Terrific shoe ..... I have been wearing Sidis for 15 years and these compare well - maybe more comfortable. They were great value on sale. Only problem was with Bikes Direct who shipped them without the plates to attach cleats ... it took three tries, first time they only shipped one plate instead of two - hello!
My 14-year old son uses these for XC riding. After about a month of use one buckle cracked, rendering it unusable. I purchased new buckles but, as other reviewers have noted, the ratchets on the plastic straps wear quickly so you are unable to tighten fully, then they jam when trying to loosen them. My teenage son can't get his shoes off without help!
The shoe bukle does not tighten as the strap teeth are striped out. The sole is falling apart. I have bought this model of shoe in previous years and it always held up well, until now.
I bought these shoes less than 8 months ago and the rubber sole on them are cracking and coming apart from the sole. Also the buckle on the left shoe will not tighten with the micro adjustment lever. On the positive side, the shoe is fairly light and works well when you have to get off the bike and walk.
I've never been so comfortable in a bike shoe as I have with these shoes. All other shoes I've had over the years were always a little tight on my feet and I don't really have wide feet. I figured I'd give these a shot and very happy I did. When I wear out this pair I'll be buying another.
Great shoe for the price. Sizing seems to be accurate. Shoe is very comfortable and does not slip on my heel. This is my first pair of spd shoes and read a lot of reviews before making a decision. I would purchase these again and would recommend them.
The clicker is mounted on a rubberized plastic strip which grips the plastic clicker strip, making it impossible to tighten the shoe past a certain point. Also having the Velcro strips facing in different directions is an annoyance.
I have a very wide foot. I buy 13 4E shoes. I bought the Wide 49 and the fit is similar to my other shoes. The size 48 would have probably fit well. The ratchet tightening strap works well. The cleat box fells like it's in the right spot. I've worn them for 250 miles with no signs of wear so far.