I got on sale and am very pleased with these. They are my 3 season shoe. they are light, breath well and comfy! That trim is some kinda shade of orange and wish the shoe was all black, I bought black laces and colored the orange on the heel with a marker!Recommended
These were instantly comfortable even for 4-5 hours. Previous reviews right on the mark- great for walking, cool, full size up, lacing really locks you in. Likely will need adjustment but easy to do, my cleat is pretty far forward.
I was mainly just looking for some inexpensive spd shoes for pleasure rides and commuting in the rain (to not get my work shoes wet). What I liked about these, aside from the price, was that they look like normal shoes and good looking shoes at that (I purchased the blue version). If wasn't for the fact that these are definitely not made for walking very far in, I would wear them around even when not riding.
Great shoe allows me to commute on my various bikes without changing pedals. Borderline ok for office attire. Leaps and bounds better than the PI shoes they replaced.
I wanted a good spd compatible shoe that left enough room at the ball of the foot for comfort. This shoe does that. Additionally, it's a good shoe for walking when I'm off the bike. The vibram sole has good grip, which is something other walkable cycling shoes often don't have.
Ordered and have been using the Giro Rumble VR MTB shoe here in NW Montana. I have problem feet and have been pleasantly surprised at the comfort level of these shoes right out of the box. I did order 1 size up as recommended in previous posts. The toe room is large and comfy. In cold weather you'll want to wear booties over the top. I have been riding my hybrid bike over icy and snow covered back roads using these shoes coupled to SPD's. Great combo.
OK...my feet are a little strange. My left foot is a 10.5 and normal width, while my right foot is an 11 wide. With my last pair of cycling shoes the right side of the right shoe busted out after a couple years of use. I went with the advice of some previous reviews and ordered a size higher (46) just to be safe. I noticed immediately that the toe box is a bit wider than my previous shoes, and they fit perfectly. They are very comfortable!! I installed my cleats but haven't been out riding yet...waiting for the crazy March weather to smooth out around here. But I anticipate that these shoes will be just fine.
I purchased the shoes for my loaded tours, casual rides and while doing errands on my bicycle. They are so comfortable, I now am wearing them on club rides. I'm very pleased with the shoes and the service from Bike Tires Direct.
This is my first pair of MTB shoes (I'm mostly a roadie), so I chose a brand I trust and a price that seemed OK. I only have one minor disappointment with these shoes, and it's mostly me The shoes can be tough to pull on, even when the laces are loosened. I've ridden them in the 90F heat this summer, and my feet never get hot. The toe box is large and comfortable. I'm a 13 (48) length and have relatively narrow feet, and these fit me very well, the laces allow me to tighten them across the top of the foot or snug across the ankle. If you have very wide feet, these could be a bit snug. Clipping inout is easy, and the sole affords very good grip on the flat side of my pedals.
I ride a lot of dusty and dirty trails here in Silicon Valley, and due to the mesh-type covering, these shoes absolutely eat dust and look dirty quickly. This will only bother you if you spend more time at cafes than you do on trails.
So far (a couple of months) these shoes are great. The eggbeaters cleats are fully recessed so I don't wear them down walking around, but there's plenty of space to clip in and out so that part is easy too. The sole pattern is fine for all around wear, nothing fancy but it is Vibram so that's supposed to be good. The uppers are mesh, so don't expect the slightest water resistance. The thing is, I've literally been wearing these every day all day since I've got them and have yet to notice any of the typical creasing, stressing, separation of glued layers that come with breaking in even expensive shoes, which these are not. They are comfortable - I don't bother changing into my other shoes anymore. Bonus, they're really light weight. The soles have a fair amount of stiffness in spite of these being comfortable to walk in. So far I am impressed all around.
I have a narrow heel and often have trouble finding shoes that fit. These are comfortable both on and off the bike. I use them just for commuting or riding around town. They don't look like a biking shoe, which is nice when I'm walking around, and the cleat doesn't stick out below the sole. I don't think they have enough stiffness to use as a performance shoe, but this also makes them comfortable for walking.
I purchased these thinking that I'd only use them while riding. It turns out that I'm wearing them more than I thought I would and not just for riding. They are a good entry level shoe, light weight and very well made. No issues or concerns with these shoes. Size does run true. I wear normally a size 11 and bought the Euro size 45.