Pretty good but hurts my ankle
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought: 42
I was looking for a shoe that lets my feet splay since I seem to constantly have numb toes these days. I struggle because my toes are extra long minus my big toe. The flex system is great. At no time did I feel like my feet were overly snug in the toe box. The multi directional boa is super nice for micro adjusting. My only complaint so far is that the top of the shoe digs into my ankle when I'm out of the saddle in the downhill stance. It's like the top of the shoe comes up too far or maybe it's the way the shoe is cut across the top where the boa laces run through the holes. I'm hoping the shoe breaks in some but I don't image it will stop digging into my ankle. That's a bummer because there was no way to know that until I rode in them, which means I can't return them. I definitely can't wear the shoe without socks that come up a little ways. I don't have a plethora of finances to purchase shoes so for the price point this shoe does the job. If you have the cash flow you might search harder for a more comfortable shoe for the downhill riding. Also, size 42 claims to be women's size 11 in Louis Garneau. That's way off. I wear 9.5 and the 41 was snug so I went with the 42 to give my toes the extra space.