Shimano SH-XC30 Mountain Shoe
The XC30 shoe is a great choice for the new mountain biker who needs a roomier toe box to accommodate wide feet. A durable and lightweight rubber tread provides excellent traction and walking comfort. The XC30 is a well-priced shoe that offers everything for the entry-level rider.
I've recently gotten a bit more serious about mountain biking and decided to go the clipless pedals route. I love these shoes and my clipless pedals! Mind you, this review is coming from a noob but they feel great and perform great too. It took awhile to situate the cleats where they feel best but now I can't imagine not going clipless. The straps are easy to adjust on the fly and are really sturdy. They look pretty good too. I was recommended to buy Shimano "hook and loop" shoes by a veteran mountain biker and I am not disappointed. He told me he's had similar shoes for years and they are still holding up well. Very happy with my purchase!