Bought these to serve as both road and gravel shoes after years of Look pedals on the road bike and SPDs on the gravel bike. Now its SPDs all the way. These are stiff and light enough to be a good road shoe.
I use these shoes with my gravel bike, riding a mix of roads and dirt trails. They are stiff enough to be good road shoes, but are flexible enough to be ok when I have to hike-a-bike in the dirt, where they also provide good traction. I love the color and the material, they clean easily. I haven't had great experience with boa closures in the past, but so far these have been fine.