The Good: Comfortable, Stiff, Waterproof, Great for Trail Riding.
The Bad: You will look like a lost storm trooper wearing them.
I have for years run clipless pedals on my AM/Trail bikes and flats on m DH bike. I have always worn Sidi "road" type shoes as I liked the stiffness of the soles. On long, epic rides I more often than not find myself riding DH trails on my Specialized Enduro however and definitley don't shy away from the rough stuff. This made any hike-a-bike or foot down moments a bear and often led to some comical situations with plastic soled clipless shoes.
These make climibing/hiking a breeze and are great for the Agressive Trail/Enduro style of riding. I have been using them with my all-time favorite Time pedals and couldn't be happier. They are comfortable, durable, dry, and shed mud like a greased pig.
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