mountain biking shoe uses an SPD cleat setup, which is reassed into the sole of the shoe. This makes for easier walking and is more practical for cross country trips. As for the second decision I wanted something the would be easy to use, something with a low learning curve. Minimally I was looking for something with dual sided entry. As I got farther along in the decision making process I was also liking the Idea of getting something with a small platform. This would be just in case I was in a situation where couldn't clip into the pedals. The third decesion was primarily just based on the astecitics of the setup. I just wanted something that I liked looking at. The fourth decision, that of price, made me look to alternative models, ebay, and numerous online bike shops.
Shimano M076 shoes. It is winter here and very cold, (I know, I know, man up right?!?). Anyways, I did install the pedals and have had several sessions on the bike stand. I don't think it is fair for me to review how easy or hard it is to get into the pedals until I am actually out on the road. I will review these in full when I get them out on the road. Until then I will keep practicing clipping in and out on my bike stand.