You depend on your shoes to be comfortable, stiff, and durable, but aren't really interested in sacrificing a week's paycheck for them, which is where Mavic's Ksyrium Elite Women's Shoes come in. It provides a comfortable and efficient pedaling platform that's perfect for long tours and training rides and won't cost an arm and two legs. Mavic designed the upper with synthetic fabric and ventilated mesh to keep your feet cool, and it included an Ergo Fit 3D OrthoLite footbed to support your feet during long days in the saddle. The fit of the Ksyrium is top notch, too. It employs the same EndoFit wrap around tongue as Mavic's fanciest models, and it incorporates a ratcheting top strap to secure the shoe around the top of your foot. Two lower hook and loop straps provide infinite adjustment around the lower half, pressing your foot snugly into the stiff and low profile Energy Comp Carbon outsole, giving you great power along with loads of comfort so you can handle climbs, descents, and flats without any more effort than necessary.