I've got a pair of Answer's and a pair of Lake's. Both very similar.
Plus points - somewhat better looking than standard cycling shoes - if you're into 'the style' or whatever. A little more flexible and walkable. They are pretty decent board shoes, as well, if you use them without the cleats.
Negative points - any kind of rain turned them into sodden , heavy messes that takes days to dry out. Not that great as a cycling shoe. Limited cleat compatibility. Heavy.
At the end of the day - I just have cycling shoes for cycling and board shoes for boarding or whatever. There are some really nice looking casual cycling shoes, but if you are going for the true fixie look - then you don't need cleats. And if you're a messenger, then you'll be much better off with cyclocross type shoes and Time ATAC's anyway.