My standard cleat. Good durability usually get 10k miles out of them... and I clip out a lot which wears out the bottom (hangs head in shame for not being able to do a proper track stand).
I've used Shimano cleats since my first pair of specialty shoes. The colored plastic parts tend to wear out sooner than I'd like but that's neither here nor there. The reason I'm writing a review, though, is that Shimano is no longer using those nasty plastic clam packages. My purchase came in a recyclable paper box. It won't change the world or solve the world's problem with plastics, but it's a move in the right direction. Good on Shimano.
I've been using Shimano sod cleats for over 20 years and they are. Second to none. I have them set up on both my road and triathlon shoes. I highly recommend them.
These are the real thing, I purchased Amazon knock offs and had annoying squeaking issues. The knock off cleats are not a good fit to the pedal
Great cleat and fairly long lasting. I change out every 1,000 to 1,500 miles because I end up walking around in these cleats and the yellow bits will get ragged. I have come out of these cleats stomping on the pedals, out of the saddle, when going through a corner. So I may try the lesser float cleats, though I've been through many pairs of these cleats with just a couple of incidents.
Chose blue cleats after many years of riding the stock yellow ones. Quicker and more confident click in out. Don't really notice the difference in flat, I guess my pedaling style is pretty consistent. These OEM Shimano cleats last forever, unless you walk all over the place on pavement with them on, which is foolish.
Just switched to Shimano Ultegra pedals after a few years on Look Keo pedals (which I stopped used because the metal plate had lost adhesion to the pedal body). I like the near-zero float of these cleats - feels secure. But the wear on the cleats from walking was much faster than what I experienced with the Look cleats. On both shoes, the outside cushion was gone in a week of riding, and further wear on the plastic under the cushion has resulted in a tilted walking surface and less grip. I know, who walks on road cleats? But it's different. Still, the grip to the pedal is good.
These have treated me with some mercy! I'm a newbie on clipless pedals and I have to say it's been a very comfortable experience clipping in and out with these given the amount of float they have.
You do not slip when walking! The cleats are easy in and out. But the best, when you stop and put your foot on the ground you do not slip. The yellow contact points, keep your foot from slipping.
Decided not to take away a star because one set of the cleats had a bad screw. That screw did cause me to have to get a threading tool and chase the threads in one of my shoes, very scary. Don't buy these till they go on sale, the price has doubled on them in the last couple of years. I also tried the cheap chinese knockoffs, they worked ok but they only last a few weeks and the colored knobs on the cleats fall off after a few days...
Used on a Giant TCR road bike. Provides easy in and easy out of the clips. Allows for good power deployment to the pedals.