Purchased these immediately after my previous Sidi road shoes finally failed after 10 years. Needed something without wait for next workout didn't have time to shop around and lose time. These were on sale $99 during holiday. Older technology didn't want the top buckle went with these because I knew the fit would be right. For the price hard to beat. Pretty stiff with the carbon mixed sole. Only 4 stars for older technology. Only gripe is tends to irritate inner right ankle if over tighten a little. May be just need break in or maybe cleat position since only on one side. Toe box a little taller than previous Sidi but feels like typical narrow fit. Overall fit is good for me and works. Good value.