Bontrager's Evoke MTB Shoes help you put the power to the pedals. These shoes are light and efficient for on-the-bike power, but have a roomier toe box and softer footbed for off-the-bike comfort and hiking ability. The Evoke shoes also feature breathable inForm uppers with three secure Velcro straps for dialing in the perfect fit. And, you get molded heel cups for additional comfort and support.
Bought these as longer-milage alternative to some older PI X-Alps. Generally they seem well built and fit very nicely. I have only two rides (55 total miles) and have noticed a pressure point on the top of my feet (under the middle strap) but that may be a break-in or adjustment issue. Don't know how well they ventilate yet (cold weather issue) but they're comfortable so far. The sole is a little stiff for walking very far (not as much a hiker-biker as the X-Alp) but that's not what I bought them for.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend