Wade B.wrote a review of Scott MTB SHR-ALP RS Shoes - Men's on July 5, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I bought these as a back up to the more XC/rigid Scott MTB premium shoes for trips to Moab/Fruita and technical places where you are likely to have to walk. At first, the flexibility turned me off a bit since I am used to XC style footwear, so they sat in my bag until i forgot my "regular" shoes one day. After a long ride I can say the toe flex is not really an issue, although it is noticeable on longer rides. Part of that is due to using a fairly small pedal (Crank Bros Candy) and part just because I am used to carbon soled race shoes. I do like the shoe very much though, and could be my only/go to shoe if i were to switch to the Crank Brothers mallet E, which would provide more platform and less "reverse flex". The one thing that I don't really get is the higher medial side which I guess is ostensibly for ankle protection? Guess I am not rad enough to need it, and while it is not noticeable when riding, it seems to not add anything either.