Made for high miles and the sports rider after a 'quality' feel, Carnac's M3 upper is married to a slightly more forgiving, injection moulded carbon polyamide sole. The shoe is also available in a full carbon version.
To all intents and purposes it's a stiff sole but there is a noticeable degree of give. It also has more room up front compared to similar Euro designs. The cut around the ankle is very low and feels loose so it's not the sort of shoe for out-and-out powerhouse riders but added comfort is a definite bonus. Carnac's reputation for quality should also make it one to last.
The vented sole blasts loads of air inside the shoe - excellent for summer cooling and freshness, but you'll need overshoes for winter warmth. It also comes with a replaceable heel pad. An expensive but quality high-mile shoe but worth it.