Yeah, not sure why you'd come in to share how you haven't tried them and they're not for you.
I went from Lakes (which I loved) to S-Works... which I loved a little less and now I'm still happier than a fat kid in a candy story with my Empires after many months of use. It does suck that the beautiful sole is easily marred but hey, they're shoes. If they were supposed to stay pretty they wouldn't be on the bottom of your foot.
Adjustment mid-ride? I haven't needed it once. On my S-Works I was glad they were so easy to adjust because I always needed it!
I'll be picking up another pair for sure.
Um, because they have laces...
I tried cycling shoes with laces.... 15 years ago.
Then this neat little device called BOA hit the marketplace. Bye bye ratchet, later Velcro... No way, laces.
I don't really need to try them to know what didn't work for me before won't change the fact that I am uninterested in loops and laces and found something that workers better for me, and even gave the reasons why that is, (on the fly adjustability, swelling feet, etc). That's nice, you don't need to adjust but some do. It's rare but I like the ability to, rather then to not.
If you like them, that's great, enjoy but please don't try and sell me on something I've tried in other brands before better solutions came to market.
If you would really like to support your reasons answer my concerns, what do you do with the extra lace slack, double knot or tuck?
You ever tried the 74's? I ditched many a Genius after a decade in SiDis, all because of the fit and BOA adjustability.
Last thing I need to focus on in a race is my shoe coming undone or winding up in my cranks.
Look, I like making my bike and kit look awesome but this seems more like a fashion statement then a fully functional product and yes, I base that solely on the fact they have laces.
Next thing you'll be selling me on leather helmets and toe cages
Enjoy your pretty shoes.