Since you can lock-out your dual-suspension trail bike and keep up with the Lycra crowd on XC courses, you want your shoes to be able to switch between disciplines effortlessly too, and we don't blame you. Mavic agrees, and its versatile Crossride SL Elite Men's Wide Shoes are the brand's bestselling for good reason. Plus, they're available in a wide width too, so you can wear a shoe that's sized correctly for your foot shape.
Mavic trusts a traditional seamed upper construction complete with airy mesh paneling throughout to provide a mix of durability and breathability when you're on the trails. The upper is secured by an Ergo Ratchet backed up by two hook-and-loop straps to ensure you're able to achieve a secure, slim fit across the top of your foot. Securing the foot goes beyond comfort, though, as reducing slopping slippage also increases power transfer efficiency.
Addressing power transfer more directly, Mavic adds an Energy Grip Terra outsole for a firm, responsive platform on which to deliver watts to the pedals. For moments when pedaling isn't an option, the sole is finished with a Contagrip surface to provide you with grip on the days you hop off your bike to walk through a treacherous section of trail. Within the shoe, an Ergo Fit 3D insole lends cushioning and comfort underneath your foot, while reinforced caps on the ends of the shoes protect your toes from run-ins with pedals, rocks, and the ground whether you're on the race course or stepping through new lines on a trail ride.
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