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Shimano ME7
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $199.99 at Amazon
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$300.00 at Competitive Cyclist
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$180 List$120 List$139.93 at REI
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Pros Lightweight, comfortable, stiff, great power transfer, vibram soles, customizable insolesVery lightweight, stiff carbon soles, Boa closures, well ventilatedLightweight, comfortable, versatile, Boa closures, styling, reasonable priceLightweight, comfortable, stiff, good foot protection, rubber soles, affordableGrippy rubber soles, good foot protection, comfortable, great power transfer
Cons No on-the-fly adjustments, limited foot protection, expensiveExpensive, not good for walking, minimal foot protectionRoomy toe-box, slip-not rubber could be more grippyNo on the fly adjustments, narrower fitPotential durability issues
Bottom Line The Empire VR90 is the lightest, stiffest, and most comfortable shoe in our test and the winner of our Editors' Choice award.The Shimano S-Phyre XC9 is an ultra high performance XC race shoe that offers incredible power transfer and all day comfort.Our Top Pick for Enduro Racers, the 2FO Cliplite is a unique looking shoe packed with performance and features from one of the biggest brands in the bike industry.Inexpensive and lightweight, the 2FO Cliplite Lace is a top performer and the winner of our Best Buy Award.The ME7 is a thoughtfully designed, versatile, and high performance all mountain and enduro shoe.
Ratings by Category Empire VR90 S-Phyre XC9 2FO Cliplite 2FO ClipLite Lace Shimano ME7
Power Transfer - 30%
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Comfort - 20%
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Traction Walkability - 20%
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Weight - 15%
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Durability - 15%
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Specs Empire VR90 S-Phyre XC9 2FO Cliplite 2FO ClipLite Lace Shimano ME7
Closure Laces Dual Boa IP1 2 Boa S2-Snap dials, velcro strap over the forefoot Lace Speed lace system and upper ratchet strap, Large velcro panel over laces
Measured Weight (g) 338g 359g 426g 387g 425g
Upper Material Microfiber Teijin synthetic leather Thermobonded upper Thermobonded upper Synthetic
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