I bought this shoe for my trip yearly to Fruita, I have always had stiletto's (Sidi). I never understood why I had to wear a racing shoe even though I have never raced...and use my bike as a tripod every time I walk on rocks, roots and over logs. This shoe is stiff enough for everyday pedaling and stable enough to inspire confidence off the pedal.
My Vibram sole peeled off the plastic, but it was replaced immediately by Giro directly, they told me some were manufactured with the wrong glue. No charge to me.
I'd buy them again.