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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-27-08, 10:48 PM   #1
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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)

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Old 11-27-08, 11:09 PM   #2
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You might check REI if you have a store nearby- not sure what sizes they carry.
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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.

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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.
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try zappos.com

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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.

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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.)...
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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.
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try zappos.com

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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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