These things are great, for true to size and my feet are wide. Super grippy, breathe pretty well, great water resistance. Are not worse for the wear after 10 rides.
They look cool and fit well but are too stiff for my taste. I like to be able to have more feeling in the sole. I like to be able to really feel my pedals. I prefer the Barge LS and wish I could exchange them.
Plenty of pedal feel, absolutely zero slipping around and they are comfy! What else can you ask for in a badass mtb shoe!
The shoes feel very solid and high quality. I went a half size up like I do in most Sole Tech shoes, and the fit is very nice.
My one possible gripe is that the collar height is quite odd. The edge tends to rest against my ankle joint, which can cause a bit of irritation after a while.
coming from a Jameson pro semenuk that outlasted building trails riding pumptrack and nasty pedal pins, this is the upgrade i needed. thank you etnies.