Last summer Jeremiah from Holdfast was in town and he kicked me a set of the then current Holdfast design. I've been riding them for a while now, and liked them but there were a few issues that I was unhappy with. Chiefly, having to reach down and pull them over my shoe everytime my foot came out. We got to talking about this at Midwest Mayhem and he dropped a set of the limited edition green ones on me, telling me to give these a try.
The new versions
These are the current production, and I gotta say, they are so much better. No more pulling them over my shoes (due to stiffer material that retains it's shape better and is easier to slide your foot under), no more long straps hanging off the side of my pedal. The craftsmanship and quality of the production design is simply spectacular. They've gone from a very nice "handmade" looking product, to a polished professional one.
I really can't say enough good things about them, it's a night and day difference in the construction and functionality between the old and new.
(don't be concerned about the minor surface rust, this is Minnesota winter, everything I own is fucking rusty)
A set will set you back fifty seven bones and they are available on Holdfast's website or at bikeshops in the know
I still prefer my clips and straps for general riding and mashing (I much prefer skidding in traditional clips), but for freestyle use I don't see myself ever going back. Thanks a ton homie.