I tend to use clipless off road and on road but before going with SPD clipless on the mountains I got two pairs of these and they are exceptionally good. Mine were size ten and i found even with my wide feet they came up slightly loose. One thing I don;t like it that the super tacky rubber compound leaves marks everywhere. Accidentally wore them to dinner at a posh hotel in London and left black streaks all over their lovely floor that would not come out :/
i use clipless for mtb offroad, but i dont ride serious downhill, never had an issue quick releasing as always have it on the loosest tension, but at the same time my foot rarely comes out when i'm not expecting. think i'm gonna try flats and 510s next summer mtb spd can be good for commuting as the under sole generally covers the SPD, so you dont end up marking floors with the metal plate on the sole of the foot. i wear shimano (always a full size up) m088 are good and about £50, but the northwave on offer for £45 on evans and CRB chain reaction get good reviews too (orange or lime green trim with black
Very stiff soles compared to trainers. When I started using these, it immediately cured the soreness in the balls of my feet after rides. Super sticky rubber means they are about as close to being clipped in as you can get, without the hassle of spd's/cleats.
I'd say these aren't necessary for road cycling, though they would work. I'm the wrong person to comment on clips X) I've never liked the idea of being bolted to a bike, I like to know I can bail out when things go out of shape (which they often seem to, in my case) oO
I'm a size 9, so would Need a 9.5. The only reason I know they are small fitting is because the Mrs has some. Just thought I would get second opinion about the sizing. Thanks anyway.