LOVE these shoes! I've been cycling for 10 years, but this is the first time I've really invested in a pair of shoes. I never believed it could make that much of a difference, but woah does it! I generally wear a size 8.5 shoe, the 41.0 fits like a glove. I have such a better connection to the bike in these than with my ancient, cheap shimano's. I ordered the pricier Espada's, but found that they felt nearly identical in fit and weight to the Solara, and after riding the Solara's once, I fell in love and sent the expensive ones back. On steepandcheap the Solara is an absolute steal! I was also worried the black would be hot for summer biking, but they managed to stay cool in multiple 90 deg/2-3hr rides thus far.