These are the best short finger cycling gloves I've owned. They fit well, true to size and they last a long time. My last pair survived over 2 years and I ride about 9000 miles a year on average. The gel on the palms placed perfectly and has just enough cushion for me. The loops on the back of the middle 2 fingers make it easier to take them off at the end of a ride. I ordered 2 pair this time just in case they quit making them or change the design before I need another pair!
I have been quite pleased with these shoes since buying a couple months ago. I almost always try to go into a brick and mortar to try on gear before ordering online, especially with shoes, but I took a leap of faith on this one and I couldn't be happier. I'll be honest, I was concerned w/ some of the comments regarding "narrow foot", but I stayed true to my gut and found the perfect size, for my above-average large foot. Walking in the shoes is a breeze with the recessed clip, and it feels like you're walking in a pair of stiff running shoes. No more sliding across the asphalt on your clips! You can kiss those days bye bye! And aside from the fit, the snugness of the shoe feels perfect and the Boa L6 dial truly blows my mind each time I use it (seriously, it's awesome). The single Velcro buckle across your upper toe gives that extra degree of freedom when finding the perfect fit. And let's not forget the sleek, sexy, simple black design. I feel like a friggen night rider in these shoes, even though I only ever use them in the day time!
There's nothing I don't like about this shoe. I use it for all my cycling ... from MTB trails, gravel adventures and road riding. Fit is just a bit on the large side but not bothersome and it gives me room for heavy socks in the winter. The Boa closure works super and won't degrade like velcro straps. The closure also has micro adjustability to get the fit just right. The soles are very comfortable in the hike a bike and walking modes with plenty of sure footed grip. These shoes seem to breathe well and I have no hot spots in the summer heat. I'l know more about the durability by next summer but I'm feeling confident they will hold up to everything I can throw at them. Very pleased with this purchase and would recomend this shoe.
I'm very picky about my gloves, and I like the Giro Strade Dure because they have good padding, well ventilated, and they dry quickly after a hot and sweaty day of riding. I also like the small finger cuffs that help you pull the gloves off at the end of your ride. That's a nice design feature.