I've had good experiences with Mavic shoes, particularly with the shape and fit of their soles. So I naturally went with these. I chose the black ones. Their finish is spot on. Comfort is great, but I had to do some insole experimentation as hot foot was a major problem until I cut the insoles to allow room for the balls of my feet. They fit snug around the knuckles. I think this is normal break-in process. They look great. Plenty stiff and supportive. Happy with them.