I'm not a big fan of the lacing system. It sees like a good idea and it's easy to tighten, but I like a bit more flexibility to tighten one part of the shoe and loosen another. I have rather wide feet and found these to be a bit narrow. They were a really good price at 89 but I'm glad I didn't pay any more for them. If I hadn't been pressed for time I might've done more research and gotten something with regular laces.