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Sidi has always made great cycling shoes, and these are no exception. Pretty stiff but comfortable enough when you need to walk. Boa dials make it pretty easy to adjust tightness, although I wish it was a little easier to micro-adjust when loosening (very easy when tightening). I had a small issue with the tail of the tongue strap occasionally catching on the left pedal body on the downstroke. But since you can adjust the strap by pulling it through the holder, I was able to eliminate the rub. Could be related to my pedal and cleat position and not an issue with the shoe itself since the right shoe is fine.
For some years now, I have been wearing an earlier version of this bike shoe with my tandem that has Shimano cleat pedals. I only needed them for about 3 months of the year, but they kept my feet cozy. Wearing these shoes is a lot easier than wearing multiple pairs of socks or wrestling with toe covers, and do a better job of keeping both your feet and ankles warm. Last year we got a second tandem, but use SPD pedals on it, so it was time to get the Sidi Frost MTB shoe. It works just as well as the earlier version. With Sidi Frost shoes for each tandem, I never have frozen feet in the winter.
We have a long stretch of cold and wet weather in Oregon where my summer-weight Sidi mt bike shoes are just not enough to keep my feet warm. Tho not waterproof, these Trace 2 shoes provide a lot more shelter from wind and wet, so I can wear them well down in the 40s, maybe lower. Call me old-school, but I'm still a little wary of cord-based closure systems; they've only been around for a decade or two, so the jury's still out. But these closures feel crisp and precise. Any company that sells pretty much every part of the shoe as a replacement trusts in the longevity of their shoe. And they're right.
As a long distance endurance cyclist, comfortable shoes is essential. Riding last year across the USA with a group of 20 other cyclist I was surprised by how many of my fellow riders were equipped with SIDI shoes...once back home I decided to invest in a pair and as expected found them to be remarkably comfortable. In particular is the wider toe box, ergonomic heel support and the dial closure system. The only grip is that you can't easily reduce the tension on the closure dial. I strongly endorse these shoes and found the best pricing on BTD.