So far I'm throughly impressed with this riding shoe. When you factor in the cost it's unbeatable. If I had one issue it would be that it's SIDI s.d.s. so they're not made in the Italian factory and this was clearly mentioned upfront and honest. I was just too excited to see the SIDI shoe in my size and on sale, which doesn't happen often so I didn't read everything before placing my order. We'll see how well they hold up compared to my TCX X-Raps and Alpinestars J-6 but I expect them to do well. So far the guys at Action Athlete have been absolutely wonderful I give them 5 stars for their awesome service for sure. It's what brought me back to order the Trilobite District waxed cotton riding jacket/shirt. I'm sure il be ordering more as time goes on.