I never got compliments on bike shoes from non-cyclists before buying these shoes. They look sharp! I bought these for around-town purposes and they're great for that. I can walk easier in them than other bike shoes. Despite which they are sufficiently stiff for decent power transfer.
I appreciate the laces. I'm sick of retiring bike shoes because the velcro wore out. The laces are very high quality, stay tight, and my pair came with extra laces. There's a little loop to tuck the laces so they don't hang up on your chainring. It do miss having a ratchet or other quick-tightening method across the top, but I have weird shaped feet. More on this below.
They are VERY reflective under headlights. Under normal conditions they are kind of a medium gray color. The reflective coating has rubbed off a bit due to accidents, wheel rub etc.
These are probably good winter shoes but I haven't worn them in the winter yet. They are moderately watertight but do have tiny vents all over so who knows? Despite the vents they are not well ventilated and get hot.
I have duck feet wide through the balls and toes, but narrow heels. These shoes are sleek and narrow from toe to heel. I can lace around the toebox so they fit OK there but they're loose in the ankle and heel. I have to wear sock with them because debris gets in around my heel. If you have narrow feet these shoes are probably perfect