Just about every "road" shoe I've seen is velcro only, so it must have it's redeeming qualities. You don't say what you're actually doing with the shoes so it's kinda hard to comment as to the suitability.
I say if the shoe feels comfortable, go for it.
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.