Your aspirations don't stop when things get rough and muddy, so why should your shoes? Embracing the muddy and wet trails, hungry for dirt no matter the conditions, the Mavic XA Pro H2O GTX Shoes for men are eager to weave through tree-laced singletrack, gobble up rock gardens, and even hit the snow for a winter of fat-biking. The XA Pro H2O GTX Shoes are designed to stand up to the elements both on top and on bottom, featuring wet-traction rubber outsole to keep your footing secure when you're hiking your way up slick rock, all the while keeping you dry thanks to the upper featuring a GoreTex Membrane. Designers at Mavic built the XA Pro H2O GTX shoes to fit wide, with room to accommodate a thick winter sock, so you don't have to size up when the mercury drops and thicker layers are necessary. While keeping heat inside is necessary on the cold rides, breathability is still critical to keeping your feet dry, so the uppers utilize a combination of water-repellant synthetic leather and mesh to keep sweat moving outward while keeping water from sneaking in. The upper offers a combination of lace-up and hook-and-loop strap for closure, so you can secure your fit exactly as needed no matter your foot shape, along with ergonomic ankle design that allows for the range of motion you need for hiking and walking. Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the XA Pro H2O GTX shoes comes out when you do need to hike your bike. The outsole, which features the Energy Grip Terra+ technology that offers an index energy transfer of 40, keeps you going with the torsional rigidity you need under pedal pressure, while still allowing just a touch of flex so you can comfortably hike when needed. The outsole is hit with large, directional lugs to grip in and propel you forward when you're making your way up un-rideable faces, and utilize Contagrip Premium rubber that provides traction even when wet.