I needed some new SPD-compatible shoes for gravel riding, touring, etc. (I use SPD-SLs on my road bike). These are very good shoes for the price and for my purposes - they are lightweight, and the Boa system is very easy to use and a nice touch at this proicepoint. They work well with a variety of mountain and touring pedals. The only negative is that they are only available in whole sizes - my Giro road shoes are 43.5, and that would have been ideal for these Cylinders. As it is, 43's are working out okay, just so long as I wear thin socks.
I've been wanting to upgrade my riding shoes to the boa cable tightening system for many years. I've tired of always having to lace and tuck in shoe strings. For the price you offered these high end shoes to me how could I not upgrade? Lighter and tighter is where it's at!