I am a female and these shoes fit me perfectly. Being that I have a somewhat larger foot, size 10 womans, size 42 fit me so perfectly you would think they were tailored for me.
The boa system is great and easy for adjusting tension when riding. I love fizik shoes in general because their cleat position is higher than most brands. Also, the look and feel of these shoes is incredible. I consistently get compliments on them. As long as youre not too rough, the soft suede will look great for a while. This is my second pair Ive purchased. )
The upper gets scuffed pretty quickly, and so does the outsole, but I guess that's normal. The shoe itself is incredibly lightweight, comfortable, and stiff. I used this with SPD cleats via an adapter, and it's pretty solid.
I bought this shoe specifically to use for cyclocross as it has a boa closure system to dial in the fit and the option to add front spikes. At first I thought the shoe was too narrow in my correct size but after about 5 minute warming up in the shoe, it completely surprised me to how well it fit and stayed snug around my foot. There is just the right amount of arch support and with the front velcro strap you can adjust to allow your toes more or less room to customize the fit or adjust as your feet heat up on a long ride. Power transfer through the footbed is solid and the insole provides just the right amount of supportive cushion. This is a great MTB shoe that is very lightweight and fits your foot like a glove with the perfect amount of adjustability. I am now a new fan of Giro shoes!