I rode with these for the first time today. I am pleased with the way things look as far as the construction so far. I could tell I had been riding with my old shoes but after ten miles on some twisty single track my feet felt great in these. The sizing seems to run a little small, I typically wear a size 11 shoe and ordered size 45 the first time. They were a little too small and I could feel pressure on my big toe. I returned them and got the 45.5's. The new size fit perfect. I am looking forward to seeing how they hold up over time.