We think you shouldn't have to spend a ton of dough to get top level performance. Shimano happens to agree with us. The Shimano XC30 mountain bike shoe is a tough, versatile MTB shoe that can do everything from touring to commuting to crushing some brutal singletrack. They have a stiff, lightweight fiberglass reinforced polyamide sole that gives you optimal power transfer with minimal flex, the toe box is nice and wide with a tough reinforced end cap to keep your toes protected, and the three hook-and-loop straps are easy to adjust on the road and provide a secure, comfortable fit. When it comes to getting a killer value on some amazing performance, you can' do too much better than the XC30.
Fiberglass reinforced polyamide sole is stiff and lightweight for optimal power transfer
Rubber outsole lugs have an aggressive tread that can handle even the sloppiest terrain
Volume Plus last gives you a roomier toe box, but a normal fit through the rest of the shoe so you don't bash up your toes while riding
Synthetic and mesh upper are tough and stretch resistant yet breathable
Reinforced toe box provides an extra layer of armor to protect your toes
Shimano XC30 Off-Road Sport Mountain Shoes
Synthetic, mesh upper; fiberglass reinforced polyamide sole