Like wearing a feather on your foot with the security of a vice . I am now the biggest fan of Northwave and will not buy any other shoe !! I was unsure of the size I needed and asked the Realcyclist rep Mitchell P. for some help. He told me what size to go with and they fit like a glove right out of the box and are getting better with each ride !! Realcyclist IS the place to shop!!!!