I used these shoes for about 10 rides and thought they were alright. The sizing is a little smaller so I would size up by about a size. Tightening/loosening the shoe in mid ride works great with the S.B.S. micro buckle. They are stiff and and have decent power transfer from foot to pedal. I found that the sole was very narrow making them feel a little unstable and giving the impression of a smaller pedaling platform compared to other shoes I have used. The instability/ weird fit might be due to the thin foot bed which probably could be replaced by superfeet or something similar to solve the issue. Nonetheless, these are good shoes for the price and will do the job.