Inspired by lightweight hiking shoes but designed for cycling, the Taho features a flexible internal “Trail Traction” plate for stiffness and power transfer on the bike, but flexibility when walking. For comfort, the Taho offers a padded Body Geometry insole, suede leather upper with breathable mesh panels, and a single top strap over laces. The Taho has a rubber MTB tire pattern sole for traction and a two-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern. The women’s specific version of the Taho also features a tapered heel cup for improved fit and sizing. Weight: 935g for size 42. Spare parts: BG footbed. The SRP is $119.99. www.specialized.com.