I ordered these to see if I could get on with clip-less pedals, prior to splashing out dollops of cash on better gear, so it isn't a great surprise that they were not the best quality. But I have to say that they failed even to live up to my worst expectations of them. The mechanism by which the shoe connects to the cleat tore off after a very short period of time. The twisting of the foot required to release the foot from the pedal simply weakened the cleat fixing plate inside the shoe, and I ended up with the insert attached to the pedal, together with the cleat etc...a right pain to remove and, naturally, the shoe is now defunct. Shell out a few extra quid and buy something half descent.