Velcro is simple. Velcro is good. Why make a shoe like this
when the old design always worked? To launch a "new model" every year? I don't know, but I do know that my 3-strap velcro shoes lasted 5 years before the sole cracked. After about a month these new fangled shoes are being relegated to road use only. And the genius who invented a mountain bike shoe that doesn't come off your foot when the "M-lock buckle system" gets muddy should get his head examined.
Happily, Specialized offer "a version for those who prefer 3-strap closures" i.e. those who ride somewhere other than California.