I have finally wore out my Specialized Shoes. Kinda Glad... Here is what I like about them. 1) They were comfy as long as I had the correct insert in them. 2) They were stiff enough to transfer power to the pedals. What I didn't like about them: 1) I hated the two front velcro straps 2) The one rachet strap closest to my ankle would always come loose by getting caught on rocks and branches when having to hike over stuff 3) It said the word "Specialized" on it. (trivial, I know but none the less). I'm willing to spend $100 to $250 dollars on a good pair of shoes . . . any suggestions? Thanks awesome ones!