It’s fair to say that these shoes are about the most comfortable out of the box bike shoes I’ve worn, with a Vibram rubber sole and semi flexible nylon midsole I could happily be in these all day in flat pedal set-up. I’ll have to let you know if this changes when we throw a set of SPD clips on them. Fastening is laces with a chunky Velcro strap. They’re not a wet weather shoes as such due to being fitted with a toe section made of TektileTM mesh which means they are very breathable but not water resistant. What this does mean is that on the hotter days when you would normally remove you trail boots and have damp socks this ain’t gonna happen in this shoes, a huge plus in my book.