My favorite new shoe is the Shimano M181. It doesn't have a carbon sole like the more expensive 225, but it is stiff. It feels OK when doing hike-a-bike ( I single speed too). The price is reasonable and I love ratchet shoes. Durable looking around the toes, well ventilated, and a rubber sole so you won't be doing the "Sidi slide" on wet rocks. No regrets.ionsmuse said:Looking for advice on cycling shoes (joining the 20th century, finally). I want something tough, preferabley not $250, that blends decent peddling efficiency with the ability to hike well. The "endurance" aspect of my riding is that I always seem to end up walking a lot...(singlespeeding gives me an excuse for this).
All opinions appreciated by this clueless one.