I've riden Sidis for years and I really wanted to buy the new BOA closure, but I couldn't bring myself to fork over the $. So I figured Id give these a shot. Never had a foot problem with shoes, running ski boots, etc. I've got good feet(knees and shoulders are another story). I really wanted to like them. They look great and the closure is cool. But my feet! After about 15 miles they hurt and go numb. Yes, I loosen them up a lot but when your climbing up a hill you don't want your foot to come out. The foot bed is just not comfortable. So, after thousands of miles of adjusting and loosening and tightening and moving my toes around to get the numbness and pain away I'm going back to SIdi. The old adage that you don't cheap out on bike shorts and shoes is true.