I have logged about a 1000 miles on my gravel bike with these babies. Excellent power transfer with the sole and the footbed has not given me any hot spots. The dial retention system has been flawless, even with mud packed around them. The heel retention system seemed a little extreme until I tightened them down and low and behold it actually works. Keeps my heel solidly planted in the shoe without rub or constriction.
Very happy with these shoes. Lightweight, comfortable, Boa closures are nice. Everything works as it should and sizing chart was accurate. Not as ultrastiff as my old shimano carbon soled shoes, but only slightly less stiff, lighter and better closures on these Pearl Izumis.
This is the Year of The Rain. Despite the rain and cold, these boots keep my feet dry and warm. I ride almost every day, sometimes 3-4 hr rides. Mine are over a year old and still work great. Just got this pair as a back-up because I love them and many bike shoes are only in men's sizes. I wear a 38 in this boot, same as my Sidis and Shimanos. I wear a 6 in Teva (just for comparison). The only trick is to make sure your pants cover the tops of the boots. That's the only place water gets in and it took me a while to isolate the source. I wear wool socks year round and a nice thick sock with this boot worked great in the upper 20s. A regular wool sock works into the low 60s. When it was windy and really cold, I tucked in a toe warmer.
This is my second pair of the SIDI Dominator Fit Mega Shoe. They are the only shoe that I have worn that are comfortable all the time. Even after getting them soaking wet they can be dried out and just as comfortable the next day.