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Old 07-25-14, 10:21 AM   #1
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Show us your vintage cycling shoes!

Can't find a decent thread on this, so it's time to start a proper one in the C/V forum.

I wish I could post something older than these Lake CX100 shoes from ~1991, but I DO love them and they are still my main shoe (along with white socks that have a blue ring around the ankle...I wear black wool ankle-socks now). I replaced the low-quality laces with some good, thin shock cord and put slide locks on them. They are now super easy to get in and out of and with the large flap, no one's the wiser. I of course use them with similar-vintage Look pedals.



I've seen some nice shoes around - time to put them in their proper thread!
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I have a set of these:




I don't know why I'm so weird about wearing them- I want to, but I've never worn them out of the house. Super stiff, yet grippy sole.
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I've these NOS vintage Diamant Cyclocross shoes;

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Just bought these recently for my commute.

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Bought these the year my daughter was born. She graduated college last month. I still wear them when riding my Paramount.

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Detto Pietros on a ride:

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Just bought these recently for my commute.

Nice shoes. Care to share where you found these? Just looked up a pair on the bay. Insane price.
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Nice shoes. Care to share where you found these? Just looked up a pair on the bay. Insane price.
I found them on the 'bay. I see someone is trying to sell a pair for $350! That is an insane price. I did not pay close to that amount. There are also a few pairs available in the $20-$50 range, but mostly in very small sizes. I paid slightly more because I was anxious (my regular dress/work shoes were getting torn up) and these were my size and almost new. I did some shopping around and there are not many options for new production cycling shoes with stiff, ribbed-soled for walking & riding. Here's a decent article from Retrogrouch with some suggestions: The Retrogrouch: Classic Cycling Shoes

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I really like these Carnac shoes. I was looking for a pair of these before I settled on the Avocet 30s. Still casually on the lookout for some in size 10.5 or equivalent.
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^^^Yeah, velcro has been on cycling shoes for probably 30+ years. Classic, however, is different. Hence, the Classic & Vintage section

And I almost forgot I had these shoes. I bought an '89 Koga-Miyata FullPro a few years back from the original owner. He only rode the bike a couple of times and I got the shoes he bought with the bike as well. They're size 45 but run like a 43 or 44 so they don't fit me, almost new condition. Will be putting them up for sale if anyone is interested.



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I love the shoes with built-in slots for using pedals with cages.
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My Adidas Eddy Merckx shoes from a while back.



I've just managed to get some new cleats for them after a long wait on ebay.
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Left to right: Detto.Detto.Detto.Detto. Johnston & Murphy



Cool weather Dettos. Unused.


The old standby.
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I still use these on my Viscount 3-speed fixed gear with Lyotard (steel cage) pedals:



These just retired last fall after 30 years of service because the cleats got too squeaky:



These are the ones that replaced them:



These fleece-lined ones get used in cold weather:

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I did some shopping around and there are not many options for new production cycling shoes with stiff, ribbed-soled for walking & riding. Here's a decent article from Retrogrouch with some suggestions: The Retrogrouch: Classic Cycling Shoes
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Root Boy and John Thompson, you've always got the cool stuff.
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Got married in those Johnston & Murphy's. The only pair shown which doesn't fit anymore.
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Just bought these recently for my commute.

I have a pair of these also, in 10 I believe. Wish I would have bought 10 1/2. Great shoes!
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Grapped a quick phone photo of my 2 pairs:



Diadoras (still have another new pair of cleats for these), and Avocet Mod. 30s.
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Cool shoes, John.

Nothing worse that a squeaky cleat.
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Now, here's some shoes…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/speedp...7630488732766/
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One model, three pairs do-it-all for me.

Clearanced Vittoria from Nashbar well over 20 years ago. Ridiculous cheap and was a reason to stock up - recall they were less than $30 pair, probably closer to $25. Obviuosly Vittoria / Italy but have no clue what model. No other markings or id.
ATB type, lugged sole (carbon platform whatever), leather upper, Cordura type mesh venting, tie string with leather wrap over and Velcro tension strap. I use them for both SPD pedals and other bikes with toe clips (sort of aggressive to fit lugged soles into pedals w/ toe clips but I'm used to it). Terrific shoe other than have had the lug portions detach from the sole. A simple re-glue with GOOP and their back in business.

Sort of now regret tossing away some other old cleated types, being C&V and all that but when leather starts looking scuzzy, has to go. Also threw away all my scuzzy vintage moto-X boots, Brit road race and now the craze is on for this stuff. I see some of the listings on fleabay and think yuk!

My want list for 'NEW' would be the Marressi or Dromarti's, both in brown and vented uppers.
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Cool shoes, John.

Nothing worse that a squeaky cleat.
I'd replace them in a heartbeat, but even after months of looking I haven't found replacement Rivat cleats. Maybe a job for a 3-D printer...
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Adidas Super Pro Classic; vintage meets carbon fiber; a great looking shoe and works well with a platform cleat. Made in 2007 and 2008 then discontinued. I guess when Adidas said "Limited Edition" they really meant it.

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