If anyone has been looking at the Vittoria shoes on nashbar, save your money. First the good stuff. They breathe really well. Its the first time i've ever felt my feet get cold while riding. Seems like it would be good when its hot.
Now for the rest. The overall quality feels cheap. The straps feel like they'll start to rip in a matter of weeks. The ratchet system (most of the reason i bought the shoes) doesn't tighten well. It has a 3 position adjustment for different sized feet, but I couldn't get it into the narrow position. It seemed poorly designed. There is almost no padding on the bottom of the shoe. I could feel the cleat mounts easily through the sole whether I was walking or riding. I didn't go far, but I expect serious hot spots on long rides. The fit doesn't seem strong. I got the right size (there is only 1/4 inch between my big toe and the end of the shoe) but in trying to twist out of my pedals, my foot moved a lot side to side. I'm going to send them back tomorrow. I should just bite the bullet and get sidis, but I just can't justify spending $200 on shoes when I don't have much more than that in the bank.