Fifty Plus (50+) - Bike Shoe Maintenance
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03-01-08, 08:25 AM
Is it proper to use a leather cleaner and conditioner for the bike shoes like Lexol? How about a shoe tree like cedar wood to keep the insides from smelling bad. And when will Nike figure out how to insert a micro chip in the shoe in case we get hit by a car or for other useless data?
03-01-08, 04:41 PM
Most modern bike shoes are made of Lorica or some other kind of "fake" leather. Don't think Lexol would hurt them but not sure either. I just wipe mine down with a damp cloth and mild soap if they get dirty.
Have only used a shoe tree to try to stretch a snug pair of bike shoes but don't think a wooden shoe tree will hurt anything. Always pull out the removalble insoles at the end of a ride and let the sweat dry out. I am impressed with how long cycling shoes actually last. Thought I would be looking for a new pair after a year or so, but the Nike shoes look almost new into year #4.
Really like Nike cycling shoes but I would not pay extra for a chip in the shoe. Cell phone works well for emergencies.
03-01-08, 06:40 PM
Since Nike has decided to drop the cycling business it is unlikely they will come up with anything new for their cycling shoes.
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