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Old 02-06-06, 01:10 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-06-06, 09:10 AM   #2
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It sounds like you are describing the SPD system.
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Old 02-06-06, 09:53 AM   #3
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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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Old 02-06-06, 04:42 PM   #5
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theres some options
http://www.lakecycling.com/free.html
http://sixsixone.com/catalog.aspx?id...d061dd&pl=BIKE
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=12811
http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...color_code=444

all of which i have heard suggested as walkable without clicking.
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Old 02-06-06, 08:16 PM   #6
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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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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.

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