Vintage New Balance MTB shoes?
I recently got these at a thrift store, I first picked them up because they looked like a decent pair of sneakers for someone with big feet like mine!
However, once I tried them on, it became apparent that the soles were stiff! Very stiff, such that normal walking was all but impossible.
Trek Bicycle Corporation?!? The plot thickens! They're too chunky to be road shoes, too stiff to be Triathlon shoes, or touring shoes for that matter.
The sole even looks like it's deliberately slotted to hold onto the edge of a clipped-and-strapped pedal!
So does anyone recognize these? Are they meant for mountain biking? Are they incredibly rare and sought-after?