Shimano invented SPD, so you can depend on it! The recessed cleat and clipless pedal technology revolutionized the cycling shoe/pedal interface. Ultimate power transfer and peak performance demand that pedal and shoe work together as one integrated system. Decades of legendary "in-the-dirt" dependability, reliability and sheer endurance has made SPD the world's "go-to" pedal technology. Multi-directional release allows the cleat to release by twisting your heel in any direction for an easy step in and out. The SM-SH56 cleats are compatible with all Shimano SPD pedals.