I've got a pair of Specialized shoes that I've been using for about 4 years. They've been a good pair of shoes and I've been thinking of another pair of Specialized for that reason. So, I did a little investigating and found a pair with cf soles and BOA closure that retails for $150. At the end of the season they can be had on the Specialized site for about $120. A friend of mine (and a much better cyclist than I am) swears by Sidi's. But, even with a nice discount they will cost $200 or more. Just wondering what experiences with brands and features some of you might have had.