The visual of this shoe is the best. the comfort and utility of this shoe also does not lack. I found them to fit to size pretty well. I like my shoes a little tight so perhaps they were a tad small, but not uncomfortably small. I don't want my toes swimming while i'm mashing on the pedals. lacing is not easily adjustable on the fly but who care's they look great and as long as you lace them correctly initially no problems. I did get these on sale so my value was great, not sure i would pay full price for them.