I usually like to do 1year review of shoes, but I'm quite impressed with these thus far and to say I've put them through the ringer is an understatement. This is my third pair of RC, first pair was their free ride high top (I forgot the name) and second is the Vice low top.
These are by far (for the riding I do; Gravity, enduro, DH, All mountain) the best shoes I've owned, both in terms of comfort, quality and durability.
I rode these for a few weeks locally before taking them out to Oakridge to participate in a Trans Cascadia dig in Oakridge, OR. For that dig, these were my trail digging shoes and riding shoes, they got soaking wet, caked with mud, and still performed better than anyone could expect from a riding shoe. Don't get me wrong, this was a HORRIBLE choice on my part, wear proper boots for this kind of trail work. My point is these held up in those harsh conditions. While I foolishly tried to dry them near a fire pit, I did melt the top toe box on my left shoe, which is a bummer, but completely on me. These still hold up and work great.
Most recently, I went to Downieville, CA, which if you've ever been is rough on ALL gear. I of course crashed and shockingly saw my left boa had come off my shoe. Immediately I was worried I destroyed the boa and could no longer tighten my shoes, thankfully RC's & Boa's designers are smart af and it simply clicked right back onto my shoe. Shortly after, I swear I don't crash this much, I smashed my foot/big toe straight on and into a huge rock at mach chicken! While yes, it hurt like crazy, thankfully this shoe absorbed a huge bit of the impact and literally saved my toe.
I cannot express how much this shoe prevented me from losing my toe.
Lastly, as a riding shoe goes, these are super comfy right out of the box. I'm a size 13 and quite flat footed, so the heel is a nice touch. The grip I'd say is near un-matched. These shoes are just great, plain and simple.
Needless to say, if you're considering buying these as your next do it all riding shoe, don't... just buy them.
Keep doing you RC!