Bontrager's SSR Mountain Shoes are perfect for touring, commuting or anybody that needs a shoe with a good balance of stiffness for pedaling efficiency and walkability. You get a rubber outsole with great traction and SPD compatibility. The street-smart, lace-up design lets them blend in while in town, and the single Velcro strap customizes the fit and keeps your laces out of the way. Ride to work or downtown, wear them to the office or on errands, any way you choose, they're comfortable, stylish and durable.
The area where the SPD is attached was hard to remove. You have to cut it and then pry it off since it is glued down.Then after a year the area where the SPD clip is attached is horizontally cracking. ON the right shoe it is cracked across the top in line with the holes for the allen screws.on the left shoe it is cracked below the clip in the solid section. I can only assume this is from walking in them from car to gym. I mostly used these at the gym for spin class for 3 months. I did not walk much in them nor did they get much use. So I am surprised this area is cracking. The tread looks like new. They are not very comfortable. A bit narrow if you have a wider foot and I can not seem to get them tight enough for walking as they want to slip a little. ON the bike it is fine.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
These are my first biking shoes. Was unsure about their use after using toe clips for awhile. They work quite well and am getting use to unclipping at the right time. I like the lace up as opposed to all velcroe closure. They feel more like my running or tennis shoes. The width is just a little wide but I have a very narrow (B) width. Since I dont walk far in them the width is no problem. Overall I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend