Shimano's SH-ME3 packs enough features for a mid-level enduro shoe to make it appreciated half-way through a Big Mountain Enduro race or while sneaking in some choice singletrack before the sun sets. We all want shoes that coverts pedaling effort in forward momentum effectively while still comfortable clipped in to the pedals or on terra firma. The TORBAL (Torsional Balance) midsole, reinforced with glass fiber, might not be quite as stiff as its carbon brethren; however, its inclusion in a shoe of this discipline is warranted the ability to scramble off the bike is almost as valuable as pedaling efficiency. The pedal contact and toe and heel areas feature durable materials designed to withstand whatever you, your bike, or the trail can throw at it. Another nice feature is the expanded 2-hole cleat adjustment range. Shimano has expanded the fore-aft cleat adjustment window by 5-9mm, depending on size, ensuring that you can dial in the cleat position for your riding style and proper fit.The uppers feature synthetic leather which is both lighter and stronger than natural leathers. If this shoe is anything like Shimano shoes we have used in the past, we're confident that they will last until the cockroaches rule the planet. Hook-and-loop straps and low-profile buckles are easy to use and perfect for snugging up your kicks right before it's your time to shine on a timed segment.