Got these shoes mainly for indoor training, hoping my feet would run cooler. They do provide some improvement over my current shoes but not a much as I had hoped. That said the shoes are well made and comfortable. I was pleased the fit (size 47) was similar to my current Shimano road shoes. Another big plus for me was the stack height with Shimano SPD-SL cleats was effectively the same as with my current shoes. The laces have been fine so far for indoor training but I think I prefer the flexibility of BOAs over laces. So I would recommend these shoes to a friend but with the caveats I have mentioned.
Wow! I had promised myself that as a resolution to restart my biking hobby and get back to healthy, I would get a nice pair of road shoes. My original shoes were 6 years old and i really had no complaints. They were a pair of Bontragers, on the lower end of their scale. I have a wide foot, so I was skeptical buying on-line. But these Genius Mega shoes are amazing. Such a better fit and more stability out of the saddle that I didn't even know I was missing. If I could give them higher than a 5 I would. One hint that almost kept me from buying. Some comments on-line complain about the tongue rubbing the front of the ankle. Yup. That was true. Very uncomfortable. Then I noticed that the manual suggests to cut the tongue through the slots already on the edge of the tongue. 2 minutes later and all is good, although it baffles me why sidi didn't do this in production. A great shoe you wont regret.