoes. They boast Bontrager's Bronze series carbon soles that provide tons of power transfer plus enough flex for hiking and walking. Complementing the great soles are Bontrager's ergonomic inForm footbeds, breathable inForm uppers, no-slip heels, and tongues that extend all the way to the toes for a custom fit. You'll also love the ratcheting buckles and Velcro strap closures, as well as the aggressive treads, which offer serious traction in the dirt and mud.
I bought some of these at a thrift store (what a steal) and they are super nice - the ratchet does not auto-loosen like my old mtb shoes. Fit is wierd, I usually wear a 40 and these ones are 41.5 and fit great. The buckle is VERY frail, it takes nothing to break them off- flimsy and poor design. Looking for another compatible buckle that will withstand normal mtb use.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
After cycling for thirty years with running shoes and toe clips, I decided to try clipless pedals and this pair of cycling shoes. The result...unbelievable comfort and safety. Evenly distributes pressure on foot while pedaling to eliminate pain in toe and ball of foot (common experience with my running shoes and toe clip combination). Very light and sturdy shoes with excellent ventilation.
I am normally a size 7 in New Balance runners, and was a size 38 in these Bontrager cycling shoes. Use caution while walking around...I found them a bit slippery even on flat surfaces.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend