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    NEW shoe/cleat design

    I am new to this site so bare with me. I know this sounds out of the blue but I get tired of trying to walk in my shoes with the huge cleats sticking out. What do you think of a design of a shoe that has the cleat built into the shoe. This is something to the effect like the new roller blade shoes that came out a few years ago haha. Do you think a shoe like this is in the making? basically have the shoe formed around the cleat where you can walk normally in the shoe?

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    It sounds like you are describing the SPD system.

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    SPD shoes tend to be walkable, but the soles do eventually wear and the cleats do eventually begin to grind on the ground as you walk. Personally, I think someone could/should design a better system for urban riders who end up walking on pavement in their clipless shoes quite a bit.

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    You mean like retractable cleats? Seems like it would be more trouble than it would be worth. More small parts to break, etc.

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    wow i never knew they made shoes that were walkable haha. there prolly are alot of cons to these types of shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by sctrackboy
    wow i never knew they made shoes that were walkable haha. there prolly are alot of cons to these types of shoes
    Not really. A little heavier and not as rigid. That's about it.

    For people that aren't racing and don't worry about a dozen grams here or there, it's not a big trade off to be able to walk around when you get to your destination.

    Az

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