I have the ME7s and I like them when the sole is not peeling away from the cleat. They lasted about a year before I had to glue them. The glue isn’t working that great. Not sure I will replace them with the same because this is a common problem they have, but great shoe until they break 😀
I also picked up a pair of Diadoras for XC ish riding and they’re working great when I’m on the bike (park included) but the boa mechanism is starting to not work so well after not-a-ton of riding in them and I’m worried they’ll leave me stranded. They’re TERRIBLE for walking across super slick wood too with the minimalist hard sole.
I’ll look into you Specialized’s. Absent something better it’ll probably be ME7s again