Pros: top quality, consistent product, WIDE/mega option that truly is wide! lightweight, durable, comfortable
Recommendation: Sidi makes the only cycling shoes that have ever fit me well. I have a duck like eee width foot. The mega width option fit amazingly and didn't stretch too much as to compromise the sizing down the road. Yes the break in, but fit them a hair snug from the start and you're set!
Pros: Grip in muddy conditions. Easy to wash. Durable.
Recommendation: I've had these shoes about 2 years and they've been put through their paces. I managed to break a buckle which was a replaceable part. The upper material has stayed soft and has not dried out. A great shoe but not very affordable to buy new. I managed to get a deal on these and would not buy at retail.
Recommendation: I've had these for a few years and they have been through a lot. One shoe is missing a velcro strap but that wasn't from riding (my dog got a hold of it). Even with the missing strap it still holds well.