When creating its SH M200 Shoes, Shimano sought to strike a balance between XC lightness and enduro aggressiveness. The SH M200 was made to trail and all mountainenduro riders the traction and protection that they need around their feet on a hard ride, while remaining responsive and quick on the pedals. Better yet, Shimano offers the shoe in Wide width, so there's no need to cram your toes into too narrow cages, spending your ride counting down the minutes until you can take them off. The SH M200 achieves a slim fit and consistent power transfer courtesy of its synthetic leather upper and carbon injected nylon sole, which earns a stiffness rating of eight out of 12 on Shimano's stiffness index. Shimano also adds its Torbal Torsional midsole to the SH M200's to allow the foot to move more naturally during descents, rather than keeping it locked in place completely, but the added flexibility doesn't impact the carbon injected sole's ability to transfer power once you're pedaling again. When you do start pedaling, a reinforced heel stabilizer helps to hold your foot in place, ensuring you don't lose any power on challenging ascents, while the shoe's asymmetrical collar protects the vulnerable inner ankles from bumps and bruises. And for the times you need to jump off your bike to navigate technical section of trail, the lugged rubber outsoles on the SH M200's will give you reliable grip until you can start pedaling again.