First impressions after a few rides. I normally wear Sidi Dominator 44 mega and the Lake 44 wides are an identical fit. The shoe did not get wet after stepping down multiple times in wet snow ( unlike my sidi's) and were warm when pedaling. However, my feet did get cold (17F) on the down hill sections (which were pretty long, face got frosty too). I think some chemical toe warmers will help this next time. But each time I started pedaling back uphill they warmed up. The lacing system is awesome, I was initially worried about this. They are not bulky and are super comfy, I basically do not know they are there. I tried the Sidi Diablo's and did not like them. Would highly recommend the lakes for cold/wet trail riding in the snow.