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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 01-01-13, 03:30 PM   #1
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reccomendation cycling shoes on a budget for a big guy

I'm very close to putting my supersport back on the road, and I was wanting to get some ideas on some cycling shoes, I'm a relativily big guy, not overweight, but 6' 1 and 200 pounds, I fit the bike just fine, but all the shoes I see seem to be for much smaller feet. I wear a size 12 t0 12 1/2 , I'm using a set of Atom 440 pedals and brooks toe clips, I hope the clips fit. I dont want a shoe with a cleat on the bottom, I'm mainly using the clips to recover some lost motion. I know you can use a toe clip and a shoe with a cleat on the bottom, but I think the clips will be fine by themselves. I'm on a budget here, after putting several hundred into fixing this bike
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Shimano has some MTB shoes that look like regular athletic shoes for in the $50 range. They come with SPD clips included but not installed. The shoes themselves come with covers over where the cleats would attach that just look like the rest of the sole. I'm 5'11" and 230 with somewhat wide feet and they fit me reasonably well. If you wear a D width or less they should fit great.
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Skate shoes (Van’s etc…) are thick soled and tough. I don't ride long times or miles, maybe 2+ hours and have had good results with them. Also if you shop some they can be had on sale, 20-30$ isn't unusual. They look different for us with a few years but can be had in not to wild designs or colors.
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Skate shoes (Van’s etc…) are thick soled and tough. I don't ride long times or miles, maybe 2+ hours and have had good results with them. Also if you shop some they can be had on sale, 20-30$ isn't unusual. They look different for us with a few years but can be had in not to wild designs or colors.
thats a good thought as I like flat bottom shoes, i can get those local for close to online prices, the standard heel on a pair of tennis shoes puts my foot at a wierd angle, i have to wear low heels
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