If you're of the opinion that the point of a trail shoe is to get the hell kicked out of it, then the Sidi women's Buvel Shoes may have your number. Instead of the carbon bedazzling and gee golly do dads of shoes designed for coffee shop preening, the women's Buvel Shoes distill Sidi's myriad off road technologies down to their purist, most effectively simple form. The women's Buvel incorporates three key features to produce a functional, durable ride: the Competition Sole, a reinforced heel cup, and the classic Sidi ratcheting buckle. The sole is made from nylon, which dampens trail chatter while ensuring efficient power transfer. The forefoot also provides some targeted flex for more comfortable walking and run ups. There are also two optional toe spike attachment points to provide additional traction when sloppy turns sloppier. The heel cup and ratcheting buckle make for a secure fit system, and the hook and loop straps and stretch resistant synthetic uppers keep the fit dialed where you want it.