Mountain Biking - Shoe advice
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01-13-11, 07:59 PM
What type of shoes or brand would go great with platform pedals ? My average tennies isnt cutting it. Got a nice set of kona wah wah pedals that I am pleased with other than the shoes.
01-13-11, 08:07 PM
5.10 Impacts (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=18195)
01-13-11, 09:18 PM
Sounds good . Do the lbs usually cary these so when I go in they know what im talking about and then get the right size ?lol.
01-13-11, 09:38 PM
5.10s are definitely high on most everyone's list but don't count out the 661 Filters.
...but don't count out the 661 Filters.
Don't listen to him...he's paid to say that!
01-14-11, 07:16 PM
The Impacts are great - super durable - but fiveten has many other riding shoe offerings worth checking out.
IME they run true to size across the line.
01-16-11, 09:56 PM
5-10s FTW. i also ride in converse chuck taylor high tops, i find them comfy and they are super stylie....
01-18-11, 09:39 AM
I normally ride clipless, but if I know I'm going to ride something sketchy and ride my platforms, I lace up my Vans. (Note to self: no more suede Vans). Of course, most any skateboard shoe is going to have a good, soft, rubbery, flat sole that will grip onto whatever protrusions your platforms have. Then, tuck your laces in once tied.
01-18-11, 05:46 PM
I like Converse as a brand. Any of their 3/4 high cross shoes give ankle support and last forever. I 've gotten them covered in mud while riding, back in the Colorado/ New Mexico days. You just slam em on rocks to loosen the mudd and keep riding.
01-18-11, 09:09 PM
Skate shoes don't even compare to the Impact. They're not bad, and I use a pair of DC's on occasion because they're a little more comfortable, but the Impact is a totally different level. The Impact sticks like glue. Also, the sole is stiffer than a skate shoe's for better power transfer.
Skate shoes don't even compare to the Filter. They're not bad, and I use a pair of DC's on occasion because they're a little more comfortable, but the Filter is a totally different level. The Filter sticks like glue. Also, the sole is stiffer than a skate shoe's for better power transfer.Fixed.
Seriously, what Zephyr says; just fill in the blank with a good bike-specific platform pedal shoe. They aren't just skate shoes with more padding. Toe box is more robust to protect from strikes and the midsoles are stiffer to transfer power better.
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