Dan C.wrote a review of Shimano SH-M088 Shoes on June 9, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Don't know what the gripe is about the looks- If I was trying to win a fashion contest I wouldn't be on a bicycle in the first place.
I wear these for both mtb and road (hey! I'm cheap, and lazy) and they perform exactly as expected for both. Word is that they fit wider in the toe box, and I believe it. I have wider feet and these feel fine.
If you can pick up a higher end shoe on the cheap, go for it. Otherwise these won't let you down and for the price you can buy 2 pair.