I rode these in whistler in the DH park. They were the most comfortable and grippiest shoe I've tried...almost too grippy.... very close to being in clipless. I was using crankbros pedals and I found if I didn't set my foot down exactly perfect, it was a challenge to adjust because you literally had to lift your foot off and readjust...the last thing you want to think about. But once you were in, your feet never leave the pedal. Glad I have them!