Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Fixed Surly CrossCheck, Redline Conquest Pro
I have some Diadora Ergos, and the placement of the ratchets caused an uncomfortable fold in the shoe when I tightened them up. But I liked being able to adjust on the fly. So, I would try ratchets, but I would make sure that the shoe fits really well, even with the ratchets tightened way up.
 I also have sandals and a pair of Sidi mtb shoes that are velcro only, and they get tight enough for me.