The Shimano PD-M520 SPD mountain bike pedals use Shimano's tried and true mountain SPD design famous for ease of entry and exit. The M520s use the same SH-51 two-bolt mountain cleat (yes the cleat is included) as its more expensive cousins.
You will want to pair these pedals with a mountain shoe designed for a two-bolt cleat. But these pedals are not just for the off-road set. Many commuters, casual riders and spin class aficionados prefer mountain shoes and pedals to the road variant because mountain pedals are generally easier to clip in and out of plus it is much easier to walk in a mountain shoe.