Mavic's Crossride XL Elite Protect Shoe is everything you need from a full-on race shoe but just a touch more flexibility for comfort and practicality when not competing. On the bike it’s all about protection and performance. Performance comes from the Energy Grip Trail outsole, which provides enough stiffness for powering over tough climbs and winding up for sprints. And when the world’s flying past you in a blur, you can focus on the track ahead knowing your feet and ankles are perfectly protected by Contragrip soles with reinforced toe and heel sections plus neoprene ankle supports. For added comfort and security they've covered their quick lace system with a double Velcro strap. That way your feet are fully protected and there’s no chance of snagging any underbrush around you.