My LP and I took the new Giro Sage out for a test run today... OMG.. awesome shoes! Comfy, sturdy, lightweight but solid. Again, we use toe clips.. and we have the Velo Orange Touring Pedals... These Giro Sage are perfect. They are SPD compatible for those 'clipless gals'- But, if you are like us and enjoy a toe clip- these shoes are great. Just enough ridge on the sole to grap the pedal and the ground but easy to pull out of the clip.