For a subtle, about town look, the Specialized Sonomas are a perfect choice; their sole has an inverse tread, with holes cut into the sole rather than raised grips, and even though the sole looks a bit smooth it’s ﬁne for off the bike, though probably more for walking on pavements than rocky paths.
The sole’s pretty stiff too, so though the Sonomas wouldn’t be a ﬁrst choice for a hike’n’bike, for pure cycling they’re great.
Two Velcro closures mean quick fastening, but if your feet are on the wide side, or you have a high instep, you might struggle to get a ﬁrm fastening with the shortish straps. Ours came undone while walking.
The leather toe offers extra protection, which is nice, though they could do with some reﬂectives, especially as they’re aimed at city riding.
Sizing seemed spot on – which is good if you’re buying online.
|Name||Sonoma Woman Shoes (08)|
|Manufacturer's Description||Specialized Women specific MTB shoes feature reduced toe-box width for accurate fit and a deeper heel cup to eliminate heel-lift. - The Sonoma is a shoe designed for the casual days around town. The Trail Traction internal plate is stiff for cycling but flexible for walking. - Lightweight synthetic leather and vented mesh for enhanced comfort. - Tongue flaps keeps laces safely out of the chainrings. - Patented Body Geometry Technology is proven to increase comfort and efficiency - Compatible with all MTB pedal systems|
|Shoe Sizes Available||36 37 38 39 40 41 42|