Commuting - Shoes Shoes Shoes??????
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hello. i'm looking to purchase cycling shoes for commuting but am hitting a wall. i want something that's casual so i can walk with them on, not too bulky, and most annoyingly, i want them leather free. the Nike Katos seemed to fit that bill but no one has my size(as far as i've looked).
any recommendations before i go crazy and just replace my pedals on my new bike with cages?
06-21-06, 09:09 PM
I was unable to find a leather-free clipless casual shoe as well. I simply keep a pair of shoes in my bag. I know that is not the answer you are looking for though.
but it might be the only thing to do. i don't mind really doing it commuting to work and such. but what about just going to on a ride to the store, to hang out, etc, etc? i don't wanna clunk around in silly shoes.
aye. it's looking more and more that i'll go with cages. but meh, i wanna go clipless!!! waaaaahhwaahhhh!!!!
06-22-06, 09:28 AM
San Diego eh? You can get clipless open toed sandles. Then use the little rubber/plastic thingies that cover the widgets in the soles for off-bike use. I just wear my loose comfortable size 13 New Balance Nike work shoes on my 20 mile ride home, toe clips and all.
06-22-06, 09:53 AM
lake or shimano spd sandals... no leather, plenty of "casual style", nice reecessed cleat theat dosen't click while you walk...
06-22-06, 11:29 AM
Agreed on the sandals, perfect for SD, perfect for 'a ride to the store' and 'just hanging out'
06-22-06, 11:32 AM
As above, sandals are THE way to go. I have the Exustar sandals and I'm loving them. Sooo comfortable walking, I wear them even off the bike. My wife thinks I'm a bit of a geek though :rolleyes: . I wear them all day at work, no covers needed for the cleats (recessed adequately).
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