Snug, but positive fitting/pedal engaging show. Mates absolutely perfect with Mallet pedals with no cleat break in period like always had to do with other shoes snd CB pedals. Stiff enough to pedal fairly efficiently with high comfort walking around when off bike. Boa is the way go for ultimate adjustment. Like better than speed lace since no extra lacing to tuck away. Only dis is solid black in color that may get warm on hot days. Ventilation isnï¿½t bad though, just wear good, breathable socks helps.