Upper Material: synthetic leather
Closure: X Strap
Sole: XC Race
Make no bones about it--the Shimano XC70 shoe is carbon soled race-ready footwear. The difference between, aside from the price, this shoe and its much more expensive sibling, the XC90, is the grade of carbon fiber. But, with a weight penalty of about ten grams a shoe, however, the XC70 is definitely not a cut-rate shoe by any measure. The XC70 starts with a scratch-resistant synthetic leather upper. Shimano built this upper with mesh panels in critical areas to allow cooling airflow to move through the shoe. Closure is handled by two asymmetric hook-and-loop straps that let you adjust your fit on the fly--even clicked into your pedals. The third strap is a micro-adjust ratcheting buckle that provides even more precise fit adjustments. The insole is thermo-moldable. That means that the interior of the shoe conforms exactly to the shape of your foot as you ride for a perfect custom fit. Shimano finished the XC70 with a stiff, efficient carbon fiber sole for optimum pedal feel and instant power transfer.
Shimano SH-XC70 Shoes - Men's - B01M220E11