The Sidi Defender Shoes blends a comfortable hiking style with a SPD compatible sole, for a shoe that excels in Enduro and all-mountain riding where extra protection is needed. With a deep tread consisting of different rubber compounds, the Defender offers perfect grip in different ground conditions. The new Politex upper is constructed of several overlapping layers with different physical-mechanical properties. Politex offers strong resistance to ripping, laceration, stretching and fading. The Tecno 3 Buckle System allows easy on-bike fit adjustment, while the reinforced heel cup prevents power robbing heel lift and the ventilated synthetic upper delivers cool comfort. The high ankle coverage provides additional protection in rocky terrain, and the heel pull tab helps getting into the shoe.