Over the years, I have tried just about every major shoe manufacturer's product. Some were really good, some were terrible. I purchased my first pair of Bont's about 4 years ago. Since then, they were subjected to nearly 50,000k of riding in hot weather, cold weather, rainy days, dirt roads, you name it, we did it (on a road bike). These shoes have proven to be the best I have ever worn. The generous toe box, the stiffness, the boa dials, the craftsmanship, it has all been very well thought out and engineered. I have retired the first pair and replaced them with exactly the same model of Vaypor+. I intend to do the same when this pair eventually wears out. I cannot recommend these shoes highly enough.