Q36.5 Road Shoes

Time for new shoes and always interested in trying smaller/non-mainstream equipment. Curious if anyone has experience with their road shoe? I’m sure it’s an awesome shoe but, anything unique to take into account buying w/o trying on? For example, I bought some Shimano shoes years ago and was surprised how much of a carbon arch they built into the shoe. I have high arches but, theirs was about 1cm too far forward. I literally rode 200m turned around and took them off never to try again.