I do love these shoes! They fit well, are inexpensive, are relatively stiff and look great. I have 5 pairs of cycling shoes and as many saddles, trying to find the perfect fit, if that's possible. These shoes come the closest! I'm between 42.5 and 43. Thus, I usually buy 43 and wear thicker socks.. great for winter but not for summer. These I ordered in 42.5 (size 9) they match my foot perfectly, much better than my Sidi's at 1/3 the price. Plus, mounting cleats was so fast and easy with the sole markings. Why don't all shoes have these? Do we all need carbon soles? If you can get by with injected whatever, these are the perfect shoe and I love the white soles and red highlights, kinda matches my Castelli kit and Wilier bike. Since these are a new release, they are selling for retail; $100 (still a bargain) If you wait til next summer, I'm sure the price will be less...if you can find them!