Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-02-11, 12:43 PM   #26
justtom
Member
 
justtom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NorthEast,Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well im new to this and i just where my Fila cross trainers with my custom fit orthotics that i had made last year by my podiatrist after surgery for planters fasciitis on both feet.should i be wearing something else?
justtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-11, 01:11 PM   #27
shadoman
Senior Member
 
shadoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ChokeYa, Illinois
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus Triple, Schwinn Passage, Raleigh Tech 420, Viner Road Record, Soma Sport, Schwinn Tempo, Bianchi Nuevo Alloro, Takara Prestige SS, Diamondback Outlook
Posts: 546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use oldstyle toe clips and straps, and I wear indoor soccer shoes.
shadoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-11, 02:58 PM   #28
Erwin8r
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,016
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by justtom View Post
well im new to this and i just where my Fila cross trainers with my custom fit orthotics that i had made last year by my podiatrist after surgery for planters fasciitis on both feet.should i be wearing something else?
Eventually, depending on how much you ride, you will start to be interested in clipless pedals/shoes--they are more efficient and make pedaling distances or faster much easier...
Erwin8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-11, 05:20 PM   #29
she
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Bikes: A Raleigh detour 3
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by magohn View Post
I went clipless last year after somebody posted on the forums that REI had mistakenly put on clearance "Shimano R160 Road Bike Shoes - Women's - '08 Closeout". Turns out not many women have a size 13 foot. The store had listed the mens shoes and so I snapped them up for $50. The shoes are so comfortable and so light (carbon soles) that if I eve need a new pair I would be tempted to spend the retail cost of $250. I love these shoes:

I say you were real lucky that you got them. 250.00? They look real pretty.


Quote:
Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
I wear my normal gym shoes.
You find it stiff enough? I feel like my feet are swimming into the pedals. LOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by funrover View Post
So far I have had good luck with 3 brands: Teva, Merrill(sp) and my favorite Keen
Keen seems to be a popular brand...I'll have to check that out.....and those other . ;0

Quote:
Originally Posted by JacktheFlash View Post
I like skate board shoes like Vans. My New Balance seem to have a failrly stiff sole and I like them too.
Are skate board shoes stiff? I actually like Van sneakers but I only bought a couple of slip on pairs . Very comfy. I probably bought the wrong ones for biking. LOL
she is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-11, 05:45 PM   #30
Drew Eckhardt
Senior Member
 
Drew Eckhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,022
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by she View Post
I tried search and can't find anything. Maybe I'm not putting the right keywords?
I don't use clipless and yes I don't wear bike shorts (but planning to wear underneath my pants) I know I need stiffer sneakers or shoes. My payless sneakers aren't cutting it.
So what do you wear and /or suggest? Any input please.....
I use Shimano BMX shoes (current incarnation here http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/shimano-sh-mp66w-bmx-mountain-bike-shoes-white-44.html) with 2-hole cleats (currently Bebop), although you could just pass on removing the plug in the sole and ride them on platform pedals.
Drew Eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-11, 07:04 PM   #31
Pinyon
Senior Member
 
Pinyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern Colorado
Bikes:
Posts: 1,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another vote for 2-sided SPD pedals. I also like to have mountain bike shoes that have rubber in the arch. Most have a slick nylon or fiberglass arch, that is really easy to slip off of at a traffic intersection. Slipping off is dangerous. I've seen people wreck that way numerous times.

You can push through the intersection with the rubber arches without being clipped in. Saves me lots of worry at busy intersections.

I also have an old stiff front-fork mountain bike that I use as a commuter with old fashioned toe clips. That works fine for carrying groceries and such, but I can't pull up on the toe clips as hard on hills as I can with SPD pedals.
Pinyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-11, 07:56 PM   #32
Bendico
Senior Member
 
Bendico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Westmoreland County, PA
Bikes:
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wear Sidi mountian bike shoes and use Shimano M324 SPD pedals.
Bendico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-11, 08:35 AM   #33
goldfinch 
Senior Member
 
goldfinch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minnesota/Arizona and between
Bikes: Trek Madone 4.7 WSD, 1969 Schwinn Collegiate, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Terry Classic, Gary Fisher Marlin, Litespeed Ocoee
Posts: 3,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I brought my bike in for the derraileurs to be adjusted yesterday. While I was waiting I found these Keen bike sandles, ordinarily in the $100-$115 range:


They were on sale for $89, one pair, my size. I waffled and didn't buy and regretted later because they were a perfect fit. I went online and found the exact same shoes on Amazon for $69. I ordinarily would have supported my LBS but I couldn't pass up this deal.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001T6FYNC
goldfinch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-11, 10:24 AM   #34
borobike
Dept. store bike bandit
 
Join Date: May 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just wear regular ole Nike tennis shoes. No clips on the pedals or anything.
.
.
.
borobike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-11, 10:49 AM   #35
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,573
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
I brought my bike in for the derraileurs to be adjusted yesterday. While I was waiting I found these Keen bike sandles, ordinarily in the $100-$115 range:
I have a pair of of Keen bike sandals for SPD. In the summer, I wear them on bike rides to a couple of beaches that have lots of rocks on the ground, where you can swim, but your feet need protection.
Seattle Forrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-11, 09:02 PM   #36
DownTheRoad
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Goldfinch- 69 bucks is the cheapest I've ever seen Keen's. Thanks for the link, I ordered a pair. Stouts is a site to keep an eye on that carries Keens too. I have found that the even the biggest sites don't have every color and size variations at all times. Do you think the better the deal the less likely you are to find exacctly what you want?

Last edited by DownTheRoad; 06-15-11 at 09:09 PM.
DownTheRoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-11, 09:30 PM   #37
BHOFM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NW Arkansas
Bikes: Too many to count
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like these, sole is stiff and they don't slip, plus, easy to stop and get the
rocks out.

http://www.payless.com/store/product...splayName=Mens
BHOFM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-11, 11:39 PM   #38
Northwestrider
Senior Member
 
Northwestrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Dahon Mu P 24 , Bacchetta Strada, Rodriguez Tandem, Wheeler MTB
Posts: 2,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Keen Sandals, rain or shine, stiff and dry out well.
Northwestrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 06:24 AM   #39
dygituljunky
Senior Member
 
dygituljunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Metro Atlanta, GA, USA
Bikes: Giant Sedona (Mid 90's), Giant Seek 2, Greenspeed Anura
Posts: 343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shimano mountain bike shoes with SPD cleats.
dygituljunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 06:36 AM   #40
jmeissner
Senior Member
 
jmeissner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Bought them this year and since they are an older model I only paid $100 for them at my LBS. I also use SPD-SL pedals with them.

Next to switching to bibs these are the most comfortable addition to my cycling gear.
jmeissner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 08:04 AM   #41
nfmisso
Nigel
 
nfmisso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
Posts: 1,934
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Brahma low cut boots from Wal-mart. A couple of the styles are very light, and have stiff soles; and less than $30-

My commute is 12 miles each way, the Brahmas are comfortable for the ride and all day at work (office).
nfmisso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 08:12 AM   #42
Pamestique 
Shredding Grandma!
 
Pamestique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes: I don't own any bikes
Posts: 4,795
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I am a fan of Sidi shoes but understand they are expensive. I recently bought a pair of Pearl Izumi MTB shoes at REI. They were on sale - I think around $70. Although I've added a cleat, I can see where these shoes would work great without one (I use the same pedal system - Time - on my MTB and road bikes - just different style platforms). The shoes are stiff enough to be supportive but comfortable for walking around. I highly recommend them (as I see others have as well).

One word of Sidi's... yes I know they cost just south of $300 but most comfortable shoes ever and they last. I beat my MTB shoes up terribly and am still using a pair I bought a number of seasons ago. I can't say the Sidi's are the most comfortable walking around shoes (even though I buy the Dominators with an MTB sole) which is why I bought the PI for longer,more difficult rides where i know i have to walk.

I am a firm believer in using the right equipment for the task. For instance, cycling shorts... nothing beats them for comfort and function. Cycling shoes same thing. The investment in good stuff is worth it.
__________________
______________________________________________________________

Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.
Pamestique is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 08:13 AM   #43
Brando_T.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 450
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Adidas road shoes (closeout, cheap at local bike shop) + Speedplay pedals (new for 2011, formerly Time pedals)
Brando_T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 03:04 PM   #44
fc_
phredite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: East SF Bay, CA
Bikes: Salsa Casseroll, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Soma Groove
Posts: 320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For my commute (20-34 miles round trip, depending on how I feel), plain old sneakers with wide bmx style pedals work fine for me.

For longer rides, I'm currently using shimano "multi-use touring shoes" and dual sided spd mountain pedals.

fc_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 03:49 PM   #45
Ali_Pine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pennsylvania and Colorado - Snowbird with bad sense of direction & humor... Retired now Ski Bum... My Ride - Montague - Paratrooper
Bikes: Montague - Paratrooper
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dygituljunky View Post
Shimano mountain bike shoes with SPD cleats.
Ditto - I've had my first (and cheapest) pair for over four years. Ride MTN bike mostly on streets or MUP, somtimes on real mountain bike trails.
Soaked by rain numerous times. Still working fine. Went to cleats to keep the foot on the pedal.
Ali_Pine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 07:16 PM   #46
sillygolem
No Money and No Sense
 
sillygolem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Anderson, MO
Bikes:
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I mostly wear Speedo's version of the aquasock which has almost zero padding for better foot/pedal transfer and keeps my feet dry if I have to cross a stream. In the summer I sometimes ride wearing my rope sandals: I have a pair from Nomadic State of Mind, but there are several similar manufacturers. Again, little padding for less squishiness.
sillygolem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 09:01 PM   #47
jboyd
Senior Member
 
jboyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern Illinois
Bikes: Giant "Rainier"
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wear these everyday with slacks for work. I get home and change into my baggies and t-shirt and then put these back on. I am crazy about them Very stiff, look good and extremely comfortable.

http://www.merrell.com/US/en-us/Prod...Mens/Intercept

That said, the more serious mtn bikers I have been around swear by these. I am surprised no one has mentioned these yet.

http://fiveten.com/products
jboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-11, 09:38 PM   #48
turtlewoman
Senior Member
 
turtlewoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Santa Fe
Bikes: Peugeot something 1975
Posts: 381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This summer I am wearing my regular Keen sandals. They're not bike sandals but they seem rigid enougn. In the winter I wear my Shimano mountain bike shoes.
turtlewoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-11, 06:04 AM   #49
irwin7638
Senior Member
 
irwin7638's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Bikes: Byron,Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy
Posts: 2,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I've been happiest with the Chrome shoes I bought last fall.

http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com...revisited.html

Marc
irwin7638 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-11, 08:54 AM   #50
bautieri
Downtown Spanky Brown
 
bautieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
Posts: 2,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fc_ View Post
For my commute (20-34 miles round trip, depending on how I feel), plain old sneakers with wide bmx style pedals work fine for me.

For longer rides, I'm currently using shimano "multi-use touring shoes" and dual sided spd mountain pedals.

I have an older version of this shoe with Speedplay Frog cleats. The shoes have been great. Comfortable and easy to walk around in should the need arise.
bautieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 AM.