These are great entry level tri shoes. Zac is correct in that if that toe smashed, it kind of stays that way..... permanently. The pull tab is made to be cut to length, very comfortable and a good all around value for what you get. I would almost suggest buying a half size smaller than listed as they seemed to soften and stretch after a couple rides. This is the case for me going barefoot now. Like said above, not the best, not the worst, but a good start.