Great concept, but flawed

Reviewed by seattleskichic from seattle, wa on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The BOA lacing is great concept - mostly seen in other brand of more expensive shoes - but after a dozen times wearing them, I could start to feel discomfort from feeling the lacing through the padded tongue and onto the top of my foot. I like to ride fast and climb, so I do tend to lace my bike shoes firmly for optimal power transfer. Perhaps for leisure use, one would not have the same issue as me, as a looser lace tension may not be problematic.

Also, I find the heel area near the achilles tendon is cut too high, I got irritation there. I guess it is to accomodate the BOA dial. This design flaw however can be remedied by lifting the inner sole and placing an inexpensive drug store heel lift under it.

As for the sizing, I'm a US size 6 and the size 36 was absolutely the right choice (NOTE that the website indicates size 36 = US size 5). I got the silver with black accents - it looks classy just like the photo.
  • Best Uses: Everyday riding, Long-distance riding
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Cyclist
  • Sizing: Feels full size too big
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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