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I'd originally tried to get the boa version, but the speed lace has been solid. Easy adjustment (rarely need to adjust the laces at all and just use the velcro strap to tighten for ride ready). They're very comfortable and have directional stiffness so that when pedaling and putting downward pressure on them, the soles are nice and stiff, but have a nice flexibility when walking that allows the shoe to flex. I used to ride in 5/10 kestrals that were super stiff, but like bricks to walk in, and would have to wear different shoes to drive in and change at the trailhead. These are easy enough to drive/walk and ride in... no extra pair of shoes necessary.
I have had CB egg beaters that are still going strong after 20+ years, some original Candy that were just partially rebuilt after 12 years and two pairs of Candy 7. The Candy 7 are tough and reliable too. The caveat is I had what I kept thinking was a loose cleat on the first Candy 7. I lost an end cap and had a bent fin so I decided to buy a new pair. When reading the instruction and looking through the parts I saw these traction pad devices to secure a snug fit if your shoe allows a gap between shoe and pedal. My Sidi Dominators did which explained why the cleat felt loose - it was actually a slight rocking. Problem solved I thought - those thicker traction devices are not easy to install. No vids on the web except one bike shop saying it was a bear. I called CB's and they offered to install at no cost if I shipped them back. So, I had them rebuild the old pair as well. Long story to say, CB's service is awesome - fast and on the mark. And, their prices are great too. The whole rebuild , fix and shipping both ways cost less than $60 for both pedals. It was a pain, but in the end worth it. If you are a CB fan, get these but possibly budget $20 and some time to send them back to have the thicker traction pads installed. It made a huge difference - no more feeling of a loose cleat which was actually slight rocking.