My son and I have very high insteps and cannot use any buckle-type Sidi cycling shoes - the straps are just not long enough. Apparantly, Sidi offers a strap extender, but the bike shop I was at did not have them. However, this three-strap velcro Giau does everything we need for racing and touring, but at a very affordable price. It is a very high quality shoe and is extremely durable. It seems to be just as durable as my old Dominators (laces with velcro splashguard) that I finally discarded after 20 years of use. I highly recommend this product for any kind of off-road use. The only downside is that the receptacle plate will rust through in one season if exposed to salt. It appears that the metal is not stainless nor protected with any kind of plating. Since it is difficult to access this plate to clean it, I would recommend buying some spares and replacing them periodically.