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Perfectly Adequete

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I've been commuting with this shoe for a couple months now and have been pretty pleased with its performance. You get exactly what you should expect: an adequate bike shoe and a comfortable if not slightly awkward regular shoe. The clips do rub a bit when you walk on hard surfaces (tap tap), and the soles are much stiffer than a normal shoe, but even so I find them fairly comfortable. I've stopped bringing in other shoes, and just wear these around my office (carpeted). The spd pedal do also rub a bit when I unclip, but that might just be my specific pedals. Either way, it hasn't really bothered me. My more serious grip is the heel cup sucks. It seems like they just slapped a stiffer sole and some cleat holes on their regular shoe without redesigning it at all. I have to tie the laces really tight to keep my heel from popping out. This is true when I'm biking and to a lesser extent when I'm just walking as well.

All in all, it's a decent bike shoe though I wouldn't want to ride a century in them and a decent normal shoe though I wouldn't want to go on a hike in them.