Selecting in between a super-stiff race shoe and a squishy-slipper recreational footwear means surrendering either performance or convenience, which isn't consistently a sacrifice you want to make. Shimano developed the SH-WR42 Women's Cycling Shoes to take the "or" from that equation, considering that footwears that really feel as well as pedal great shouldn't be an anomaly. If a tight carbon sole isn't really something you're interested in, the Dynalast sole of the WR42 most likely is. It's far more forgiving than carbon, but still allows you take down a lot of power. Rubber heel lugs give added padding, as well as both- as well as three-hole cleat compatibility means the WR42 will certainly deal with both roadway and also hill pedals. Space-age top materials typically aren't exactly what this footwear called for, however the difficult synthetic leather of the WR42 will not extend or tear, and is accented with net panels for enhanced breathability and also cooling. There are two hook-and-loop bands for a secure fit, and also Shimano likewise threw in a ratcheting system that cinches the top around your foot for a fit that's equivalent parts comfortable, snug, and also powerful.