I have been riding/racing for a while and these cleats and setup to me offer the best of both worlds. I used to race with toe straps, then the look black(fixed) and red(9 degree) float cleats, Shimano SPD and now the Shimano Dura Ace pedal cleats. The reason I like these is that i don't like all the movement of floating cleats but getting the correct positing with fixed cleat takes some work. This 1-2 degree of float with these Dura Ace blue cleats is perfect to me and the quality of the cleats is Shimano grade and am happy with. I have had for a week and 5 rides and no issues so far with walking tabs falling off. Couldn't be happier and will follow up after a month.