I had a chance to take the new Cities out for a spin last weekend and let me tell you, they are comfortable! It was going to take a nice overall shoe to get added into my Icon rotation, and this shoe certainly answered the bell. They are very comfortable with no break-in period for me. We road in a cart, but because of some of the wet weather we've had, I still did a decent amount of walking. And they grip was fine. They might have less spikes than my Icons, but I didn't notice. Overall this is a great shoe. Really combines the performance and style I was looking for. I'm already trying to decide which color to add next.