This is my first clip-less pedaling shoe. I got the 45 wide, which fits my foot well. The shoe is fairly stiff (especially compared to a walking shoe) and transmits force to the pedal very well. These shoes are quite comfy. The velcro straps and rachet buckles are easy to engage and easy to adjust. Soles give good traction on slippery ground. Plus, the price is good and these were on sale! I would highly recommend them as an enty-level shoe.