“ Sporting Gear „
If you think that people who have this shoe are maniacs or sportsmen's only - you are wrong. That type of shoe (with cleats) is the best possible solution for you, your cycling comfort and safety.
Got them for over one year now and they are still in one piece and perfect condition. I had a number of serious accidents, but thanks idea of cleating into pedals- I went through with cuts and bruises only.
Just imagine yourself commuting on a busy road and accidently someone bumps your rear wheel. Normally you would fall over or flew on his mask. Not when having them. They will hold you on bike or help to accumulate most of force. I mean not shoes itself  They won't let you leave bicycle unless you want it or force is so strong.
All things am telling you now taking from my own cycling experience so I believe that is best possible source of information's.
Once in rainy day was thinking about next day and smashed on a car which stopped without any reason. I was going about 30-35 kilometres per hour Shoes to which are attached cleats accumulated most of force but even that it did not help. Hit was so strong that uncleated and landed on roof of car and slide on a street. Next day I could not walk I had so badly stretched muscles in my legs. I do not want to think what could happen without being attached to bicycle.
Do not get me wrong that telling you all that it is only to explain you how strong, tough Polaris MR5000 are and useful. Thus after one year of seriously hard service it is enough to clean them and they look like brand new.
Sole is very stiff. Competition thread & front metal screw-in studs are for extra grip. That helps pedalling and makes your feet not getting tired so quickly. Another big plus of hard soil is - that work as kind of safety shoes when on bicycle.
When raining in normal shoes and pedals your foot can slide off, you loose a balance and land on a ground. That is just another scenario. When cycling it is even easier to do some difficult manoeuvres on or off road. Feels simply better and in control of bicycle.
When pedalling up the hill you can use one leg to push and other to pull. This way is easier. Without such a shoe it would be impossible. Same situation when have an obstacle on your way. Simply kick your heels and jump over it. It is extremely useful trick.
Vectro straps are really holding well. Newer happened to have them loose when cycling. Same with Quick release ratchets.
Microfibre & soft mesh upper with carbon effect finish lets your foot breath. Unfortunately this material is not waterproof. For that need to buy overshoes separately.
Polaris MR5000 is compatible with SPD pedals only. Am using shimano cleats with them and pedals. Altogether everything works perfect.
Feet feels very comfortble inside and is not getting sweat. When deciding for such a shoes remember to buy one size higher than you need.
Shoes itself are very lightweigh and nicely designed.
I am extremely satisfied with this shoes and can recommend them to all cyclists as I think they are must have product. I paid £65 only for them and something like £30 for pedals and £10 for cleats. When thinking about safety price should not be deciding factor. There are no disadvantages. Do not hesitate and buy a pair - you wont regret.
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Microfibre & soft mesh upper with carbon effect finish. Quick release ratchet plus 2 Velcro strap fastening.