I've ridden these hard for 4 months. I first bought a pair of 46s, returned them and got a 45.5 which worked well with a medium thick Sole insole. However, I still felt I could go down to a 45 so I bought a second pair and use them with a thinner insole. I'm an 11.5 so should be a 46, but these shoes are very deep and average width. I love these shoes! Very walkable, stiff but not too stiff, great traction, cleat channel allows for very aft placement. They are made of very tough, rubber like material but have excellent ventilation. I do wish they would have used a little more soft/flexible materials on the lateral aspect of the toe box for when your toes push out on that area. The quick lace system and strap work well, but in the mid foot between them, I could use and additional strap for better tension. The lace cover is kinda pointless (though it works well) and covers up the tongue ventilation. I'm cutting it out off my 45s and leaving it on my 45.5s which I'll use more in the winter. These are really comfortable shoes and suited for everything from bike park to trail.