When you’re developing your road riding it’s hard to know what to go for on the sliding scale of rigidity and performance versus flex and comfort.
A lot of riders use the Aksium Elite because it has everything you need to explore this relationship. The Ergo ratchet strap, which is usually a feature of more expensive shoes, and the fibre glass/nylon composite outsole give you some of the rigidity and hold you would expect from a race shoe. While the two Velcro straps and Ortholite® insole keep things comfortable for longer rides.
However your riding develops, a pair of Aksium Elite is a great thing to have in your kit bag – an option that works for any type of ride.