I started road cycling just over 3 months ago and went with clips a month ago. I chose this pair of cycling shoes due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews (bikeradar, road, etc) about how comfortable they were.
They truly are VERY comfortable. I never wore cycling shoes and my initial thoughts were that they would be hard, shaped, inflexible, etc, but Fizik has a winner on their hands.
The ability to pop open the dial for an immediate release is ingenious. It makes taking them off effortless.
The styling of the white pair looks great and goes with every outfit color scheme.
They are very light, but do not feel flimsy or cheap. It's very solid. It's great Italian quality.
Some of the things I don't like are: (1) when very well tightened, the dial digs through into your feet. You will feel it and it's somewhat uncomfortable when riding. You get relief by loosening the dial a few clicks, but it might introduce a tiny bit more flex.
I typically wear size 42.5 US, so I purchased both the 42 and 42.5. My feet are slightly wider and the 42.5 provided the width I needed. The 42 was snug, but a little narrow.
Here's what's strange...the two pairs had slight differences and I bought them only two weeks apart. My 42 has a reflective heel stripe and a metal band on the toe velcro. The 42.5's heel stripe was not reflective. It was some faux leather and it was without the metal band on the velcro. I don't know if Fizik changed something or not, but I had a bad feeling the 42.5 I got could have been a counterfeit. The design seemed backwards. Maybe it was an older model...
Either way, great shoes! Buy it!