Once worn in I found these comfortable and I'm really happy with the look, however I don't find them suitable for cycling. I find that when I bend my ankle while cycling (and operating the clutch peddle of our car) the tongue bites in to my leg slightly painfully and eventually cause a small red sore point. But perhaps the leather will eventually wear to not do this. I also find the shoes too warm with not enough ventilation for cycling, and my feet sweat, but maybe this will be an advantage in the winter. Other than the cycling issues I am very happy.