Mavic Alpine XL Mtn Shoe 2014
Full on trail shoe with bomb proof construction for added durability, comfort and protection. Trail specific features including neoprene ankle cuff and Trail Grip Outsole.
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I love these things. Comfortable and the ankle cuff keeps so much debris out of shoe. My only complaint is that terrible quick lace system. I don't find them any more convenient than regular laces and they break too easy. Can never get them tight enough and the laces wear to the point the clamp doesn't hold them. I've had mine a year and they snapped on a ride. I'd love to change them out for regular laces, but the loops are too small. Mavic, please, please stop using this system. Laces, velcro, ratchets. Doesn't matter to me. Just not this system.
These shoes are very comfortable and durable. The pull-tie feature works really well. These shoes work great with my Shimano XT Trail pedals. I typically wear and 11 to an 11.5. I went with the 11.5 (Euro 46) and they fit great.
I didn't buy these from pricepoint (although I should have; could've saved $$), but they're a great product nonetheless. I've saved my ankles from a couple of thrashings with the nice protective top-half on these shoes. Also, they're much lighter than they look which is a big plus!
Right out of the box these were stiff, but they have broken in after several months to feel as if they are custom fit. The laces look delicate, but they claim to be "Kevlar," and they seem durable. I have always preferred high-tops for trail riding, and these shoes have it all. They look odd, but all the features come together for a sweet package. I wouldn't change a thing (except I wish they were army green or some other subtle color.)