The Good: recessed cleat, velcro, looks, stealth rubber, comfort, walkability
The Bad: flexible, hot on long rides, a little on the heavy side
Recessed cleat stays out of the way when walking, however this can prove troublesome when clipping in. They look rad. The velcro strap is a nice detail and functions quite well. These shoes are great for freeride, downhill, and even cross country. Or just standing around and looking good. I would recommend them most for freeride applications, as they are not as stiff as most XC riders want, and can be pretty hot on longer rides.