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Waves77 11-27-08 10:48 PM

Looking for size 15 platform-friendly shoes
 
I have a pair of Wellgo MG-1 platform pedals and am currently using my Vans to ride. I love these shoes, so I'm either getting another pair of cheap(er) Vans or a pair of bike specific shoes.

I'm looking for something light, with a stiff/hard sole, adjustable and easy to clean (would prefer to ride without socks weather allowing). Limitation is that I wear a size 15 (so 5.10's are not an option) :)

StephenH 11-27-08 11:09 PM

You might check REI if you have a store nearby- not sure what sizes they carry.

JosephPaul86 11-27-08 11:16 PM

I ride with Vans, DVS, Element, and Airwalk skate shoes on my BMX. I wear New Balance 473 shoes on my Mountain bike for longer rides. I have Odyssey Twisted PC on the BMX and Diamondback platforms on the mountain bike.

Edited to add: Are your main issues finding size 15? I have issues and I only wear a 13.5 US size. I find that going to Ross or Marshalls I can find the oddball/large size.

Neil_B 11-28-08 04:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Waves77 (Post 7928752)
I have a pair of Wellgo MG-1 platform pedals and am currently using my Vans to ride. I love these shoes, so I'm either getting another pair of cheap(er) Vans or a pair of bike specific shoes.

I'm looking for something light, with a stiff/hard sole, adjustable and easy to clean (would prefer to ride without socks weather allowing). Limitation is that I wear a size 15 (so 5.10's are not an option) :)

Wouldn't hiking shoes and boots be available in your size? The stiff sole of shoes for hiking are great for platform pedals.

pwhallon 11-28-08 10:25 AM

try zappos.com

PW

Waves77 11-28-08 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JosephPaul86 (Post 7928853)
Edited to add: Are your main issues finding size 15? I have issues and I only wear a 13.5 US size. I find that going to Ross or Marshalls I can find the oddball/large size.

Yeah, I pretty much always have to buy my shoes online, can't walk into the store and browse for shoes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Historian (Post 7929200)
Wouldn't hiking shoes and boots be available in your size? The stiff sole of shoes for hiking are great for platform pedals.

I think most hiking shoes won't have a flat enough sole to prive enough grip. I'm just looking around, seems like once you go clipless you get all the goodies: lighter shoes, breathable materials, better adjustment (straps etc.)...

Neil_B 11-28-08 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Waves77 (Post 7930090)
I think most hiking shoes won't have a flat enough sole to prive enough grip.

I disagree. I've found hiking boots work fine, especially in cold weather.

10 Wheels 11-28-08 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by pwhallon (Post 7929934)
try zappos.com

PW

Lots of 15's to choose from
http://www.zappos.com/n/es/d/31250/size/21/page/1.html

I ride with Rockports Toe Clips no straps.
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/4078018.../men/s/21.html


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