Mavic's Alpine XL shoes are built tough to take on any mountain or trail. Mavic's Trail Grip outsoles offer efficient pedaling and rubber lugs for off-bike shock absorption and traction. The tough uppers and rubber toe and heel protection means serious protection regardless of whether you're pedaling up to the top, bombing back down, or hike-a-biking across a scree field. The fit is a little higher volume than a race shoe, perfect for big-ride comfort. And clever details like the gaiter-like neoprene cuffs and quick-lace system with covers show that Mavic is paying attention to the needs of true all-mountain riders.